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GUCCI IS PLEASED TO PRESENT THE EPILOGUE CAMPAIGN
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GUCCI IS PLEASED TO PRESENT THE EPILOGUE CAMPAIGN

Fashion Last July, Creative Director Alessandro Michele opened the final chapter of a three-part tale of subversion – one of shifting the gaze and questioning the rules, roles and liturgies that have come to define fashion as we know it. On that occasion, a twelve-hour live stream framed a narrative feature, revealing to the outside world what usually lies behind closed curtains. Here, throughout the course of one day, the Gucci design team became the hectic cast of models, captured on camera while patiently posing on set.   That intense shooting day paved the way to the campaign that is now presented. Set within two contrasting Roman locations, the grandiose, late-Mannerist Palazzo Sacchetti and the distressed, graffiti-covered Campo Boario area, the pictures bring together the Gucci design team, which worked with Alessandro Michele on the very same collection they are wearing, under a poetic play of juxtapositions and perspectives.    In an open dialogue between the external decadence and the personal extroversion of these two seemingly irreconcilable spaces, these usually anonymous faces come and go between their on-set tasks in the palazzo and the ramshackle squat. By doing so, they present a theatrical allegory that reconciles the real and the surreal, reflecting on the relationship between fashion fictional imagery and the reality of its productions.    In the words of Creative Director Alessandro Michele: “I brought together different things, which represent the messy beauty that I have always sought: the chaos of beauty. What happens to the relation between reality and fiction when prying eyes sneak into the mechanisms of the production of an image? What happens to fashion, when the true goes back to being just a moment of the false? Breaking the spell that forces my collaborators to passionately work on clothes they later have to abandon, I asked the team to wear them. And so we did a self-sufficient job, all inside our house, mixing things we had already done with things we were about to – overcoming the schemes of the time coherently with my idea of The Epilogue, the final resolution of a future that is largely present”.    Shot by Minneapolis-based photographer Alec Soth and filmed by Roman directors Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo, winners of the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival's Silver Bear for Best Screenplay, the campaign leads to the conclusion of the narrative arc that began in February with the An Unrepeatable Ritual show, when Alessandro Michele brought the backstage preparations to the centre stage. The tale continued in May, with the release of The Ritual campaign, a radical experimentation that blurred the lines between models and authors in search of a spontaneous, unpredicted idea of beauty. Now, following July’s live-streamed presentation, this fairy tale eventually finds its Epilogue.   CREDITS: Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer: Alec Soth Film Directors: Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo Locations: Palazzo Sacchetti and Campo Boario Last July, Creative Director Alessandro Michele opened the final chapter of a three-part tale of subversion – one of shifting the gaze and questioning the rules, roles and liturgies that have come to define fashion as we know it. On that occasion, a twelve-hour live stream framed a narrative feature, revealing to the outside world what usually lies behind closed curtains. Here, throughout the course of one day, the Gucci design team became the hectic cast of models, captured on camera while patiently posing on set.   That intense shooting day paved the way to the campaign that is now presented. Set within two contrasting Roman locations, the grandiose, late-Mannerist Palazzo Sacchetti and the distressed, graffiti-covered Campo Boario area, the pictures bring together the Gucci design team, which worked with Alessandro Michele on the very same collection they are wearing, under a poetic play of juxtapositions and perspectives.    In an open dialogue between the external decadence and the personal extroversion of these two seemingly irreconcilable spaces, these usually anonymous faces come and go between their on-set tasks in the palazzo and the ramshackle squat. By doing so, they present a theatrical allegory that reconciles the real and the surreal, reflecting on the relationship between fashion fictional imagery and the reality of its productions.    In the words of Creative Director Alessandro Michele: “I brought together different things, which represent the messy beauty that I have always sought: the chaos of beauty. What happens to the relation between reality and fiction when prying eyes sneak into the mechanisms of the production of an image? What happens to fashion, when the true goes back to being just a moment of the false? Breaking the spell that forces my collaborators to passionately work on clothes they later have to abandon, I asked the team to wear them. And so we did a self-sufficient job, all inside our house, mixing things we had already done with things we were about to – overcoming the schemes of the time coherently with my idea of The Epilogue, the final resolution of a future that is largely present”.    Shot by Minneapolis-based photographer Alec Soth and filmed by Roman directors Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo, winners of the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival's Silver Bear for Best Screenplay, the campaign leads to the conclusion of the narrative arc that began in February with the An Unrepeatable Ritual show, when Alessandro Michele brought the backstage preparations to the centre stage. The tale continued in May, with the release of The Ritual campaign, a radical experimentation that blurred the lines between models and authors in search of a spontaneous, unpredicted idea of beauty. Now, following July’s live-streamed presentation, this fairy tale eventually finds its Epilogue.   CREDITS: Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer: Alec Soth Film Directors: Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo Locations: Palazzo Sacchetti and Campo Boario

