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C.P. COMPANY CINQUANTA CHAPTER 08: adidas Spezial
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C.P. COMPANY CINQUANTA CHAPTER 08: adidas Spezial

Design This season, adidas Spezial and C.P. Company join together to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the legendary Italian label. Finding a natural affinity in their audience, along with existing friendships and mutual admiration, the two brands have united in celebration of their respective design language and heritage. Leveraging their expertise to co-create a historic two piece capsule, the two brands lend their inimitable lenses to the Italia SPZL silhouette and a premium version of the iconic adidas Haslingden Jacket that has been reimagined alongside the C.P. Company design team. The capsule is brought to life with an evocative campaign fronted by Manchester United and England footballer Luke Shaw.      In honor of their anniversary and their national heritage, C.P. Company opted to subtly update a 50 year old version of the adidas Italia silhouette. Working closely with the Spezial team to examine and review various versions of the vintage Italia, other design features from shoes of a similar era – primarily an ultra rare pair of French made Rom – are incorporated to create the adidas Italia SPZL. The upper specifications of previous Italia reissues are reworked and the shoe is fabricated primarily in a white full grain leather with details in green and red. The stripes use plush green flocking with the toe guarded by an off-white overlay. Each shoe carries alternate branding from both brands between the gold foil print below the collar and the shiny green tongue patches popularised by a number of archival Made in France adidas models. The Spezial swing tag is executed in white leather and is embossed with the C.P. Company 'sailor' graphic. This timeless silhouette arrives packaged in a commemorative camouflage print box that connects it to the jacket and comes replete with an extra pair of outsoles and foxing which allow the owner to extend the life of these adidas classics.     Staying true to the inimitable identities of both brands, the celebratory capsule also includes the Haslingden Jacket. This new adidas icon is reworked in a 1970s Italian camouflage print and the design approach is a true meeting of both brands. Using 50 Fili, one of the most iconic C.P. Company proprietary fabric, replacing the hood with a classic C.P. Company design and adding a detachable liner, the jacket harmoniously blends elements of the DNA of both labels. Other details include an added sleeve zip pocket on the arm seam with a dual branded Mod Trefoil on the watch viewer lens. This striking piece of outerwear is a carefully considered example of elevated design expertise realized in a truly collaborative manner.     The launch of the collection is accompanied by a campaign film shot by long-time Spezial collaborators &SON, alongside stills from iconic music photographer Kevin Cummins – starring England and Manchester United footballer Luke Shaw.     A celebration of three icons of football culture – both on and off the pitch – the adidas Spezial by C.P. Company collaborative collection arrives in limited quantities on October 14th, and is available exclusively through 50.cpcompany.com, C.P. Company flagship stores and END. Clothing.     50.cpcompany.com #cpcompany50 #adidasSPEZIAL @adidasoriginals #adidasoriginals This season, adidas Spezial and C.P. Company join together to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the legendary Italian label. Finding a natural affinity in their audience, along with existing friendships and mutual admiration, the two brands have united in celebration of their respective design language and heritage. Leveraging their expertise to co-create a historic two piece capsule, the two brands lend their inimitable lenses to the Italia SPZL silhouette and a premium version of the iconic adidas Haslingden Jacket that has been reimagined alongside the C.P. Company design team. The capsule is brought to life with an evocative campaign fronted by Manchester United and England footballer Luke Shaw.      In honor of their anniversary and their national heritage, C.P. Company opted to subtly update a 50 year old version of the adidas Italia silhouette. Working closely with the Spezial team to examine and review various versions of the vintage Italia, other design features from shoes of a similar era – primarily an ultra rare pair of French made Rom – are incorporated to create the adidas Italia SPZL. The upper specifications of previous Italia reissues are reworked and the shoe is fabricated primarily in a white full grain leather with details in green and red. The stripes use plush green flocking with the toe guarded by an off-white overlay. Each shoe carries alternate branding from both brands between the gold foil print below the collar and the shiny green tongue patches popularised by a number of archival Made in France adidas models. The Spezial swing tag is executed in white leather and is embossed with the C.P. Company 'sailor' graphic. This timeless silhouette arrives packaged in a commemorative camouflage print box that connects it to the jacket and comes replete with an extra pair of outsoles and foxing which allow the owner to extend the life of these adidas classics.     Staying true to the inimitable identities of both brands, the celebratory capsule also includes the Haslingden Jacket. This new adidas icon is reworked in a 1970s Italian camouflage print and the design approach is a true meeting of both brands. Using 50 Fili, one of the most iconic C.P. Company proprietary fabric, replacing the hood with a classic C.P. Company design and adding a detachable liner, the jacket harmoniously blends elements of the DNA of both labels. Other details include an added sleeve zip pocket on the arm seam with a dual branded Mod Trefoil on the watch viewer lens. This striking piece of outerwear is a carefully considered example of elevated design expertise realized in a truly collaborative manner.     The launch of the collection is accompanied by a campaign film shot by long-time Spezial collaborators &SON, alongside stills from iconic music photographer Kevin Cummins – starring England and Manchester United footballer Luke Shaw.     A celebration of three icons of football culture – both on and off the pitch – the adidas Spezial by C.P. Company collaborative collection arrives in limited quantities on October 14th, and is available exclusively through 50.cpcompany.com, C.P. Company flagship stores and END. Clothing.     50.cpcompany.com #cpcompany50 #adidasSPEZIAL @adidasoriginals #adidasoriginals

