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Louis Vuitton presents the new men's Spring & Summer 2021 collection in Shanghai
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Louis Vuitton presents the new men's Spring & Summer 2021 collection in Shanghai

Fashion Week Resurgence is the mantra of our moment in time. Carried by hope, it conveys the act of surging: rising up, uprising, progressing. Some solve crossword puzzles. Nuance is my game. The term “manifesto” comes from the Latin word for “obvious”. Stating the obvious is not in my nature, but I am a believer in the power of documentation. As I restart my engines at Louis Vuitton and take off for a future of new possibility, I look back at my port of departure. Under my artistic direction, I see my Louis Vuitton Men’s collections as my platform of nuance. I strive to employ fashion to reflect and affect ideals of inclusivity, unity and humanity. Through nuance, I believe in making my mark with poise, style and grace.        It’s my desire to imbue the traditional codes of luxury with my own progressive values. Nuance, like sarcasm, can be difficult to understand. Every season, my team updates The vocabulary according to Virgil Abloh: A liberal definition of terms and explanation of ideas. Under ‘I’ for ‘Irony’: “The presence of Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton.” For all intents and nuances, I have often spelled out the interceptive reality of myself as a black man in a French luxury house. I am well aware of my responsibilities. Rather than preaching about it, I hope to lead by example and unlock the door for future generations.       Using the language of nuance, I hope the imagery speaks for itself: Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz as an ironic parallel to my journey into the fashion establishment (and a pendant to The Wiz, which re-appropriated the film with an all-black cast); Black musical icons as humanitarians whose appeals unify race, gender, culture and creed; Flower fields as a metaphor for diversity and a symbol of traditional Parisian confection ; Heaven on Earth as a surreal concept of time and progress in society. I use these images to trick the spectator’s preconceived ideas, overwrite embedded race associations, and tackle prejudice on a subconscious level. I would like it to serve as a Trojan horse for the mind. Resurgence is the mantra of our moment in time. Carried by hope, it conveys the act of surging: rising up, uprising, progressing. Some solve crossword puzzles. Nuance is my game. The term “manifesto” comes from the Latin word for “obvious”. Stating the obvious is not in my nature, but I am a believer in the power of documentation. As I restart my engines at Louis Vuitton and take off for a future of new possibility, I look back at my port of departure. Under my artistic direction, I see my Louis Vuitton Men’s collections as my platform of nuance. I strive to employ fashion to reflect and affect ideals of inclusivity, unity and humanity. Through nuance, I believe in making my mark with poise, style and grace.        It’s my desire to imbue the traditional codes of luxury with my own progressive values. Nuance, like sarcasm, can be difficult to understand. Every season, my team updates The vocabulary according to Virgil Abloh: A liberal definition of terms and explanation of ideas. Under ‘I’ for ‘Irony’: “The presence of Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton.” For all intents and nuances, I have often spelled out the interceptive reality of myself as a black man in a French luxury house. I am well aware of my responsibilities. Rather than preaching about it, I hope to lead by example and unlock the door for future generations.       Using the language of nuance, I hope the imagery speaks for itself: Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz as an ironic parallel to my journey into the fashion establishment (and a pendant to The Wiz, which re-appropriated the film with an all-black cast); Black musical icons as humanitarians whose appeals unify race, gender, culture and creed; Flower fields as a metaphor for diversity and a symbol of traditional Parisian confection ; Heaven on Earth as a surreal concept of time and progress in society. I use these images to trick the spectator’s preconceived ideas, overwrite embedded race associations, and tackle prejudice on a subconscious level. I would like it to serve as a Trojan horse for the mind.

Exclusive Editorial by Allan Hamitouche
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Exclusive Editorial by Allan Hamitouche

Men Exclusive new editorial captured by the lens of Allan Hamitouche.     TEAM CREDITS: MODEL : DAVID PRINCE @ 16MEN PHOTOGRAPHY : ALLAN HAMITOUCHE STYLIST : JEREMIE CHEGRANE  STYLIST ASSISTANT : GEOFFREY SAUVAGE EDITOR: TIMOTEJ LETONJA Exclusive new editorial captured by the lens of Allan Hamitouche.     TEAM CREDITS: MODEL : DAVID PRINCE @ 16MEN PHOTOGRAPHY : ALLAN HAMITOUCHE STYLIST : JEREMIE CHEGRANE  STYLIST ASSISTANT : GEOFFREY SAUVAGE EDITOR: TIMOTEJ LETONJA