Kiton x Chopard
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Kiton x Chopard

Watches With the L.U.C XP Il Sarto Kiton timepiece, Chopard is introducing its first partnership with the Kiton Ateliers, masters of Italian tailoring. This strictly limited edition of 100 ultra-thin watches in beadblasted DLC-coated steel is soberly attired with a houndstooth-patterned dial and a slate-coloured cashmere strap lined with red alligator leather. Mechanical excellence is guaranteed by the L.U.C 96.53-L mechanical movement with automatic winding, equipped with a tungsten micro-rotor and Chopard Twin technology ensuring a power reserve lasting more than two days. The best of Swiss Haute Horlogerie and Italian sprezzatura.     Expertise: Known for its elegance imbued with a spirit of purity and simplicity, the ultra-thin L.U.C XP timepiece is nattily attired in a ‘suit’ made to measure by the artisans of the Kiton Ateliers. The encounter between the Swiss watchmaker and the Neapolitan couturier appears to have been written in the stars. Both representing family Maisons committed to the same vision of craftsmanship and tradition, these two great names in masculine elegance have combined their know-how in creating the L.U.C XP Il Sarto Kiton watch. On the one hand, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele – Co-President of Chopard and the man behind the creation of Chopard Manufacture in 1996 – with his vision of traditional Haute Horlogerie firmly focused on the contemporary world and 21st century innovations. On the other hand, the fertile creativity of the disciples of Ciro Paone, the founder of the Kiton ateliers in 1968, who believed that: "Men are an inexhaustible source of inspiration, each of their steps is a call to creation".    "L.U.C. is a collection of Haute Horlogerie watches that stands out for its distinctive character. Our partnership with Kiton is an entirely logical move, in that over the years our two family Maisons have proven the excellence of their craftsmanship and their fertile creativity”, says Karl-Friedrich Scheufele. The result is a highly exclusive timepiece, produced in a numbered 100-piece limited edition.     Allure:   First and foremost, the L.U.C XP Il Sarto Kiton is perfectly proportioned thanks to a 40 mm diameter case that is a mere 7.2 mm thick. This ultra-thin look enables genuine wearer comfort and imposes an aura of simplicity, two imperatives that sum up the philosophy of the L.U.C collection and contribute to its elegance, thereby echoing Ciro Paone's motto: "Elegance must be associated with simplicity".    The allure of this timepiece also lies in its chromatic uniformity: a beautiful black silhouette, subtly carved out from the slate grey shades of the beadblasted DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) steel case, dial and strap.   Achieved by galvanic treatment and lacquered finishes, the Kiton Ateliers’ signature is evident at first glance on the brass dial thanks to the Neapolitan tailor's houndstooth motif that has been a firm favourite since it purchased at auction the wardrobe of King Edward VIII of England, who was hailed, if not for his ephemeral reign, at least for his elegance as an acknowledged dandy.    Against this dark background, the golden Arabic numerals matching the hour-markers and fusée-type Dauphine hands make the hours and minutes perfectly legible. The quarter-hour indications and the Kiton logo at 6 o'clock add a subtle red touch that is picked up in the topstitching on the strap. Testimony to the same artisanal approach, the latter is handmade, free of any chemical treatment and comes in a soft blend of Mongolian cashmere, wool and flannel with a slight touch of elastane, ensuring enhanced wearer comfort. This opulent wristband is lined with red alligator leather as is a second black alligator leather strap also sold with the model.     Accuracy:   Because all the timepieces produced in Chopard Manufacture's watchmaking workshops are amply matched by mechanical perfection, the L.U.C XP Il Sarto Kiton incorporates an in-house movement, the L.U.C 96.53-L calibre. Ultra-thin at just 3.3 mm thick, this is an evolution of Chopard Manufacture's first L.U.C 96.01-L movement, synonymous with watchmaking excellence and applied in a multitude of new interpretations since it was first presented in 1996.    Like its illustrious ancestor, and thanks to Chopard Twin technology, the mechanical movement L.U.C 96.53-L with automatic winding is equipped with twin barrels ensuring a 58-hour power reserve. It is powered by a micro-rotor made of tungsten, a high-density alloy facilitating optimal winding. Featuring movement bridges finely decorated with "Côtes de Genève", the L.U.C XP Il Sarto Kiton watch is equally beautiful inside and out, which is precisely why its precious calibre is visible through a transparent case-back.     