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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.  

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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.

FENDI Fall and Winter 2020-2021
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FENDI Fall and Winter 2020-2021

Fashion Week Sometimes it’s beneath the prettiest façades that the deepest truths lie. Through the FENDI Women’s Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Collection, creative director Silvia Venturini Fendi delves into the dual personalities of la donna FENDI, charting the idiosyncrasies of her potent femininity. The subversive concept of ‘soft power’ emerges – from the boudoir to the boardroom, an expression of all things ladylike charged with emotion and ritual. Polarities of colour and texture prescribe smooth concrete greys and warm neutrals against a flush of pastels and a sunny FENDI yellow. Structure and softness dominate, asserting an illicit balance between strict austerity and sensuous abandon.    Emerging through offbeat contrasts and elegant monochromy, a heady mix of cashmere, fur, leather and lace become the pillars of this season’s FENDI wardrobe. Tailoring and outerwear is built around a nipped waist; flared officer’s coats, burnished perfectos and high-octane blazers are boned through the bodice with shoulders that plane to a flat point or drop into a Juliet sleeve. Voluptuous shapes unfurl into cozy loopback sweaters, a bonded leather accordion skirt and bibbed organdie blouses – countering the strict line of a nurse’s collar, men’s shirt stripes or corset detailing in quilted satin and felt. Revisiting animalia, a paisley of leopard spots appears in brushed wool tailoring and intarsia fur, whilst ornamentation arrives in a swathe of fringed beads or the neon shock of apricot Chantilly lace. Provocative yet restrained, a daring education from FENDI’s femme fatale is the order of the day.    The FENDI Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Accessories Collection exemplifies this season’s boudoir themes, as padded lambskin ‘brace’ booties and satin ‘suspender’ pumps elicit vampish airs.  In three sizes, a new accordion-frame Peekaboo bag opens in a deep ‘smile’ to reveal interchangeable inside pockets in smooth leather and precious skins. It appears also dipped in gold leather fringes or traced with appliqué lacework and beaded tassels. The iconic Baguette bag in handknit wool is joined leather shopper bags and charms inspired by vintage FENDI packaging, returning from the last Men’s Collection.   In collaboration with the London-based accessories brand Chaos designed by Charlotte Stockdale and Katie Lyall, a series of ‘tech jewellery’ pieces and small accessories offer a luxurious alternative to everyday storage. No device is left uncovered, from woven gold mesh smart phone pouches to a perforated ‘FF’ minaudière, smart earphones and smart watch keychains. Leather straps, zipper lanyards and chain-link bracelets sport an assortment of alphabet charms, gilded lighters and a discreet shot glass set. A scribble pen earring functions on paper and tablets alike.   