Palm Angels and Clarks Originals have released the limited-edition Desert Boot
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Palm Angels and Clarks Originals have released the limited-edition Desert Boot

Accessories Palm Angels and Clarks Originals have released the limited-edition Desert Boot in the year that marks the 70th anniversary of the original Clarks desert boot, an icon which has remained unchanged since its release in 1950. The boot is constructed using Clarks Originals signature all-natural crepe sole and finest suede from its historic UK partner tannery Charles F. Stead.     Palm Angels x Clarks will be available on the Palm Angels e-commerce and in selected stores worldwide, starting on Tuesday, July 28th. Palm Angels and Clarks Originals have released the limited-edition Desert Boot in the year that marks the 70th anniversary of the original Clarks desert boot, an icon which has remained unchanged since its release in 1950. The boot is constructed using Clarks Originals signature all-natural crepe sole and finest suede from its historic UK partner tannery Charles F. Stead.     Palm Angels x Clarks will be available on the Palm Angels e-commerce and in selected stores worldwide, starting on Tuesday, July 28th.

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Gucci Fall-Winter 2020-2021 Advertising Campaign, The Ritual
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Gucci Fall-Winter 2020-2021 Advertising Campaign, The Ritual

Fashion Titled The Ritual, the new Gucci advertising campaign follows the reversal of perspective that characterized Creative Director Alessandro Michele’s vision for the Fall-Winter 2020-2021 show, where the audience was invited to witness what goes on behind the scenes, behind the curtains. Further exploring the idea of looking at things from a different point of view, new possibilities opened up.     Consequently, models were asked to be the authors of the new campaign and were given the brief to simply inhabit the looks in their daily lives from the comfort of their own, intimate spaces and record themselves doing so. The lens is thus that of this eclectic cast of characters, and the result is a deeply personal, honest and candid series of self-portraits.     With freshness and authenticity, these hyper-real images depict one’s home as a personal creative laboratory, whose inhabitants are free to have fun and experiment using their imagination: they acted as photographers and storytellers, producers and scenographers. The different formats echo the array of tools used, ranging from disposable cameras to camera phones, adding to the variety of results and telling of individual decisions about how the protagonists wish to be seen.     “I decided to let the clothes travel towards the houses of the cast of models – the characters that have embodied my stories for years; individuals I chose precisely, over time, for their uniqueness that usually brings my campaigns to life. I asked them to represent the idea they have of themselves, to go public with it, shaping the poetry that accompanies them. I encouraged them to play, improvising with their life”, Alessandro Michele explained.   By ceding control, a new type of creativity is unleashed. So here’s the Gucci community, knitting, gardening, sunbathing, brushing teeth, hanging out on the roof of a building, jumping off a bed, with pets, even playing darts while skateboarding indoors on a polished wooden floor.  Though the scenarios are every day, the images are anything but, showing how Gucci’s magical Romanticism inspires a peculiar, emotional dreamlike quality.   Surprisingly, a certain consistency fosters the whole visual experiment of self-portraits and their footage, a consistency that speaks of an infusion of Gucci, even from afar.   #GucciTheRitual   Credits:   Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer/Director: models Hair stylist: models Make up: models Titled The Ritual, the new Gucci advertising campaign follows the reversal of perspective that characterized Creative Director Alessandro Michele’s vision for the Fall-Winter 2020-2021 show, where the audience was invited to witness what goes on behind the scenes, behind the curtains. Further exploring the idea of looking at things from a different point of view, new possibilities opened up.     Consequently, models were asked to be the authors of the new campaign and were given the brief to simply inhabit the looks in their daily lives from the comfort of their own, intimate spaces and record themselves doing so. The lens is thus that of this eclectic cast of characters, and the result is a deeply personal, honest and candid series of self-portraits.     With freshness and authenticity, these hyper-real images depict one’s home as a personal creative laboratory, whose inhabitants are free to have fun and experiment using their imagination: they acted as photographers and storytellers, producers and scenographers. The different formats echo the array of tools used, ranging from disposable cameras to camera phones, adding to the variety of results and telling of individual decisions about how the protagonists wish to be seen.     “I decided to let the clothes travel towards the houses of the cast of models – the characters that have embodied my stories for years; individuals I chose precisely, over time, for their uniqueness that usually brings my campaigns to life. I asked them to represent the idea they have of themselves, to go public with it, shaping the poetry that accompanies them. I encouraged them to play, improvising with their life”, Alessandro Michele explained.   By ceding control, a new type of creativity is unleashed. So here’s the Gucci community, knitting, gardening, sunbathing, brushing teeth, hanging out on the roof of a building, jumping off a bed, with pets, even playing darts while skateboarding indoors on a polished wooden floor.  Though the scenarios are every day, the images are anything but, showing how Gucci’s magical Romanticism inspires a peculiar, emotional dreamlike quality.   Surprisingly, a certain consistency fosters the whole visual experiment of self-portraits and their footage, a consistency that speaks of an infusion of Gucci, even from afar.   #GucciTheRitual   Credits:   Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer/Director: models Hair stylist: models Make up: models