L.U.C: a collection for gentlemen:   The L.U.C. collection embodies the perfect blend of virility and sensitivity, humility and charisma that define the modern-day gentleman. It epitomises an ideal alliance between aesthetics and mechanics, celebrated by those who make their existence a quest for fine craftsmanship and regard inward and outward beauty as an art of living. It is for them that Chopard – an independent family Maison drawing upon the ancestral expertise of its master-watchmakers – performs all stages of production in its Geneva and Fleurier workshops: from movement design to quality control through product design, case stamping and machining, the manufacture of movement components, as well as their hand decoration, surface treatment, polishing, assembly and adjustment. With the L.U.C XP Il Sarto Kiton timepiece, Chopard is introducing its first partnership with the Kiton Ateliers, masters of Italian tailoring. This strictly limited edition of 100 ultra-thin watches in beadblasted DLC-coated steel is soberly attired with a houndstooth-patterned dial and a slate-coloured cashmere strap lined with red alligator leather. Mechanical excellence is guaranteed by the L.U.C 96.53-L mechanical movement with automatic winding, equipped with a tungsten micro-rotor and Chopard Twin technology ensuring a power reserve lasting more than two days. The best of Swiss Haute Horlogerie and Italian sprezzatura.     Expertise: Known for its elegance imbued with a spirit of purity and simplicity, the ultra-thin L.U.C XP timepiece is nattily attired in a ‘suit’ made to measure by the artisans of the Kiton Ateliers. The encounter between the Swiss watchmaker and the Neapolitan couturier appears to have been written in the stars. Both representing family Maisons committed to the same vision of craftsmanship and tradition, these two great names in masculine elegance have combined their know-how in creating the L.U.C XP Il Sarto Kiton watch. On the one hand, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele – Co-President of Chopard and the man behind the creation of Chopard Manufacture in 1996 – with his vision of traditional Haute Horlogerie firmly focused on the contemporary world and 21st century innovations. On the other hand, the fertile creativity of the disciples of Ciro Paone, the founder of the Kiton ateliers in 1968, who believed that: "Men are an inexhaustible source of inspiration, each of their steps is a call to creation".    "L.U.C. is a collection of Haute Horlogerie watches that stands out for its distinctive character. Our partnership with Kiton is an entirely logical move, in that over the years our two family Maisons have proven the excellence of their craftsmanship and their fertile creativity”, says Karl-Friedrich Scheufele. The result is a highly exclusive timepiece, produced in a numbered 100-piece limited edition.     Allure:   First and foremost, the L.U.C XP Il Sarto Kiton is perfectly proportioned thanks to a 40 mm diameter case that is a mere 7.2 mm thick. This ultra-thin look enables genuine wearer comfort and imposes an aura of simplicity, two imperatives that sum up the philosophy of the L.U.C collection and contribute to its elegance, thereby echoing Ciro Paone's motto: "Elegance must be associated with simplicity".    The allure of this timepiece also lies in its chromatic uniformity: a beautiful black silhouette, subtly carved out from the slate grey shades of the beadblasted DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) steel case, dial and strap.   Achieved by galvanic treatment and lacquered finishes, the Kiton Ateliers’ signature is evident at first glance on the brass dial thanks to the Neapolitan tailor's houndstooth motif that has been a firm favourite since it purchased at auction the wardrobe of King Edward VIII of England, who was hailed, if not for his ephemeral reign, at least for his elegance as an acknowledged dandy.    Against this dark background, the golden Arabic numerals matching the hour-markers and fusée-type Dauphine hands make the hours and minutes perfectly legible. The quarter-hour indications and the Kiton logo at 6 o'clock add a subtle red touch that is picked up in the topstitching on the strap. Testimony to the same artisanal approach, the latter is handmade, free of any chemical treatment and comes in a soft blend of Mongolian cashmere, wool and flannel with a slight touch of elastane, ensuring enhanced wearer comfort. This opulent wristband is lined with red alligator leather as is a second black alligator leather strap also sold with the model.     Accuracy:   Because all the timepieces produced in Chopard Manufacture's watchmaking workshops are amply matched by mechanical perfection, the L.U.C XP Il Sarto Kiton incorporates an in-house movement, the L.U.C 96.53-L calibre. Ultra-thin at just 3.3 mm thick, this is an evolution of Chopard Manufacture's first L.U.C 96.01-L movement, synonymous with watchmaking excellence and applied in a multitude of new interpretations since it was first presented in 1996.    Like its illustrious ancestor, and thanks to Chopard Twin technology, the mechanical movement L.U.C 96.53-L with automatic winding is equipped with twin barrels ensuring a 58-hour power reserve. It is powered by a micro-rotor made of tungsten, a high-density alloy facilitating optimal winding. Featuring movement bridges finely decorated with "Côtes de Genève", the L.U.C XP Il Sarto Kiton watch is equally beautiful inside and out, which is precisely why its precious calibre is visible through a transparent case-back.     L.U.C: a collection for gentlemen:   The L.U.C. collection embodies the perfect blend of virility and sensitivity, humility and charisma that define the modern-day gentleman. It epitomises an ideal alliance between aesthetics and mechanics, celebrated by those who make their existence a quest for fine craftsmanship and regard inward and outward beauty as an art of living. It is for them that Chopard – an independent family Maison drawing upon the ancestral expertise of its master-watchmakers – performs all stages of production in its Geneva and Fleurier workshops: from movement design to quality control through product design, case stamping and machining, the manufacture of movement components, as well as their hand decoration, surface treatment, polishing, assembly and adjustment.