The Exclusives by G-Star RAW  Fall/Winter 2021-22 collection
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The Exclusives by G-Star RAW Fall/Winter 2021-22 collection

Fashion by G-Star RAW is a combination of radical designs inspired by vintage early-twentieth century flight-suits and G-Star RAW denim classics, representing the backbone of the collection. G-Star’s signature utility aesthetics are taken to the extreme with bold and complex garments featuring multiple layered shells and functions. The G-Star RAW design team develops the Exclusives collection with limitless creativity.     G-Star RAW introduces the third season of their pinnacle collection ‘Exclusives by G-Star Raw’. This results in a new impressive range of high-end specials, underlining the true G-star RAW DNA. Boxy utility silhouettes and refined details, transforming inspiration from the past into unique, wearable garments for now and the future.     Every item has its own narrative, inspired by fighter pilot gear and army garments from the G-Star RAW archive. Superior construction techniques, patched big squared pockets and premium fabrics such as 100% chambray linen, strong recycled polyester canvas, Italian selvedge denim and Japanese denim.     Designed to exceed standards, the ‘Exclusives by G-Star RAW’ collection brings reinvention and innovation to every stitch, seam and rivet. Timeless icons for both men and women, spliced with the unique DNA of the brand.     The Exclusives by G-Star RAW collection will be available in select stores and online at g-star.com as of the 1st of August.      GSRR Officer Coat wmn:   This impressive coat has an oversized fit and is made of an Italian high tech textured fabric made of 100% recycled polyester. Undoubted the strongest feature of this coat is the massively high detachable collar, but there are plenty of other striking elements including the large belt around the waist to create a perfect feminine fit. The GSRR Officer Coat has a detachable inner patchwork jacket of Mol Teddy Wool and Hinoki Sleek Cavalry. The raglan sleeves create the oversized fit while the chunky zippers on the side pockets give the coat an extra detail.      E Sleeveless jumpsuit wmn:   This jumpsuit has a fitted top and a 3D engineered bottom with patched cargo pockets on the legs inspired by M90 Swedish army cargo pants. The Sleeveless Jumpsuit has adjustable cuffs reinforced with Heavy Duty Flight Suit Canvas for extra durability. Strong details including contrasting zippers, looped A-line tape on the back inspired by paratrooper gear, and laser cut army inspired labels on the cargo pockets.      E GSRR Combat shirt:   A straight regular fit shirt made of premium Japanese denim with a refined flannel lining. A so-called 'forbidden combination'; a shirt warm enough to wear outside in winter. Featuring a wide hidden snap front closure and high wide collar. With detailing inspired by a 90s NATO cold-weather aircrew suit and laser printed fabric stats on the exterior for added G-Star industrial detail. by G-Star RAW is a combination of radical designs inspired by vintage early-twentieth century flight-suits and G-Star RAW denim classics, representing the backbone of the collection. G-Star’s signature utility aesthetics are taken to the extreme with bold and complex garments featuring multiple layered shells and functions. The G-Star RAW design team develops the Exclusives collection with limitless creativity.     G-Star RAW introduces the third season of their pinnacle collection ‘Exclusives by G-Star Raw’. This results in a new impressive range of high-end specials, underlining the true G-star RAW DNA. Boxy utility silhouettes and refined details, transforming inspiration from the past into unique, wearable garments for now and the future.     Every item has its own narrative, inspired by fighter pilot gear and army garments from the G-Star RAW archive. Superior construction techniques, patched big squared pockets and premium fabrics such as 100% chambray linen, strong recycled polyester canvas, Italian selvedge denim and Japanese denim.     Designed to exceed standards, the ‘Exclusives by G-Star RAW’ collection brings reinvention and innovation to every stitch, seam and rivet. Timeless icons for both men and women, spliced with the unique DNA of the brand.     The Exclusives by G-Star RAW collection will be available in select stores and online at g-star.com as of the 1st of August.      GSRR Officer Coat wmn:   This impressive coat has an oversized fit and is made of an Italian high tech textured fabric made of 100% recycled polyester. Undoubted the strongest feature of this coat is the massively high detachable collar, but there are plenty of other striking elements including the large belt around the waist to create a perfect feminine fit. The GSRR Officer Coat has a detachable inner patchwork jacket of Mol Teddy Wool and Hinoki Sleek Cavalry. The raglan sleeves create the oversized fit while the chunky zippers on the side pockets give the coat an extra detail.      E Sleeveless jumpsuit wmn:   This jumpsuit has a fitted top and a 3D engineered bottom with patched cargo pockets on the legs inspired by M90 Swedish army cargo pants. The Sleeveless Jumpsuit has adjustable cuffs reinforced with Heavy Duty Flight Suit Canvas for extra durability. Strong details including contrasting zippers, looped A-line tape on the back inspired by paratrooper gear, and laser cut army inspired labels on the cargo pockets.      E GSRR Combat shirt:   A straight regular fit shirt made of premium Japanese denim with a refined flannel lining. A so-called 'forbidden combination'; a shirt warm enough to wear outside in winter. Featuring a wide hidden snap front closure and high wide collar. With detailing inspired by a 90s NATO cold-weather aircrew suit and laser printed fabric stats on the exterior for added G-Star industrial detail.