Balenciaga will open its newest flagship in Rome
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Balenciaga will open its newest flagship in Rome

Fashion On August 4th, 2020, Balenciaga will open its newest flagship, a largescale store in the heart of Rome. BALENCIAGA PIAZZI DI SPAGNA—located at the foot of the Spanish Steps—introduces a location-specific concept to showcase men’s, women's, and kids’ ready-to-wear, bags, shoes, and accessories on two full floors.     Glass doors and windows facing the street are curved inward, creating convexspaces that reveal a wider view of the store’s interior from outside. Inside, roomsopen up to one another, each a variation of the theme that came before it. The floors of each room are made from a variety of codified textures: asphalt-like, interlocking concrete tile, and logo-carved carpet in cement grey and theatrical red.     Influenced by the culture of preservation and drama that surrounds this newest flagship, its walls are partially obscured behind glass or red curtains, weaving elements from a museum or stage into the brand signatures. Industrial mirrors, lacquered metal, and extruded aluminium round out other details that transpose the signatures of public, civic architecture into a private, retail space.       BALENCIAGA PIAZZA DI SPAGNA ROME 67-69 Piazza di Spagna 00187 Roma Italy On August 4th, 2020, Balenciaga will open its newest flagship, a largescale store in the heart of Rome. BALENCIAGA PIAZZI DI SPAGNA—located at the foot of the Spanish Steps—introduces a location-specific concept to showcase men’s, women's, and kids’ ready-to-wear, bags, shoes, and accessories on two full floors.     Glass doors and windows facing the street are curved inward, creating convexspaces that reveal a wider view of the store’s interior from outside. Inside, roomsopen up to one another, each a variation of the theme that came before it. The floors of each room are made from a variety of codified textures: asphalt-like, interlocking concrete tile, and logo-carved carpet in cement grey and theatrical red.     Influenced by the culture of preservation and drama that surrounds this newest flagship, its walls are partially obscured behind glass or red curtains, weaving elements from a museum or stage into the brand signatures. Industrial mirrors, lacquered metal, and extruded aluminium round out other details that transpose the signatures of public, civic architecture into a private, retail space.       BALENCIAGA PIAZZA DI SPAGNA ROME 67-69 Piazza di Spagna 00187 Roma Italy

CELINE HOMME "THE DANCING KID"
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CELINE HOMME "THE DANCING KID"