MONTBLANC UNVEILS THE 1858 GEOSPHERE LIMITED EDITION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MOUNTAINEER REINHOLD MESSNER
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MONTBLANC UNVEILS THE 1858 GEOSPHERE LIMITED EDITION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MOUNTAINEER REINHOLD MESSNER

Watches Montblanc is now introducing a 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition entirely dedicated to Reinhold Messner, the legendary climber and explorer who is renowned for his pioneering ascents of the world’s highest peaks, and his variation of the Seven Summits Challenge, known as Messner’s List.    Montblanc 1858 collection:   Montblanc 1858 timepieces are designed and conceived as the tool watches for mountain exploration, taking inspiration from the Minerva pocket watches and chronographs from the 1920s and 1930s that were conceived for military use.   In 2018, Montblanc launched the 1858 Geosphere, a manufacture timepiece with a new way of displaying the indication of the worldtime in a bold way with two recognizable turning discs representing the northern and southern hemispheres. From the outset, the timepiece has been linked to the Seven Summits theme featuring Reinhold Messner’s version of the challenge. Referred to as “Messner’s List”, his route is one of four variations of how to climb the highest peaks on each of the seven continents and is considered the most difficult version of all.   Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Messner Limited Edition 262 pieces   Thanks to a creative and inspiring collaboration with Reinhold Messner, the Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Messner Limited Edition piece was born. The timepiece harmoniously combines bronze, blue, and rose gold-coated elements, giving it a true vintage aesthetic reminiscent of the mountaineering exploration tools from the past. In the dark almost all the elements of the dial and bezel are luminescent, with a splash of SuperLumiNova® in different colours.   Limited to 262 pieces, the timepiece is a nod to all the peaks over 26,200 feet that Messner climbed during his career.   About Reinhold Messner   Reinhold Messner is an Italian mountaineer, explorer, and author. He made the first solo ascent of Mount Everest and the first ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen along with Peter Habeler. He was also the first person to climb all 14 peaks over 8,000 metres (26,200 feet). In 1989-1990, he and German explorer Arved Fuchs were the first to cross Antarctica and Greenland on foot without the use of dog sleds or snowmobiles. In 2004, he was the first to trek 2,000 km (1,250 miles) across the Gobi desert. He has published over 80 books about his experiences, has served one term (1999-2004) in the European Parliament, where he championed environmental issues, and in 2018, he received the Princess of Asturias Award in the Sports category, along with fellow mountaineer Krzysztof Wielicki. He is now overseeing the creation of a number of museums dedicated to alpinism and the mountains.   This limited edition will be available in Montblanc boutiques from October 23th, 2020.   www.montblanc.com Montblanc is now introducing a 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition entirely dedicated to Reinhold Messner, the legendary climber and explorer who is renowned for his pioneering ascents of the world’s highest peaks, and his variation of the Seven Summits Challenge, known as Messner’s List.    Montblanc 1858 collection:   Montblanc 1858 timepieces are designed and conceived as the tool watches for mountain exploration, taking inspiration from the Minerva pocket watches and chronographs from the 1920s and 1930s that were conceived for military use.   In 2018, Montblanc launched the 1858 Geosphere, a manufacture timepiece with a new way of displaying the indication of the worldtime in a bold way with two recognizable turning discs representing the northern and southern hemispheres. From the outset, the timepiece has been linked to the Seven Summits theme featuring Reinhold Messner’s version of the challenge. Referred to as “Messner’s List”, his route is one of four variations of how to climb the highest peaks on each of the seven continents and is considered the most difficult version of all.   Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Messner Limited Edition 262 pieces   Thanks to a creative and inspiring collaboration with Reinhold Messner, the Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Messner Limited Edition piece was born. The timepiece harmoniously combines bronze, blue, and rose gold-coated elements, giving it a true vintage aesthetic reminiscent of the mountaineering exploration tools from the past. In the dark almost all the elements of the dial and bezel are luminescent, with a splash of SuperLumiNova® in different colours.   Limited to 262 pieces, the timepiece is a nod to all the peaks over 26,200 feet that Messner climbed during his career.   About Reinhold Messner   Reinhold Messner is an Italian mountaineer, explorer, and author. He made the first solo ascent of Mount Everest and the first ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen along with Peter Habeler. He was also the first person to climb all 14 peaks over 8,000 metres (26,200 feet). In 1989-1990, he and German explorer Arved Fuchs were the first to cross Antarctica and Greenland on foot without the use of dog sleds or snowmobiles. In 2004, he was the first to trek 2,000 km (1,250 miles) across the Gobi desert. He has published over 80 books about his experiences, has served one term (1999-2004) in the European Parliament, where he championed environmental issues, and in 2018, he received the Princess of Asturias Award in the Sports category, along with fellow mountaineer Krzysztof Wielicki. He is now overseeing the creation of a number of museums dedicated to alpinism and the mountains.   This limited edition will be available in Montblanc boutiques from October 23th, 2020.   www.montblanc.com

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C.P. COMPANY X MR PORTER
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C.P. COMPANY X MR PORTER

Men This season, MR PORTER launches new casualwear brand C.P. Company. Considered the original Italian sportswear brand, C.P. Company was founded in 1971 by designer Mr Massimo Osti. Combining science and art to create new fabrications such as Nycra and Chrome, the C.P. labs also use innovative colour-dyeing and re-colouring techniques. Look out for the label’s signature goggle hoods on its jackets. This season, MR PORTER launches new casualwear brand C.P. Company. Considered the original Italian sportswear brand, C.P. Company was founded in 1971 by designer Mr Massimo Osti. Combining science and art to create new fabrications such as Nycra and Chrome, the C.P. labs also use innovative colour-dyeing and re-colouring techniques. Look out for the label’s signature goggle hoods on its jackets.