Dior Men launches B30 sneakers
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Dior Men launches B30 sneakers

Accessories A FASHION STATEMENT FROM THE DIOR SPRING 2022 COLLECTION BY KIM JONES, THE B30 SNEAKERS, WITH THEIR CONTEMPORARY CURVES, FINISH THE SILHOUETTE WITH A TOUCH OF AUDACITY. BOTH ELEGANT AND SPORTY, THEY MAY BE PAIRED WITH WIDE-LEG TAILORED TROUSERS OR BERMUDA SHORTS FOR A MORE CASUAL LOOK. EMBODYING EXCELLENCE OF SAVOIR-FAIRE, THIS NEW SNEAKER PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE WORLD OF RUNNING AND INCORPORATES EXCEPTIONAL TECHNICAL MATERIALS, LIKE MICROFIBER AND MESH, TO OFFER FLEXIBILITY AND LIGHTNESS. AS AN ULTIMATE DETAIL, THE "CD" LOGO WITH ITS AERODYNAMIC GRAPHICS – INSPIRED BY FRENCH MODERNISM – UNFURLS ON EACH SIDE IN A REFLECTIVE VERSION, AS WELL AS ON THE SOLE AND HEEL. AVAILABLE IN FIVE COLORS – BLACK, WHITE, OLIVE, BEIGE AND LIME – THE B30 SNEAKERS WILL BE IN-STORE STARTING IN OCTOBER 2021.      Get your pair of these amazing sneakers. A FASHION STATEMENT FROM THE DIOR SPRING 2022 COLLECTION BY KIM JONES, THE B30 SNEAKERS, WITH THEIR CONTEMPORARY CURVES, FINISH THE SILHOUETTE WITH A TOUCH OF AUDACITY. BOTH ELEGANT AND SPORTY, THEY MAY BE PAIRED WITH WIDE-LEG TAILORED TROUSERS OR BERMUDA SHORTS FOR A MORE CASUAL LOOK. EMBODYING EXCELLENCE OF SAVOIR-FAIRE, THIS NEW SNEAKER PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE WORLD OF RUNNING AND INCORPORATES EXCEPTIONAL TECHNICAL MATERIALS, LIKE MICROFIBER AND MESH, TO OFFER FLEXIBILITY AND LIGHTNESS. AS AN ULTIMATE DETAIL, THE "CD" LOGO WITH ITS AERODYNAMIC GRAPHICS – INSPIRED BY FRENCH MODERNISM – UNFURLS ON EACH SIDE IN A REFLECTIVE VERSION, AS WELL AS ON THE SOLE AND HEEL. AVAILABLE IN FIVE COLORS – BLACK, WHITE, OLIVE, BEIGE AND LIME – THE B30 SNEAKERS WILL BE IN-STORE STARTING IN OCTOBER 2021.      Get your pair of these amazing sneakers.

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HUNQ launches 5 seductive perfumes inspired by sexy iconic men
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HUNQ launches 5 seductive perfumes inspired by sexy iconic men