The FENDI Women’s Fall/Winter 2020-2021 runway show features a live soundtrack by SONOIO, an electronic music project by Italian musician Alessandro Cortini, touring keyboardist of the internationally acclaimed industrial rock group Nine Inch Nails. more on Fendi.com Sometimes it’s beneath the prettiest façades that the deepest truths lie. Through the FENDI Women’s Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Collection, creative director Silvia Venturini Fendi delves into the dual personalities of la donna FENDI, charting the idiosyncrasies of her potent femininity. The subversive concept of ‘soft power’ emerges – from the boudoir to the boardroom, an expression of all things ladylike charged with emotion and ritual. Polarities of colour and texture prescribe smooth concrete greys and warm neutrals against a flush of pastels and a sunny FENDI yellow. Structure and softness dominate, asserting an illicit balance between strict austerity and sensuous abandon.    Emerging through offbeat contrasts and elegant monochromy, a heady mix of cashmere, fur, leather and lace become the pillars of this season’s FENDI wardrobe. Tailoring and outerwear is built around a nipped waist; flared officer’s coats, burnished perfectos and high-octane blazers are boned through the bodice with shoulders that plane to a flat point or drop into a Juliet sleeve. Voluptuous shapes unfurl into cozy loopback sweaters, a bonded leather accordion skirt and bibbed organdie blouses – countering the strict line of a nurse’s collar, men’s shirt stripes or corset detailing in quilted satin and felt. Revisiting animalia, a paisley of leopard spots appears in brushed wool tailoring and intarsia fur, whilst ornamentation arrives in a swathe of fringed beads or the neon shock of apricot Chantilly lace. Provocative yet restrained, a daring education from FENDI’s femme fatale is the order of the day.    The FENDI Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Accessories Collection exemplifies this season’s boudoir themes, as padded lambskin ‘brace’ booties and satin ‘suspender’ pumps elicit vampish airs.  In three sizes, a new accordion-frame Peekaboo bag opens in a deep ‘smile’ to reveal interchangeable inside pockets in smooth leather and precious skins. It appears also dipped in gold leather fringes or traced with appliqué lacework and beaded tassels. The iconic Baguette bag in handknit wool is joined leather shopper bags and charms inspired by vintage FENDI packaging, returning from the last Men’s Collection.   In collaboration with the London-based accessories brand Chaos designed by Charlotte Stockdale and Katie Lyall, a series of ‘tech jewellery’ pieces and small accessories offer a luxurious alternative to everyday storage. No device is left uncovered, from woven gold mesh smart phone pouches to a perforated ‘FF’ minaudière, smart earphones and smart watch keychains. Leather straps, zipper lanyards and chain-link bracelets sport an assortment of alphabet charms, gilded lighters and a discreet shot glass set. A scribble pen earring functions on paper and tablets alike.   The FENDI Women’s Fall/Winter 2020-2021 runway show features a live soundtrack by SONOIO, an electronic music project by Italian musician Alessandro Cortini, touring keyboardist of the internationally acclaimed industrial rock group Nine Inch Nails. more on Fendi.com