Moose Knuckles opens a pop-up store in Amsterdam
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Moose Knuckles opens a pop-up store in Amsterdam

Fashion Canadian outerwear brand Moose Knuckles opened a pop-up store in PC Hooftstraat on Friday. "A conscious choice despite the uncertain future of analogue experiences," it says. While most companies have focused the lion's share of their attention on the digital landscape, Moose Knuckles has strayed from the pack and bolstered its digital efforts with an ingenious plan to provide what so many people in the world need now: space to connect with others. A bold choice that fits seamlessly with the company's pioneering attitude.   "We saw a shift in the consumer landscape - customers want to be surprised again and experience a buying experience - and therefore came up with this concept that focuses on experience, by (being able to) meet our community in their local habitat. The foundation of our brand is firmly rooted in the authentic and emotional connection with our customers worldwide. We are now taking it a step further by bringing our clothing and accessories to the local markets. We offer and seek solutions in these bizarre and challenging times. It's in our DNA, the spirit of our brand, to create and communicate energy. "Marco D'Avanzo - GM & Executive VP of Global Sales   The Amsterdam pop-up will be one to be seen and experienced. Once inside the 179 m2 building, you will be immersed in a titillating, digital concept. Strong contours are accented with iridescent gold pieces that simulate how kinetic energy takes the form of heat and fills the world with heat. Like all stores, the furnishings and architecture were done by the legendary and experiential design agency Bureau Betak, which has previously collaborated with brands such as Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent. "This new pop-up is a play with contrasting and daring materials. A dynamic composition of digital screens & mannequins. An unexpected and futuristic vision of luxury." - Simon Caillaud, Global Head of Design, Bureau Betak   Each pop-up contains a mix of the different FW20 product lines, including the Power Puff collection, a brand new line full of reversible & machine washable puffers that reinvent the usefulness of outdoor clothing. The pop-ups will continue to appear all year round. All locations will comply with global COVID-19 safety protocols, as will their traditional retail locations, which have all been reopened. A full list of the locations can be found at the bottom of the appendix.   The pop-up in Amsterdam is there, as befits a pop-up, unfortunately only temporarily: it will close its doors again at the end of February 2021. In the store, the various collections: active-flex, fly density, power puff (reversible), sportswear and accessories, for both men and women, as well as children's collections will be offered. Address: PC Hooftstraat 105. Canadian outerwear brand Moose Knuckles opened a pop-up store in PC Hooftstraat on Friday. "A conscious choice despite the uncertain future of analogue experiences," it says. While most companies have focused the lion's share of their attention on the digital landscape, Moose Knuckles has strayed from the pack and bolstered its digital efforts with an ingenious plan to provide what so many people in the world need now: space to connect with others. A bold choice that fits seamlessly with the company's pioneering attitude.   "We saw a shift in the consumer landscape - customers want to be surprised again and experience a buying experience - and therefore came up with this concept that focuses on experience, by (being able to) meet our community in their local habitat. The foundation of our brand is firmly rooted in the authentic and emotional connection with our customers worldwide. We are now taking it a step further by bringing our clothing and accessories to the local markets. We offer and seek solutions in these bizarre and challenging times. It's in our DNA, the spirit of our brand, to create and communicate energy. "Marco D'Avanzo - GM & Executive VP of Global Sales   The Amsterdam pop-up will be one to be seen and experienced. Once inside the 179 m2 building, you will be immersed in a titillating, digital concept. Strong contours are accented with iridescent gold pieces that simulate how kinetic energy takes the form of heat and fills the world with heat. Like all stores, the furnishings and architecture were done by the legendary and experiential design agency Bureau Betak, which has previously collaborated with brands such as Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent. "This new pop-up is a play with contrasting and daring materials. A dynamic composition of digital screens & mannequins. An unexpected and futuristic vision of luxury." - Simon Caillaud, Global Head of Design, Bureau Betak   Each pop-up contains a mix of the different FW20 product lines, including the Power Puff collection, a brand new line full of reversible & machine washable puffers that reinvent the usefulness of outdoor clothing. The pop-ups will continue to appear all year round. All locations will comply with global COVID-19 safety protocols, as will their traditional retail locations, which have all been reopened. A full list of the locations can be found at the bottom of the appendix.   The pop-up in Amsterdam is there, as befits a pop-up, unfortunately only temporarily: it will close its doors again at the end of February 2021. In the store, the various collections: active-flex, fly density, power puff (reversible), sportswear and accessories, for both men and women, as well as children's collections will be offered. Address: PC Hooftstraat 105.