Fragrances In October launches the new perfume brand HUNQ. Its founder and creator, Hyun Yeu, was on the hunt for the ultimate, exciting men's fragrances and simply bottled them. "Find your inner hunk" in one of the 5 perfumes that HUNQ is launching: the scents are luxurious, playful and reminiscent of sexy iconic men. On October 15, the HUNQ store opens in the 9 Straatjes in Amsterdam. In addition to the opening of the physical store, the perfume brand's webshop will also go live.     The man's smell determines whether he is attractive, according to Korean founder Hyun Yeu: "I can't date a man who doesn't smell good." A nice scent is tempting. And with that knowledge, Hyun set to work with his own perfume line. Men with a specific profession became the source of inspiration to get sex appeal in a bottle. The mood boards he created of the lifestyles of a carpenter, gardener, mechanic, bartender and lifeguard reflect the fragrance notes of HUNQ's five perfumes. Hyun's search for the scents of these iconic men was fueled and fueled by his own memories of scents from people, objects, first dates and the endless array of perfume ingredients. The scents do not contain your traditional mix of ingredients, but are wonderfully surprising. HUNQ launches five captivating, beautiful fragrances and has more to come. The fragrances are not just for men, for women too.     Read the interview with the founder Hyun soon on our website.     EDITORIAL TEAM CREDITS:   PHOTOGRAPHY: PHILIPPE VOGELENZANG ART DIRECTOR: HYUN YEU STYLING: GINO GURRIERI HAIR AND MAKE-UP: ANITA JOLLES MODELS: ALEXIS, MAURICE, ELIANE, ROBIN AT NEW GENERATION MODEL MANAGEMENT & JELLE AT EUROMODEL STYLING ASSISTANT: MAX HEUVELMAN   In October launches the new perfume brand HUNQ. Its founder and creator, Hyun Yeu, was on the hunt for the ultimate, exciting men's fragrances and simply bottled them. "Find your inner hunk" in one of the 5 perfumes that HUNQ is launching: the scents are luxurious, playful and reminiscent of sexy iconic men. On October 15, the HUNQ store opens in the 9 Straatjes in Amsterdam. In addition to the opening of the physical store, the perfume brand's webshop will also go live.     The man's smell determines whether he is attractive, according to Korean founder Hyun Yeu: "I can't date a man who doesn't smell good." A nice scent is tempting. And with that knowledge, Hyun set to work with his own perfume line. Men with a specific profession became the source of inspiration to get sex appeal in a bottle. The mood boards he created of the lifestyles of a carpenter, gardener, mechanic, bartender and lifeguard reflect the fragrance notes of HUNQ's five perfumes. Hyun's search for the scents of these iconic men was fueled and fueled by his own memories of scents from people, objects, first dates and the endless array of perfume ingredients. The scents do not contain your traditional mix of ingredients, but are wonderfully surprising. HUNQ launches five captivating, beautiful fragrances and has more to come. The fragrances are not just for men, for women too.     Read the interview with the founder Hyun soon on our website.     EDITORIAL TEAM CREDITS:   PHOTOGRAPHY: PHILIPPE VOGELENZANG ART DIRECTOR: HYUN YEU STYLING: GINO GURRIERI HAIR AND MAKE-UP: ANITA JOLLES MODELS: ALEXIS, MAURICE, ELIANE, ROBIN AT NEW GENERATION MODEL MANAGEMENT & JELLE AT EUROMODEL STYLING ASSISTANT: MAX HEUVELMAN  

A piece of rainbow Louis Vuitton Men's Collection by Virgil Abloh Fall 2021
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A piece of rainbow Louis Vuitton Men's Collection by Virgil Abloh Fall 2021

Fashion Designed by Virgil Abloh, the “A piece of the rainbow” collection inevitably calls to mind Louis Vuitton Menswear Artistic Director’s very rst fashion show: a brightly coloured rainbow depicting a generation on the move. “A piece of the rainbow”.     is a dynamic and optimistic capsule collection, easy to wear and combine, where hooded sweatshirts and Monogram Flower-padded blousons come with sporty trousers, which can be worn mismatched or as a total colour block look.     A black padded lambskin blouson is available in a feather- light version, in shiny or matte technical material, Monogram- topstitched, in green, orange or bright blue. On full-sleeve or sleeveless down jackets, vibrant colours stand out and clash: green, red, orange, black, yellow, violet... Designed by Virgil Abloh, the “A piece of the rainbow” collection inevitably calls to mind Louis Vuitton Menswear Artistic Director’s very rst fashion show: a brightly coloured rainbow depicting a generation on the move. “A piece of the rainbow”.     is a dynamic and optimistic capsule collection, easy to wear and combine, where hooded sweatshirts and Monogram Flower-padded blousons come with sporty trousers, which can be worn mismatched or as a total colour block look.     A black padded lambskin blouson is available in a feather- light version, in shiny or matte technical material, Monogram- topstitched, in green, orange or bright blue. On full-sleeve or sleeveless down jackets, vibrant colours stand out and clash: green, red, orange, black, yellow, violet...