Fashion Week     THE DANCING KID: A TEEN ROMANCE.   THE CONCEPT FOR THE DANCING KID TOOK HOLD IN DECEMBER 2019. ATTUNED TO NEW ADOLESCENT CODES, HEDI SLIMANE PHOTOGRAPHED NOEN EUBANKS IN LONDON. IT BECAME THE START OF THE "PORTRAIT OF A TEEN IDOL" SERIES. IN EARLY 2020, THIS COLLECTION WAS BEING PREPARED IN PARALLEL WITH THE WINTER COLLECTION. THE CONFINEMENT CONFIRMED HEDI SLIMANE’S DIRECTION, BUT THE WHOLE OF THE DANCING KID ALREADY HAD COME TOGETHER AND WAS DESIGNED ENTIRELY IN SAINT TROPEZ WELL BEFORE MARCH.   MEANWHILE, CONFINED YOUTH STAVED OFF BOREDOM BY DANCING, AFFIRMING THEIR CREATIVE FLAIR, CONVICTIONS AND CULTURE, NOTABLY MUSICAL. IN AMERICA, BILLBOARD AND THE MUSIC INDUSTRY PIVOTED TO A MAJOR NEW INFLUENCE.   THE DANCING KID IS A "DOCUMENTARY" COLLECTION SPANNING EBOYS AND CURRENT SKATE CULTURE, A CANDID PORTRAIT OF A GENERATION THAT TOOK ADVANTAGE OF  THE CONFINEMENT AND ISOLATION TO ASSERT ITSELF AND EMANCIPATE ITSELF CREATIVELY, SPONTANEOUSLY INVENTING AN INITIATORY LANGUAGE ANCHORED IN DANCE AND TEEN ROMANCE.   HEDI SLIMANE INVITED SIX ARTISTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FORM OF THE DANCING KID EDITIONS, IN THE MANNER OF A GROUP SHOW.     THE DANCING KID: A TEEN ROMANCE.   THE CONCEPT FOR THE DANCING KID TOOK HOLD IN DECEMBER 2019. ATTUNED TO NEW ADOLESCENT CODES, HEDI SLIMANE PHOTOGRAPHED NOEN EUBANKS IN LONDON. IT BECAME THE START OF THE "PORTRAIT OF A TEEN IDOL" SERIES. IN EARLY 2020, THIS COLLECTION WAS BEING PREPARED IN PARALLEL WITH THE WINTER COLLECTION. THE CONFINEMENT CONFIRMED HEDI SLIMANE’S DIRECTION, BUT THE WHOLE OF THE DANCING KID ALREADY HAD COME TOGETHER AND WAS DESIGNED ENTIRELY IN SAINT TROPEZ WELL BEFORE MARCH.   MEANWHILE, CONFINED YOUTH STAVED OFF BOREDOM BY DANCING, AFFIRMING THEIR CREATIVE FLAIR, CONVICTIONS AND CULTURE, NOTABLY MUSICAL. IN AMERICA, BILLBOARD AND THE MUSIC INDUSTRY PIVOTED TO A MAJOR NEW INFLUENCE.   THE DANCING KID IS A "DOCUMENTARY" COLLECTION SPANNING EBOYS AND CURRENT SKATE CULTURE, A CANDID PORTRAIT OF A GENERATION THAT TOOK ADVANTAGE OF  THE CONFINEMENT AND ISOLATION TO ASSERT ITSELF AND EMANCIPATE ITSELF CREATIVELY, SPONTANEOUSLY INVENTING AN INITIATORY LANGUAGE ANCHORED IN DANCE AND TEEN ROMANCE.   HEDI SLIMANE INVITED SIX ARTISTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FORM OF THE DANCING KID EDITIONS, IN THE MANNER OF A GROUP SHOW.

Exclusive Editorial "Consciousness" in collaboration with Givenchy, photographed by Matthieu Delbreuve
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Exclusive Editorial "Consciousness" in collaboration with Givenchy, photographed by Matthieu Delbreuve

Men Exclusive editorial in collaboration with Givenchy, captured by Matthieu Delbreuve.       TEAM CREDITS: Photographer : Matthieu Delbreuve Photographer assistant : Arthur Jung Stylist : Joana Dacheville @ agence saint germain Stylist assistant : Alexis Landolfi  Hair Stylist : Yumiko Hikage @ agence saint germain Make up artist : Aurelia Liansberg @ wise and talented Casting director : Rémi Felipe  Model : Eli Epperson @ Bananas models Editor: Timotej Letonja     #GIVENCHY #EDITORIAL #NUMERODIGITAL Exclusive editorial in collaboration with Givenchy, captured by Matthieu Delbreuve.       TEAM CREDITS: Photographer : Matthieu Delbreuve Photographer assistant : Arthur Jung Stylist : Joana Dacheville @ agence saint germain Stylist assistant : Alexis Landolfi  Hair Stylist : Yumiko Hikage @ agence saint germain Make up artist : Aurelia Liansberg @ wise and talented Casting director : Rémi Felipe  Model : Eli Epperson @ Bananas models Editor: Timotej Letonja     #GIVENCHY #EDITORIAL #NUMERODIGITAL