In conversation with  Per Axen
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In conversation with Per Axen

Fashion Continuing their work towards a more responsible design process, Weekday is proud to launch a 100% recyclable and 100% biodegradable* denim set, as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Jeans Redesign project.   Jeans have always been a core Weekday product, they are the foundation of most wardrobes, they’re timeless, genderless and an everyday basic but unfortunately the processes that goes into making them often creates both waste and pollution. Through this project, Weekday along with 50+ other brands, uses new solutions and processes to ensure garment durability, material health, recyclability and traceability when creating denim pieces.   Made from sturdy blend of post-consumer waste cotton and organic cotton; Klean Jeans and Milton Denim Jacket were designed to last. Using as little material as possible to create the pieces, the Weekday design team looked into every detail, making sure they used the best, most durable and sustainable options possible. The ambition is now that both pieces will last for a very long time before being passed on or recycled when they reach end of life with their first owner.   “For us, this isn’t a one off , we are now looking at how we can be more e cient and responsible within all our design practices.” says Per Axen, Responsible Denim Designer at Weekday. “We really had to think about every detail, such as trims, fabric even packaging, and now that we have done this, we will look into how we can take these learnings and bring them into future designs. For example, we are super excited about the fact that we have now started using post-consumer/industrial waste cotton in all our denim products for SS21”.   20% post-consumer waste cotton 80% organic cotton, 100% recyclable, 100% biodegradable* - Available October 22   We had a delight speaking with Per Axen about the collection.     How important do you think sustainability is becoming, and how do you incorporate it within your brand?   Sustainability is a huge focus for us. When it comes to being a responsible business, there’s alwaysmore to be done. Today we are testing and investigating new ways of production, for example producing more collections on demand, instead of saturating the market with too many products. We also have a collection that we produce yearly called Re-made, which we create with unsold pieces from older collections.   Jeans have always been a core Weekday product, they are the foundation of most wardrobes, they’retimeless, genderless and an everyday basic but unfortunately the processes that goes into making them often creates both waste and pollution. Through this project, with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, we were able to truly shift from a linear process into a circular design process. In a circular model, resources stay in use for as long as possible before being recycled into new products, the new products also stay in use as long as possible before being recycled, again and again.   Moving forward we will continue to find innovating solutions on how to create a more responsible assortment, using less water and no chemicals.       Who are you and what is your profession?   My name is Per Axen and I’m the Responsible Denim Designer at Weekday. I’m originally from Varberg, a small town on the Swedish west coast. After studying fashion design at The Swedish School of Textiles in Borås I started working as a designer for both men and women. My focus has been on denim during the last six years. I live in Stockholm, Sweden, and have been at Weekday since 2011.     What can we look forward to from Weekday to come in the future?   The aim is to use the learnings from this project to become fully circular in all our production processes, in the future.   We are now looking at how we can be more efficient and responsible within all our design practices. With this project, we really had to think about every detail, such as trims, fabric, fit and even packaging, and now that we have done this, we will look into how we can take these learnings and bring them into future designs. For example, we are super excited about the fact that we have now started using post-consumer/industrial waste cotton in all our denim products for SS21     How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short- term? How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion?   For us, we have used this time to reinvent how we do what we do. Because of limitations due tolockdowns, we’ve really had to be more creative than ever when it comes to how we create collections and how we share them with our customers. For example, we have been working more with our Store Made Studio collections, where we take current unsold products and rework them in fun ways to create unique pieces as well as sharing with our customers tips and tricks, they can use at home to reinvent their wardrobe. We’ve also had to operate more flexibly across the value chain, for example break down processes between product teams and rethink the need for office meetings and travel.     Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   I have a creative studio where I do textile experiments. I share the space with a furniture designer, some artists and another designer. It’s a creative and fun place to be. I also just bought a wooden boat, so I’ll be spending a lot of free time fixing it up and sailing.     What is the most important thing to you when thinking of the future?   I think a lot about being able to make positive and sustainable change within the fashion industry. A lot of the work we do now, at Weekday, is about fundamentally challenging the perception of waste, from an unwanted thing to a valuable resource. I think this is the future, thinking in a circular way in all that we do.     What has been a longtime dream of yours? After already achieving so much.   