Ninamounah launches The Fertile, the Spring Summer 2022 Collection
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Ninamounah launches The Fertile, the Spring Summer 2022 Collection

Fashion Week Ninamounah launches The Fertile, the Spring Summer 2022 Collection of the Amsterdam based brand, presented today at Paris Fashion Week. True to the vision of creative director Ninamounah Langestraat, the new proposal of the fashion house receives inspiration from the most instinctive natural senses that fuel the firm's unique personality.     Found throughout the collection in her most personal collection yet, Ninamounah features references to the natural world incorporating bodily visuals combined with fluid lines that aim to celebrate a sense of lust and fertility.     Defined by the flesh of each wearer, the garments adapt to the human shape molding V-shaped waistbands on flowy trousers and guiding the viewer's eyes towards the mons veneris using high cut body blouses, signature silhouette of the brand.     Following this very natural sensuality defined by the designer, other pieces drape and wrap fabrics to fabricate voluptuous impressions resulting in a compelling and appealing visual narrative.     Silk garments envelope the waist and strapped tops hold onto the neck and shoulders, featuring swirling slithery lines that take on a feminine spatiality. Tension is created between the flowing garments and the structurality given by leather belts wrapped around hips and limbs.      A butterfly, a symbol of fertility and transformation is a key element to the collection. It lands in the hair, circles around the hips as a belt, creates a glistening dress and various accessories. The influence of Dutch contemporary artist Kinke Kooi’s work is felt in the undulating folds and organic contiguity of strings of pearls in the butterfly dress, made of genuine butterflies and jade pearls.      The neutral colours of the collection, applied in leather and satin, are accompanied by a luscious green and a contrasting purple in laces and silky fabrics, as well as goopy prints revealing compositions of sexual indulgences.     The collection’s audiovisual piece is inspired by the Swedish midsummer, in which the phallic maypole is stuck in the ground to fertilise the dirt. The film is shot in a lush grass field, with models walking in a choreography that mimics the seasonal ritual. In the background plays Cherry Bomb by The Runaways. The fruit often refers to a person’s ‘virginity’. The punk-rock tune reinterprets the cherry and claims it as a symbol of lust and rock. Ninamounah takes a holistic approach to the social construct that is virginity. Ninamounah launches The Fertile, the Spring Summer 2022 Collection of the Amsterdam based brand, presented today at Paris Fashion Week. True to the vision of creative director Ninamounah Langestraat, the new proposal of the fashion house receives inspiration from the most instinctive natural senses that fuel the firm's unique personality.     Found throughout the collection in her most personal collection yet, Ninamounah features references to the natural world incorporating bodily visuals combined with fluid lines that aim to celebrate a sense of lust and fertility.     Defined by the flesh of each wearer, the garments adapt to the human shape molding V-shaped waistbands on flowy trousers and guiding the viewer's eyes towards the mons veneris using high cut body blouses, signature silhouette of the brand.     Following this very natural sensuality defined by the designer, other pieces drape and wrap fabrics to fabricate voluptuous impressions resulting in a compelling and appealing visual narrative.     Silk garments envelope the waist and strapped tops hold onto the neck and shoulders, featuring swirling slithery lines that take on a feminine spatiality. Tension is created between the flowing garments and the structurality given by leather belts wrapped around hips and limbs.      A butterfly, a symbol of fertility and transformation is a key element to the collection. It lands in the hair, circles around the hips as a belt, creates a glistening dress and various accessories. The influence of Dutch contemporary artist Kinke Kooi’s work is felt in the undulating folds and organic contiguity of strings of pearls in the butterfly dress, made of genuine butterflies and jade pearls.      The neutral colours of the collection, applied in leather and satin, are accompanied by a luscious green and a contrasting purple in laces and silky fabrics, as well as goopy prints revealing compositions of sexual indulgences.     The collection’s audiovisual piece is inspired by the Swedish midsummer, in which the phallic maypole is stuck in the ground to fertilise the dirt. The film is shot in a lush grass field, with models walking in a choreography that mimics the seasonal ritual. In the background plays Cherry Bomb by The Runaways. The fruit often refers to a person’s ‘virginity’. The punk-rock tune reinterprets the cherry and claims it as a symbol of lust and rock. Ninamounah takes a holistic approach to the social construct that is virginity.

PRESENTING  COLMAR A.G.E.
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PRESENTING COLMAR A.G.E.