DGTL Amsterdam creates blueprint for a circular festival
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DGTL Amsterdam creates blueprint for a circular festival

Music After making great strides in the field of circularity for years, electronic music festival DGTL is taking a crucial next step during its upcoming eighth edition. As a pioneer in the field of innovation and sustainability, DGTL has created a circular blueprint that can be applied to both a festival and a city. DGTL Amsterdam, which kicks off the festival season on April 11th and 12th at the NDSM Docklands, is therefore the world's first electronic music festival that pursues full circularity.   The DGTL sustainability program has been running since 2013 and has been aimed from the outset to close cycles in the areas of energy, water & sanitation, food, commodities (waste) and mobility. As the aim this year is to close the entire DGTL circle, organisers have deemed the term ‘CYCLE’ their overarching theme for the 2020 edition. DGTL will close the cycles for a number of on-site systems, including energy, commodities, water and sanitation.    Of course, DGTL remains first and foremost a music festival, and for years have been working with a sustainable way of programming, combining international headliners with local talent. With over 65 artists spread out over seven stages, DGTL focuses on deepening and broadening the music line-up. For the broader audience, the Modular and AMP stages create a real festival vibe. Connoisseurs and purists can find their way to the techno stage Generator or the more underground-focused Filter. An increasingly prominent part of the program is set up for live performances on the large LIVE stage. View the full line-up at https://dgtl.nl/artists/line-up.   Collaboration with the city of Amsterdam It’s entirely feasible toview a festival as a temporary miniature version of a community. People work and consume, move, eat and sleep. Much like in a community there are all kinds of different flows such as money, energy, food, exchange of knowledge, water and creativity. For this reason, DGTL sees its festival terrain as a living lab for circular innovation in neighbourhoods and cities. By entering into partnerships with, among others, the City of Amsterdam and the Central Government, the festival takes on urban challenges on themes such as the energy transition and a new more sustainable form of sanitation.   Energy neutral With regard to energy, the objective this year is simple: during show days, energy consumption must come entirely from renewable sources. This means from sun, wind or other inexhaustible sources. The City of Amsterdam has invested in the event facilities at the NDSM Docklands; for example, the construction of additional power boxes has increased access to the main power grid. This means that all energy-demanding parts of the festival - such as bars, lighting and the food court - can simply use the sockets on the NDSM Docklands for their power supply. DGTL's energy system will be completely energy-neutral and emission-free during show days and the festival is parting ways with traditional diesel generators.   From urine to water, from poo to compost DGTL has also started a pilot together with the City of Amsterdam, researchers, toilet suppliers and processors to realize a circular sanitary system at the event. Urine is converted into (gray) water and faeces are processed into compost. DGTL hopes that this pilot offers a blueprint which neighbourhoods, cities and the music and events industry can learn from.   Plant-based menu After the introduction of a meat-free food court in 2016, in recent years DGTL has moved towards a menu consisting of rescued food and imperfect products. This year DGTL is taking astep further by offering a fully plant-based (vegan) menu put together by a select group of chefs.   Mobility Another important spearhead is the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions as a result of mobility movements. By far the largest part of DGTL's greenhouse gas emissions is caused by the travels of visitors. Artists’ flights, transport of suppliers and the use of machines during the festival build and dismantling process also produce emissions through burning fossil fuels. DGTL is closely looking at ways to make mobility (visitors, suppliers, artists) as efficient and sustainable as possible.   Regarding the fuel used for the machinery used during the set-up and breakdown of the event, DGTL will switch completely from diesel to biodiesel this year. With this, the festival reduces the CO2 emissions in that area by 89 percent. This year, DGTL also focuses on making traveling by train attractive for both national and international visitors. The festival offers special ticket deals, promoting national and international train transport when purchasing a ticket for DGTL Amsterdam. DGTL aims to direct as many visitors as possible towards travel by train instead of flight travel.   About DGTL: DGTL is a global electronic music festival with editions in Amsterdam, Santiago (Chile), São Paulo (Brazil), Barcelona & Madrid (Spain), Tel Aviv (Israel), Bangalore (India) and during the Amsterdam Dance Event. Besides the focus on music, the organisation brings a mix of unique art installations and revolutionary sustainability projects. Their sustainability program distinguishes them within the festival landscape. For the full line-up and more information please visit www.dgtl.nl   DGTL 11 & 12 April 2020, NDSM Docklands, Amsterdam TICKETS: https://dgtl.nl/mydgtl/tickets FULL LINE-UP: https://dgtl.nl/artists/line-up FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/421732865305915/ After making great strides in the field of circularity for years, electronic music festival DGTL is taking a crucial next step during its upcoming eighth edition. As a pioneer in the field of innovation and sustainability, DGTL has created a circular blueprint that can be applied to both a festival and a city. DGTL Amsterdam, which kicks off the festival season on April 11th and 12th at the NDSM Docklands, is therefore the world's first electronic music festival that pursues full circularity.   