I feel like I’m living one of my dreams, but I guess the big dream is freedom. Freedom in all that I do;economic freedom, creative freedom, freedom to live and work from anywhere. I think culture and creativity are an essential part of sustainable development because innovation needs the space to implementing new ideas. My dream is to spend more time in my studio or other places where I can be free to test different ideas.     Tell us more about the new campaign: THE FUTURE IS CIRCULAR.   We really wanted to join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Jeans Redesign project because circular design is the future. We are therefore very proud to launch this 100% recyclable and 100% biodegradable (when you remove the buttons) denim set.   With this project we are shifting from a linear process into a circular design proces, which feels fantastic. In a circular model, resources stay in use for as long as possible before being recycled into new products, the new products also stay in use as long as possible before being recycled, again and again.   Since denim is one of our core categories it felt natural for us to start with that and to be in the forefront, when designing our denim assortment. This project has been a great challenge, because we have learned so much. When designing our next denim assortment, we have taken a lot of learnings from this project, to make sure we design and develop denim products that will last for many years, and at the same time have as low of an impact as possible on the environment. To give you one example: in all denim, starting SS21 we will use post- consumer/industrial waste cotton. We think about all the details, how can we be better – not only through the Redesign project but with everything we do. Continuing their work towards a more responsible design process, Weekday is proud to launch a 100% recyclable and 100% biodegradable* denim set, as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Jeans Redesign project.   Jeans have always been a core Weekday product, they are the foundation of most wardrobes, they’re timeless, genderless and an everyday basic but unfortunately the processes that goes into making them often creates both waste and pollution. Through this project, Weekday along with 50+ other brands, uses new solutions and processes to ensure garment durability, material health, recyclability and traceability when creating denim pieces.   Made from sturdy blend of post-consumer waste cotton and organic cotton; Klean Jeans and Milton Denim Jacket were designed to last. Using as little material as possible to create the pieces, the Weekday design team looked into every detail, making sure they used the best, most durable and sustainable options possible. The ambition is now that both pieces will last for a very long time before being passed on or recycled when they reach end of life with their first owner.   “For us, this isn’t a one off , we are now looking at how we can be more e cient and responsible within all our design practices.” says Per Axen, Responsible Denim Designer at Weekday. “We really had to think about every detail, such as trims, fabric even packaging, and now that we have done this, we will look into how we can take these learnings and bring them into future designs. For example, we are super excited about the fact that we have now started using post-consumer/industrial waste cotton in all our denim products for SS21”.   20% post-consumer waste cotton 80% organic cotton, 100% recyclable, 100% biodegradable* - Available October 22   We had a delight speaking with Per Axen about the collection.     How important do you think sustainability is becoming, and how do you incorporate it within your brand?   Sustainability is a huge focus for us. When it comes to being a responsible business, there’s alwaysmore to be done. Today we are testing and investigating new ways of production, for example producing more collections on demand, instead of saturating the market with too many products. We also have a collection that we produce yearly called Re-made, which we create with unsold pieces from older collections.   Jeans have always been a core Weekday product, they are the foundation of most wardrobes, they’retimeless, genderless and an everyday basic but unfortunately the processes that goes into making them often creates both waste and pollution. Through this project, with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, we were able to truly shift from a linear process into a circular design process. In a circular model, resources stay in use for as long as possible before being recycled into new products, the new products also stay in use as long as possible before being recycled, again and again.   Moving forward we will continue to find innovating solutions on how to create a more responsible assortment, using less water and no chemicals.       Who are you and what is your profession?   My name is Per Axen and I’m the Responsible Denim Designer at Weekday. I’m originally from Varberg, a small town on the Swedish west coast. After studying fashion design at The Swedish School of Textiles in Borås I started working as a designer for both men and women. My focus has been on denim during the last six years. I live in Stockholm, Sweden, and have been at Weekday since 2011.     What can we look forward to from Weekday to come in the future?   The aim is to use the learnings from this project to become fully circular in all our production processes, in the future.   We are now looking at how we can be more efficient and responsible within all our design practices. With this project, we really had to think about every detail, such as trims, fabric, fit and even packaging, and now that we have done this, we will look into how we can take these learnings and bring them into future designs. For example, we are super excited about the fact that we have now started using post-consumer/industrial waste cotton in all our denim products for SS21     How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short- term? How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion?   