Fashion Italian luxury outerwear brand Colmar presents its third collection of  Colmar Advanced Garment Exploration (A.G.E.)., a hyper-modern fashion label  focused on experimentation and product innovation.     Colmar A.G.E. (Advanced Garment Exploration) is a hyper-modern fashion label focused on experimentation and product innovation. Created three years ago, Colmar A.G.E. has hosted international artists such as Shayne Oliver and White Mountaineering to reinterpret the brand archives. For the project’s third collection, Colmar appoints Iranian designer Morteza Vaseghi as the Creative Director.     The internationally acclaimed designer, Morteza Vaseghi is most known from his publishing projects Recens Paper and Wallet that he co-founded with cultural entrepreneur Elise By Olsen. Translating his fascination with conceptual thinking from paper of the printed pages to dressing the human body garments, Vaseghi applies a laboratory approach to his fashion practice. Under Vaseghi’s creative direction, Colmar A.G.E. introduces futuristic organic forms that could translate an advanced vision of the holistic coexistence between humankind and nature.      All pieces are made entirely from recycled materials, from the outside to the lining and filling. The collection consists of a complete range of jackets, various tops, trousers, a skirt and accessories such as bags, a cap and mini chaps.     “To be invited in as creative director and to create a collection for a brand like Colmar is a great honour. I’m excited to delve into Colmar’s unique legacy with a sharp conceptual approach, translating the brand archives for a contemporary time and audience. I would like to thank everyone at Manifattura Mario Colombo & Colmar for trusting my vision and seeing it through.” - Morteza Vaseghi      “We are pleased to embrace the vision of Morteza’s styles and graphics on our most known products. Colmar is a family company with a futuristic perspective. We are close to celebrate our 100th birthday and we are aware of the direction consumers are expecting from us: a more gree approach with a focus on the environment. That’s why we enjoyed the idea of having a creative director who decided to rework our heritage through circular fabrics, a very sensitive topic for young generations”.  – Ceo of Colmar, Giulio Colombo     Vaseghi will also be bringing on his longterm collaborator Elise By Olsen as the collection’s Head of Communications, applying years of experience and a methodical approach to PR and community-building. “I’m excited to support the creative vision of Morteza Vaseghi through building and overseeing the collection’s special communications strategy. I’m in awe of his very personal design language and feel thrilled to witness a narrative through technological innovation, historical admiration and desire; ultimately taking the form of Vaseghi’s debut fashion collection.”  - Elise By Olsen Italian luxury outerwear brand Colmar presents its third collection of  Colmar Advanced Garment Exploration (A.G.E.)., a hyper-modern fashion label  focused on experimentation and product innovation.     Colmar A.G.E. (Advanced Garment Exploration) is a hyper-modern fashion label focused on experimentation and product innovation. Created three years ago, Colmar A.G.E. has hosted international artists such as Shayne Oliver and White Mountaineering to reinterpret the brand archives. For the project’s third collection, Colmar appoints Iranian designer Morteza Vaseghi as the Creative Director.     The internationally acclaimed designer, Morteza Vaseghi is most known from his publishing projects Recens Paper and Wallet that he co-founded with cultural entrepreneur Elise By Olsen. Translating his fascination with conceptual thinking from paper of the printed pages to dressing the human body garments, Vaseghi applies a laboratory approach to his fashion practice. Under Vaseghi’s creative direction, Colmar A.G.E. introduces futuristic organic forms that could translate an advanced vision of the holistic coexistence between humankind and nature.      All pieces are made entirely from recycled materials, from the outside to the lining and filling. The collection consists of a complete range of jackets, various tops, trousers, a skirt and accessories such as bags, a cap and mini chaps.     “To be invited in as creative director and to create a collection for a brand like Colmar is a great honour. I’m excited to delve into Colmar’s unique legacy with a sharp conceptual approach, translating the brand archives for a contemporary time and audience. I would like to thank everyone at Manifattura Mario Colombo & Colmar for trusting my vision and seeing it through.” - Morteza Vaseghi      “We are pleased to embrace the vision of Morteza’s styles and graphics on our most known products. Colmar is a family company with a futuristic perspective. We are close to celebrate our 100th birthday and we are aware of the direction consumers are expecting from us: a more gree approach with a focus on the environment. That’s why we enjoyed the idea of having a creative director who decided to rework our heritage through circular fabrics, a very sensitive topic for young generations”.  – Ceo of Colmar, Giulio Colombo     Vaseghi will also be bringing on his longterm collaborator Elise By Olsen as the collection’s Head of Communications, applying years of experience and a methodical approach to PR and community-building. “I’m excited to support the creative vision of Morteza Vaseghi through building and overseeing the collection’s special communications strategy. I’m in awe of his very personal design language and feel thrilled to witness a narrative through technological innovation, historical admiration and desire; ultimately taking the form of Vaseghi’s debut fashion collection.”  - Elise By Olsen

BALENCIAGA PRESENTS SUMMER 2022 RED CARPET
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BALENCIAGA PRESENTS SUMMER 2022 RED CARPET