The DGTL sustainability program has been running since 2013 and has been aimed from the outset to close cycles in the areas of energy, water & sanitation, food, commodities (waste) and mobility. As the aim this year is to close the entire DGTL circle, organisers have deemed the term ‘CYCLE’ their overarching theme for the 2020 edition. DGTL will close the cycles for a number of on-site systems, including energy, commodities, water and sanitation.    Of course, DGTL remains first and foremost a music festival, and for years have been working with a sustainable way of programming, combining international headliners with local talent. With over 65 artists spread out over seven stages, DGTL focuses on deepening and broadening the music line-up. For the broader audience, the Modular and AMP stages create a real festival vibe. Connoisseurs and purists can find their way to the techno stage Generator or the more underground-focused Filter. An increasingly prominent part of the program is set up for live performances on the large LIVE stage. View the full line-up at https://dgtl.nl/artists/line-up.   Collaboration with the city of Amsterdam It’s entirely feasible toview a festival as a temporary miniature version of a community. People work and consume, move, eat and sleep. Much like in a community there are all kinds of different flows such as money, energy, food, exchange of knowledge, water and creativity. For this reason, DGTL sees its festival terrain as a living lab for circular innovation in neighbourhoods and cities. By entering into partnerships with, among others, the City of Amsterdam and the Central Government, the festival takes on urban challenges on themes such as the energy transition and a new more sustainable form of sanitation.   Energy neutral With regard to energy, the objective this year is simple: during show days, energy consumption must come entirely from renewable sources. This means from sun, wind or other inexhaustible sources. The City of Amsterdam has invested in the event facilities at the NDSM Docklands; for example, the construction of additional power boxes has increased access to the main power grid. This means that all energy-demanding parts of the festival - such as bars, lighting and the food court - can simply use the sockets on the NDSM Docklands for their power supply. DGTL's energy system will be completely energy-neutral and emission-free during show days and the festival is parting ways with traditional diesel generators.   From urine to water, from poo to compost DGTL has also started a pilot together with the City of Amsterdam, researchers, toilet suppliers and processors to realize a circular sanitary system at the event. Urine is converted into (gray) water and faeces are processed into compost. DGTL hopes that this pilot offers a blueprint which neighbourhoods, cities and the music and events industry can learn from.   Plant-based menu After the introduction of a meat-free food court in 2016, in recent years DGTL has moved towards a menu consisting of rescued food and imperfect products. This year DGTL is taking astep further by offering a fully plant-based (vegan) menu put together by a select group of chefs.   Mobility Another important spearhead is the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions as a result of mobility movements. By far the largest part of DGTL's greenhouse gas emissions is caused by the travels of visitors. Artists’ flights, transport of suppliers and the use of machines during the festival build and dismantling process also produce emissions through burning fossil fuels. DGTL is closely looking at ways to make mobility (visitors, suppliers, artists) as efficient and sustainable as possible.   Regarding the fuel used for the machinery used during the set-up and breakdown of the event, DGTL will switch completely from diesel to biodiesel this year. With this, the festival reduces the CO2 emissions in that area by 89 percent. This year, DGTL also focuses on making traveling by train attractive for both national and international visitors. The festival offers special ticket deals, promoting national and international train transport when purchasing a ticket for DGTL Amsterdam. DGTL aims to direct as many visitors as possible towards travel by train instead of flight travel.   About DGTL: DGTL is a global electronic music festival with editions in Amsterdam, Santiago (Chile), São Paulo (Brazil), Barcelona & Madrid (Spain), Tel Aviv (Israel), Bangalore (India) and during the Amsterdam Dance Event. Besides the focus on music, the organisation brings a mix of unique art installations and revolutionary sustainability projects. Their sustainability program distinguishes them within the festival landscape. For the full line-up and more information please visit www.dgtl.nl   DGTL 11 & 12 April 2020, NDSM Docklands, Amsterdam TICKETS: https://dgtl.nl/mydgtl/tickets FULL LINE-UP: https://dgtl.nl/artists/line-up FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/421732865305915/