Exclusive Editorial in collaboration with Dries Van Noten, photographed by Xavi Prat
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Exclusive Editorial in collaboration with Dries Van Noten, photographed by Xavi Prat

Fashion Exclusive editorial collaboration with Dries Van Noten, captured by Xavi Prat in Spain.     TEAM CREDITS: Photo & Creative Direction XAVI PRAT  Styling JUDIT MELIS  MakeUp & Hair MARIONA BOTELLA Model CARLOS DARDER at TREND Styling Assistant ALBA MIQUEL  Editor: Timotej Letonja Exclusive editorial collaboration with Dries Van Noten, captured by Xavi Prat in Spain.     TEAM CREDITS: Photo & Creative Direction XAVI PRAT  Styling JUDIT MELIS  MakeUp & Hair MARIONA BOTELLA Model CARLOS DARDER at TREND Styling Assistant ALBA MIQUEL  Editor: Timotej Letonja

Bottega Veneta releases a new film
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Bottega Veneta releases a new film

Men Starting today, BOTTEGA VENETA: MEN, a short film from photographer and filmmaker Tyrone Lebon, and Daniel Lee, Creative Director of Bottega will be available to watch for free on https://mubi.com/de/films/men. Teaser is available here: https://www.youtube.com/embed/oTT_xMgB9BI     Exploring identity, masculinity and our relationship with clothing, the film features an unlikely group of multidisciplinary artists caught in the act of dressing. Featured directors, musicians, actors and artists include: •           Actor Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk) •           Director Dick Jewell •           George Rouy •           Michael Clark •           Musician Neneh Cherry •           Obongjayar •           Octavian •           Dancer Roberto Bolle •           Roman •           Musician Tricky      What is the meaning of masculinity today? The collective of multidisciplinary artists set out to answer this question as they reflect on their own identity. Both previous and current pieces from Daniel’s Menswear collections for Bottega Veneta create a seasonless approach to the narrative.     With this short film, Daniel Lee opens a new space for reflection. This film is a celebration of uniqueness and individuality, storied through a cast of unique personalities who inspire Daniel Lee. Starting today, BOTTEGA VENETA: MEN, a short film from photographer and filmmaker Tyrone Lebon, and Daniel Lee, Creative Director of Bottega will be available to watch for free on https://mubi.com/de/films/men. Teaser is available here: https://www.youtube.com/embed/oTT_xMgB9BI     Exploring identity, masculinity and our relationship with clothing, the film features an unlikely group of multidisciplinary artists caught in the act of dressing. Featured directors, musicians, actors and artists include: •           Actor Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk) •           Director Dick Jewell •           George Rouy •           Michael Clark •           Musician Neneh Cherry •           Obongjayar •           Octavian •           Dancer Roberto Bolle •           Roman •           Musician Tricky      What is the meaning of masculinity today? The collective of multidisciplinary artists set out to answer this question as they reflect on their own identity. Both previous and current pieces from Daniel’s Menswear collections for Bottega Veneta create a seasonless approach to the narrative.     With this short film, Daniel Lee opens a new space for reflection. This film is a celebration of uniqueness and individuality, storied through a cast of unique personalities who inspire Daniel Lee.

Exclusive Editorial in collaboration with Calvin Klein, captured by Victor Vergara
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Exclusive Editorial in collaboration with Calvin Klein, captured by Victor Vergara

Fashion Exclusive editorial in collaboration with Calvin Klein, lensed and styled by Victor Vergara.     TEAM CREDITS: photography and styling by Victor Vergara make-up and hair by Wout Philippo casting by Timotej Letonja models: Meerle Haket at Known, Matthijs Pol at Elvis Models, Louis Dercon at The Coven. assistant hair and make-up artist: Anh Nguyaen styling assistant: Michael Geertzen special thanks to Parq Studio Amsterdam - Kim Zeeman   #CK  Exclusive editorial in collaboration with Calvin Klein, lensed and styled by Victor Vergara.     TEAM CREDITS: photography and styling by Victor Vergara make-up and hair by Wout Philippo casting by Timotej Letonja models: Meerle Haket at Known, Matthijs Pol at Elvis Models, Louis Dercon at The Coven. assistant hair and make-up artist: Anh Nguyaen styling assistant: Michael Geertzen special thanks to Parq Studio Amsterdam - Kim Zeeman   #CK 

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