Fashion Week Balenciaga’s Summer 22 presentation consists of two parts: a photocall on a Hollywood-style red carpet, and a movie premiere. Guests wearing the new collection pause on the walkway before being ushered into a theater screening the short film The Simpsons I Balenciaga.     The Simpsons for Balenciaga is the latest in a progression of activations that push certain boundaries set up between fashion and other forms of entertainment, culture, and technology, shifting the brand away from an easily definable category.     A cast consisting of Balenciaga’s friends, models and team members wearing the Summer 22 collection are part of an automatic performance wherein the premiere event becomes the show itself. Red-carpet arrivals are documented, setting up a series of role reversals like in The Simpsons I Balenciaga where the audience becomes the protagonists and vice-versa.     The collection represents the complete Balenciaga palette: a wardrobe of streetwear, daywear, tailoring, elegant eveningwear and proto-couture pieces. Silhouettes vary from ultra-slim to disproportionately oversized.     A commitment to responsible production continues, represented this season with upcycled denim, leather, fine textiles, and embroidery, as well as material innovation: plant-based leather is made from a mix of fibers derived from cactus and bio polymers. 95.2% of plain and printed fabrics in the collection are certified sustainable.     The collection includes several accessory debuts and updates. The Space Shoe is a highly innovative single mold alternative to the classic derby, made entirely of EVA material. Loafers made of soft calf become slipper-like, accentuating the notion of comfort in a classic men’s shoe.     Part of an ongoing collaboration with Crocs, Hard Crocs turn the soft clog into a metal-fortified platform with a cyber goth aesthetic. The Defender is a new super- chunky sneaker with extreme tire tread. Trompe l’œil boots mimic a stiletto sandal worn over a sock. The Cagole Boot is a footwear version of the classic studded bag made in arena leather.     The XX Bag reinterprets the Hourglass silhouette by filling its negative space and creating a new form. The Triplet Bag is an interpretation of a classic chain purse, made with three separate compartments. Looks are completed with new eyewear, accessory, and jewelry styles. Balenciaga’s Summer 22 presentation consists of two parts: a photocall on a Hollywood-style red carpet, and a movie premiere. Guests wearing the new collection pause on the walkway before being ushered into a theater screening the short film The Simpsons I Balenciaga.     The Simpsons for Balenciaga is the latest in a progression of activations that push certain boundaries set up between fashion and other forms of entertainment, culture, and technology, shifting the brand away from an easily definable category.     A cast consisting of Balenciaga’s friends, models and team members wearing the Summer 22 collection are part of an automatic performance wherein the premiere event becomes the show itself. Red-carpet arrivals are documented, setting up a series of role reversals like in The Simpsons I Balenciaga where the audience becomes the protagonists and vice-versa.     The collection represents the complete Balenciaga palette: a wardrobe of streetwear, daywear, tailoring, elegant eveningwear and proto-couture pieces. Silhouettes vary from ultra-slim to disproportionately oversized.     A commitment to responsible production continues, represented this season with upcycled denim, leather, fine textiles, and embroidery, as well as material innovation: plant-based leather is made from a mix of fibers derived from cactus and bio polymers. 95.2% of plain and printed fabrics in the collection are certified sustainable.     The collection includes several accessory debuts and updates. The Space Shoe is a highly innovative single mold alternative to the classic derby, made entirely of EVA material. Loafers made of soft calf become slipper-like, accentuating the notion of comfort in a classic men’s shoe.     Part of an ongoing collaboration with Crocs, Hard Crocs turn the soft clog into a metal-fortified platform with a cyber goth aesthetic. The Defender is a new super- chunky sneaker with extreme tire tread. Trompe l’œil boots mimic a stiletto sandal worn over a sock. The Cagole Boot is a footwear version of the classic studded bag made in arena leather.     The XX Bag reinterprets the Hourglass silhouette by filling its negative space and creating a new form. The Triplet Bag is an interpretation of a classic chain purse, made with three separate compartments. Looks are completed with new eyewear, accessory, and jewelry styles.

GIVENCHY PRESENTS THE NEW SPRING & SUMMER 2022 COLLECTION
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GIVENCHY PRESENTS THE NEW SPRING & SUMMER 2022 COLLECTION