BOSS Fall & Winter 2020 backstage
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BOSS Fall & Winter 2020 backstage

Fashion Week This season, BOSS celebrates a new generation. In a future-focused show at Milan Fashion Week today, models stepped onto the runway to showcase designs for men and women that seamlessly merge the established codes of the house with a spirit of continual innovation. Ultra-modern tailoring, elevated outerwear, and fluid jersey pieces come together in acollection named “Generations”, which reworks and restyles BOSS icons to reveal anew contemporary aesthetic. Bringing together decades of tailoring expertise with a bold, agenda-setting approach, the designs are created for BOSS men and women of every age, background and walk of life. In a lilac-colored show space at Social Music City, models including Mona Tougaard, Rebekka Longendyke, Jakob Zimny, Kiki Willems, Alvar Schulten, Fran Summers, Serigne Lam, Adut Akech, Toyosi Diya, Olli Heinimaki. Doutzen Kroes, Maartje Verhoef, Jun, Sarah Dahl, Serge Sergeev, Ruiqui Jiang, Jonas Glöer, Bingbing Liu, Rachel Marx, Ning Jinyi, Ilja Sizov, Abby Champion, Jeranimo van Russel, Juliane Gruner, Julian Felix, Sebastien Bednarek, Felice Noordhoff, Khadim Sock, Irina Shayk, Meng Yu Qi, Efraim, He Cong, Sol Goss, Jacob Lepp, Hannah Motler, Erik Rasmusson, Valerie Scherzinger, Lulu Tenney, Mateusz Chmielewski, Dee Glover, Cynthia Arrebola, Leon Dame, Denise Ascuet, Kohei Takabatake, Sacha Quenby, Maike Inga, Delta van Mele, Lara Mullen, Tang He, Tae Min Park, Aivita Muze, Jiri Fejtek, Clea Beuret, Cyrielle Lalande, Alec Pollentier, Hiandra Martinez, Cara Taylor, Alpha Dia, Freek Iven, Ajok Madel, Cherif Douamba, Peter Dupont, Josefine Lynderup, Ba Ruijie, Achenrin Madit, Sora Choi, Jay Taylor, Bella Hadid, Malick   Bodian, Vittoria Ceretti and Braien Vaiksaar walked an oval catwalk to the sounds of a live orchestra. The musicians performed a piece entitled “Down to Earth”, composedby Henri Scars Struck, at a show attended by over 600 guests, including Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, Ashley Benson, Madelaine Petsch, Miguel Bernardeau, Aitana Ocaña, Toni Garrn, Alex Pettyfer, Amber Valletta, Cameron Dallas, Tommy Dorfman, Todd Gurley, Amy Jackson, Keith Powers, Cindy Bruna, S. Pri Noir in BOSS, Caro Daur, Xenia Adonts, Leonie Hanne, Gala Gonzalez, Johannes Huebl, Carlo Sestini, Marc Forne, Diletta Bonaiuti, Linda Tol, Yoyo Chao, Kit Butler, Andrea Faccio, Erica Boldrin, Kim Cam Jones, Venice Min, Yuwei Zhangzou, Ricky Kwok, Tamara Kalinic, Lisa Hahnbück, Aylin Freund, Mandy Bork, Ann-Kathrin Götze, Guido Milani, Sophia Roe, Emili Sindlev and Mads Emil. The collection illustrates how the brand’s suiting heritage is more relevant than everbefore, with sharp silhouettes in new fabrications and colors paving the way forward for tailoring in the 2020s. A striking organic pattern features in multiple forms across coats, tailoring, leather, dresses, and accessories. The embroidered pieces are expertly crafted in Germany, a reflection of the longstanding BOSS dedication to hand workmanship. Outerwear is relaxed and oversized, while impeccably cut jersey dresses, skirts, and tops skim over the body. Hand-woven leather, flowing fringes, and glossy, bonded fabrics with digital prints all add depth and detail. Vivid red and coral accent a fall-inspired palette of browns, creams, grays, and black, while a fresh shade of lilac offers the perfect counterpart to these warm hues. A new approach to color blocking brings three and four colors together in many looks, evolving the monochrome aesthetic of previous seasons. This season’s new bags and shoes are offered in luxurious materials and finishes, with square-toe stretch fabric boots for her, and utility-inspired cross-body bags for him as highlights. Completing the picture, eyewear and jewelry in the show colors offer the