Fashion Week "For the Spring-Summer 22 collection, I wanted to build on the tradition of Givenchy's history while also really looking towards the future. To do this, I worked with people I admire across different disciplines who have truly unique perspectives including the artist Josh Smith, whose iconic work is incorporated throughout the collection, and the musician Young Thug, who created the entire score for the show. The collaboration and this collection offer people a remarkably immersive and special experience." Matthew M. Williams, Creative Director, Givenchy     In Matthew M. Williams’ Givenchy, there is a mix of luxury and utility, lavishness and austerity, together with imperfect beauty and humanity. It points to the distinctly emotional side of the business of luxury and fashion that is sometimes forgotten in its confines; something that Williams is keen for all to partake in, particularly in this first live show experience.     Bridging the classical, radical and practical, the silhouettes for both women and men explore the tension between extravagance and discipline, tradition and today. Material experimentation and construction of the silhouette is combined with an intense contrast in clothing that could only be achieved and exist now. At the same time, the collection embraces tradition, the techniques of the salon and timelessness, proving that these distinct elements are not mutually exclusive. As always, at Givenchy, both classicism and subversion play a part.     A stratification of eras and influences is found in the clothing, purposely layered and juxtaposed in looks: traditional masculine tailoring fabrics are featured in women’s and menswear, mohair wools, Napa leathers, cotton herringbones and Prince of Wales checks are bonded with neoprene and sculpted in form, applied to both corsets and peplums – drawn from Monsieur de Givenchy’s archive – together with shorts and minis, as well as more conventional suiting. Raw edges are cleanly sliced and embraced, adding a sense of modernity throughout; delicate Broderie Anglaise is contrasted and exposed, bound in as trim, while tulle and transparencies add lightness, freshness and airy appositions; the urbane savoir-faire of the house and the homespun simplicity of handcraft are brought together in intricate tooling and ‘basket woven’leatherwork, with macramé and raffia techniques for both clothing and bags. "For the Spring-Summer 22 collection, I wanted to build on the tradition of Givenchy's history while also really looking towards the future. To do this, I worked with people I admire across different disciplines who have truly unique perspectives including the artist Josh Smith, whose iconic work is incorporated throughout the collection, and the musician Young Thug, who created the entire score for the show. The collaboration and this collection offer people a remarkably immersive and special experience." Matthew M. Williams, Creative Director, Givenchy     In Matthew M. Williams’ Givenchy, there is a mix of luxury and utility, lavishness and austerity, together with imperfect beauty and humanity. It points to the distinctly emotional side of the business of luxury and fashion that is sometimes forgotten in its confines; something that Williams is keen for all to partake in, particularly in this first live show experience.     Bridging the classical, radical and practical, the silhouettes for both women and men explore the tension between extravagance and discipline, tradition and today. Material experimentation and construction of the silhouette is combined with an intense contrast in clothing that could only be achieved and exist now. At the same time, the collection embraces tradition, the techniques of the salon and timelessness, proving that these distinct elements are not mutually exclusive. As always, at Givenchy, both classicism and subversion play a part.     A stratification of eras and influences is found in the clothing, purposely layered and juxtaposed in looks: traditional masculine tailoring fabrics are featured in women’s and menswear, mohair wools, Napa leathers, cotton herringbones and Prince of Wales checks are bonded with neoprene and sculpted in form, applied to both corsets and peplums – drawn from Monsieur de Givenchy’s archive – together with shorts and minis, as well as more conventional suiting. Raw edges are cleanly sliced and embraced, adding a sense of modernity throughout; delicate Broderie Anglaise is contrasted and exposed, bound in as trim, while tulle and transparencies add lightness, freshness and airy appositions; the urbane savoir-faire of the house and the homespun simplicity of handcraft are brought together in intricate tooling and ‘basket woven’leatherwork, with macramé and raffia techniques for both clothing and bags.

DR. MARTENS AND HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO. TEAM UP ON PACIFIC NORTHWEST-INSPIRED COLLABORATION
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DR. MARTENS AND HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO. TEAM UP ON PACIFIC NORTHWEST-INSPIRED COLLABORATION

Accessories English subculture meets the Paci c Northwest. Joining their distinctive aesthetics, they’ve merged their dedication to both quality and utilitarian products. Celebrating timeless design and built for the everyday, Dr. Martens Combs II boot and Reeder shoe are ready to take on just about anything.     Crafted with weather-resistant CORDURA® Ballistic nylon and a slippery WP leather upper, the versatile Herschel Combs II boot and Herschel Reeder shoe were designed with functionality in mind. Made with a variety of functionaldetails including a re ective tongue webbing, black eyelets, brushed silver lace hooks, black and white braided laces and smoke tract outsoles offering Dr. Martens reputable comfort and durability.     Both the Herschel Combs II boot and Herschel Reeder shoe are detailed with a red AirWair heel loop, black Herschel tab, and nished with Dr. Martens iconic yellow welt stitch. Coming in black with co-branded insoles and completewith a custom box featuring Herschel Supply’s signature red and navy branding.     The collection drops 09.10 and will be available at drmartens.com, herschel.com and select partners.     English subculture meets the Paci c Northwest. Joining their distinctive aesthetics, they’ve merged their dedication to both quality and utilitarian products. Celebrating timeless design and built for the everyday, Dr. Martens Combs II boot and Reeder shoe are ready to take on just about anything.     Crafted with weather-resistant CORDURA® Ballistic nylon and a slippery WP leather upper, the versatile Herschel Combs II boot and Herschel Reeder shoe were designed with functionality in mind. Made with a variety of functionaldetails including a re ective tongue webbing, black eyelets, brushed silver lace hooks, black and white braided laces and smoke tract outsoles offering Dr. Martens reputable comfort and durability.     Both the Herschel Combs II boot and Herschel Reeder shoe are detailed with a red AirWair heel loop, black Herschel tab, and nished with Dr. Martens iconic yellow welt stitch. Coming in black with co-branded insoles and completewith a custom box featuring Herschel Supply’s signature red and navy branding.     The collection drops 09.10 and will be available at drmartens.com, herschel.com and select partners.    

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