perfect finish to this inspirational and forward-looking collection. This season, BOSS celebrates a new generation. In a future-focused show at Milan Fashion Week today, models stepped onto the runway to showcase designs for men and women that seamlessly merge the established codes of the house with a spirit of continual innovation. Ultra-modern tailoring, elevated outerwear, and fluid jersey pieces come together in acollection named “Generations”, which reworks and restyles BOSS icons to reveal anew contemporary aesthetic. Bringing together decades of tailoring expertise with a bold, agenda-setting approach, the designs are created for BOSS men and women of every age, background and walk of life. In a lilac-colored show space at Social Music City, models including Mona Tougaard, Rebekka Longendyke, Jakob Zimny, Kiki Willems, Alvar Schulten, Fran Summers, Serigne Lam, Adut Akech, Toyosi Diya, Olli Heinimaki. Doutzen Kroes, Maartje Verhoef, Jun, Sarah Dahl, Serge Sergeev, Ruiqui Jiang, Jonas Glöer, Bingbing Liu, Rachel Marx, Ning Jinyi, Ilja Sizov, Abby Champion, Jeranimo van Russel, Juliane Gruner, Julian Felix, Sebastien Bednarek, Felice Noordhoff, Khadim Sock, Irina Shayk, Meng Yu Qi, Efraim, He Cong, Sol Goss, Jacob Lepp, Hannah Motler, Erik Rasmusson, Valerie Scherzinger, Lulu Tenney, Mateusz Chmielewski, Dee Glover, Cynthia Arrebola, Leon Dame, Denise Ascuet, Kohei Takabatake, Sacha Quenby, Maike Inga, Delta van Mele, Lara Mullen, Tang He, Tae Min Park, Aivita Muze, Jiri Fejtek, Clea Beuret, Cyrielle Lalande, Alec Pollentier, Hiandra Martinez, Cara Taylor, Alpha Dia, Freek Iven, Ajok Madel, Cherif Douamba, Peter Dupont, Josefine Lynderup, Ba Ruijie, Achenrin Madit, Sora Choi, Jay Taylor, Bella Hadid, Malick   Bodian, Vittoria Ceretti and Braien Vaiksaar walked an oval catwalk to the sounds of a live orchestra. The musicians performed a piece entitled “Down to Earth”, composedby Henri Scars Struck, at a show attended by over 600 guests, including Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, Ashley Benson, Madelaine Petsch, Miguel Bernardeau, Aitana Ocaña, Toni Garrn, Alex Pettyfer, Amber Valletta, Cameron Dallas, Tommy Dorfman, Todd Gurley, Amy Jackson, Keith Powers, Cindy Bruna, S. Pri Noir in BOSS, Caro Daur, Xenia Adonts, Leonie Hanne, Gala Gonzalez, Johannes Huebl, Carlo Sestini, Marc Forne, Diletta Bonaiuti, Linda Tol, Yoyo Chao, Kit Butler, Andrea Faccio, Erica Boldrin, Kim Cam Jones, Venice Min, Yuwei Zhangzou, Ricky Kwok, Tamara Kalinic, Lisa Hahnbück, Aylin Freund, Mandy Bork, Ann-Kathrin Götze, Guido Milani, Sophia Roe, Emili Sindlev and Mads Emil. The collection illustrates how the brand’s suiting heritage is more relevant than everbefore, with sharp silhouettes in new fabrications and colors paving the way forward for tailoring in the 2020s. A striking organic pattern features in multiple forms across coats, tailoring, leather, dresses, and accessories. The embroidered pieces are expertly crafted in Germany, a reflection of the longstanding BOSS dedication to hand workmanship. Outerwear is relaxed and oversized, while impeccably cut jersey dresses, skirts, and tops skim over the body. Hand-woven leather, flowing fringes, and glossy, bonded fabrics with digital prints all add depth and detail. Vivid red and coral accent a fall-inspired palette of browns, creams, grays, and black, while a fresh shade of lilac offers the perfect counterpart to these warm hues. A new approach to color blocking brings three and four colors together in many looks, evolving the monochrome aesthetic of previous seasons. This season’s new bags and shoes are offered in luxurious materials and finishes, with square-toe stretch fabric boots for her, and utility-inspired cross-body bags for him as highlights. Completing the picture, eyewear and jewelry in the show colors offer the perfect finish to this inspirational and forward-looking collection.

LIU JO celebrates their 25th anniversary
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LIU JO celebrates their 25th anniversary

Fashion With the American super-top model, the brand unveils a new communication system that will stay on throughout 2020.   Music used to be listened to with a Walkman, social media were a distant reality, fashion was about to change forever. It was 1995, and Liu Jo made its debut on the fashion scene, staking everything on its future and looking to the contemporary world in a distinctive, characterful way. A simple yet innovative intuition was behind all that: creating something that could make women be themselves, at all times, supporting them every day.   What has happened since is the story of a brand that has traced its international journey over the years, in a very distinctive manner, and that nowadays – in 2020 – celebrates an anniversary, more a matter of values than a matter of age, something that is an achievement but also marks a new beginning.    #Bornin1995is the hashtag that tells about Liu Jo’s new communication system, which in 2020 will feature an undisputed contemporary icon, Kendall Jenner, a super top-model and a global influencer that will be the star of a new dimension of communication; for a whole year, her face and her personality will be at the centre of a project that will go beyond the boundaries of a ‘mere’ campaign and will turn into a 360-degree, universal message for today’s 25-year-olds, who can find a daily ally in Liu Jo that can help them feel strong,  beautiful and more and more empowered.   Kendall, chosen for her powerful influence on the media and for her closeness to the brand in terms of age and symbols – she was born in 1995 herself –, is an ideal ‘bridge’ between the past, the present and the future of the brand; in her coolness, she seems to have taken over from another great contemporary icon, Kate Moss, who, with her timeless allure, has been the face of the brand for such a long time, in an ideal game that seems to shift “from Kate to Kendall”.    Kendall is a magnetic 25-year-old girl that perfectly encloses a double soul – the more genuine rock one and the chicer, more feminine one – just in the same way as Liu Jo tells about the different sides of every woman, moving from denim to the main collections. Her photos work on the brand’s positioning and values, and go hand in hand with parallel contents that have ben specifically developed for the digital word: on one side, a more ‘classic’ multimedia campaign that strengthens the bond between Liu Jo and its most loyal consumers; on the other side, a new digital dimension, specially made to ‘talk’ with those young women that are now the future of the brand. With its powerful influence on the media and her pure glamour, Kendall is a real icon for the younger ones and is now the face of a brand that speaks with the voice of Generation Z, while sticking to its values: #Bornin1995, but ready to rise to the challenge of the future.   more on liujo.com   With the American super-top model, the brand unveils a new communication system that will stay on throughout 2020.   Music used to be listened to with a Walkman, social media were a distant reality, fashion was about to change forever. It was 1995, and Liu Jo made its debut on the fashion scene, staking everything on its future and looking to the contemporary world in a distinctive, characterful way. A simple yet innovative intuition was behind all that: creating something that could make women be themselves, at all times, supporting them every day.   What has happened since is the story of a brand that has traced its international journey over the years, in a very distinctive manner, and that nowadays – in 2020 – celebrates an anniversary, more a matter of values than a matter of age, something that is an achievement but also marks a new beginning.    #Bornin1995is the hashtag that tells about Liu Jo’s new communication system, which in 2020 will feature an undisputed contemporary icon, Kendall Jenner, a super top-model and a global influencer that will be the star of a new dimension of communication; for a whole year, her face and her personality will be at the centre of a project that will go beyond the boundaries of a ‘mere’ campaign and will turn into a 360-degree, universal message for today’s 25-year-olds, who can find a daily ally in Liu Jo that can help them feel strong,  beautiful and more and more empowered.   Kendall, chosen for her powerful influence on the media and for her closeness to the brand in terms of age and symbols – she was born in 1995 herself –, is an ideal ‘bridge’ between the past, the present and the future of the brand; in her coolness, she seems to have taken over from another great contemporary icon, Kate Moss, who, with her timeless allure, has been the face of the brand for such a long time, in an ideal game that seems to shift “from Kate to Kendall”.    Kendall is a magnetic 25-year-old girl that perfectly encloses a double soul – the more genuine rock one and the chicer, more feminine one – just in the same way as Liu Jo tells about the different sides of every woman, moving from denim to the main collections. Her photos work on the brand’s positioning and values, and go hand in hand with parallel contents that have ben specifically developed for the digital word: on one side, a more ‘classic’ multimedia campaign that strengthens the bond between Liu Jo and its most loyal consumers; on the other side, a new digital dimension, specially made to ‘talk’ with those young women that are now the future of the brand. With its powerful influence on the media and her pure glamour, Kendall is a real icon for the younger ones and is now the face of a brand that speaks with the voice of Generation Z, while sticking to its values: #Bornin1995, but ready to rise to the challenge of the future.   more on liujo.com  

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

Travel Exclusive travel story photographed by Ashley Soong. Exclusive travel story photographed by Ashley Soong.

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.”

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