For us, we have used this time to reinvent how we do what we do. Because of limitations due tolockdowns, we’ve really had to be more creative than ever when it comes to how we create collections and how we share them with our customers. For example, we have been working more with our Store Made Studio collections, where we take current unsold products and rework them in fun ways to create unique pieces as well as sharing with our customers tips and tricks, they can use at home to reinvent their wardrobe. We’ve also had to operate more flexibly across the value chain, for example break down processes between product teams and rethink the need for office meetings and travel.     Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   I have a creative studio where I do textile experiments. I share the space with a furniture designer, some artists and another designer. It’s a creative and fun place to be. I also just bought a wooden boat, so I’ll be spending a lot of free time fixing it up and sailing.     What is the most important thing to you when thinking of the future?   I think a lot about being able to make positive and sustainable change within the fashion industry. A lot of the work we do now, at Weekday, is about fundamentally challenging the perception of waste, from an unwanted thing to a valuable resource. I think this is the future, thinking in a circular way in all that we do.     What has been a longtime dream of yours? After already achieving so much.   I feel like I’m living one of my dreams, but I guess the big dream is freedom. Freedom in all that I do;economic freedom, creative freedom, freedom to live and work from anywhere. I think culture and creativity are an essential part of sustainable development because innovation needs the space to implementing new ideas. My dream is to spend more time in my studio or other places where I can be free to test different ideas.     Tell us more about the new campaign: THE FUTURE IS CIRCULAR.   We really wanted to join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Jeans Redesign project because circular design is the future. We are therefore very proud to launch this 100% recyclable and 100% biodegradable (when you remove the buttons) denim set.   With this project we are shifting from a linear process into a circular design proces, which feels fantastic. In a circular model, resources stay in use for as long as possible before being recycled into new products, the new products also stay in use as long as possible before being recycled, again and again.   Since denim is one of our core categories it felt natural for us to start with that and to be in the forefront, when designing our denim assortment. This project has been a great challenge, because we have learned so much. When designing our next denim assortment, we have taken a lot of learnings from this project, to make sure we design and develop denim products that will last for many years, and at the same time have as low of an impact as possible on the environment. To give you one example: in all denim, starting SS21 we will use post- consumer/industrial waste cotton. We think about all the details, how can we be better – not only through the Redesign project but with everything we do.

BOSS x JUSTIN TEODORO
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BOSS x JUSTIN TEODORO

Fashion Imagination takes flight this festive season, as BOSS joins with New York-based artist and illustrator Justin Teodoro to present a playful and colorful vision of the holidays.  Two distinctive motifs, a pink heart and a blue star, symbolize love and dreams in a multi-channel campaign that will also feature an exclusive BOSS capsule collection for men and women.     “It has been a fluid and collaborative process from the start, and I am very excited,” says Justin about the partnership. “Having my hand in such a wide scope, from prints to visuals and store windows, was really a dream project for me.”     In hot pink and vivid blue, Justin’s heart and star prints feature across the BOSS x Justin Teodoro capsule collection, standing out against classic black and winter white. Cozy and casual styles – T-shirts, sweaters, and sneakers – are presented alongside more tailored pieces including impeccable BOSS shirts and jackets, perfect for holiday celebrations.     Along with a hand-drawn reinterpretation of the BOSS logo, the heart and the star appear both singly and as an all-over print, on shirts, skirts, bags, and more.  Highlights of the collection include a heart-print blouse with a tie neck, leather sneakers with printed soles, a reversible hooded jacket that can be worn in both bold and understated style, and a choice of heart and star iPhone covers.     Chief Brand Officer Ingo Wilts adds: “The uplifting vision that Justin conveys with his work is perfect for the holiday season. I love the playfulness and positivity that his illustrations bring to the campaign and the collection.” Imagination takes flight this festive season, as BOSS joins with New York-based artist and illustrator Justin Teodoro to present a playful and colorful vision of the holidays.  Two distinctive motifs, a pink heart and a blue star, symbolize love and dreams in a multi-channel campaign that will also feature an exclusive BOSS capsule collection for men and women.     “It has been a fluid and collaborative process from the start, and I am very excited,” says Justin about the partnership. “Having my hand in such a wide scope, from prints to visuals and store windows, was really a dream project for me.”     In hot pink and vivid blue, Justin’s heart and star prints feature across the BOSS x Justin Teodoro capsule collection, standing out against classic black and winter white. Cozy and casual styles – T-shirts, sweaters, and sneakers – are presented alongside more tailored pieces including impeccable BOSS shirts and jackets, perfect for holiday celebrations.     Along with a hand-drawn reinterpretation of the BOSS logo, the heart and the star appear both singly and as an all-over print, on shirts, skirts, bags, and more.  Highlights of the collection include a heart-print blouse with a tie neck, leather sneakers with printed soles, a reversible hooded jacket that can be worn in both bold and understated style, and a choice of heart and star iPhone covers.     Chief Brand Officer Ingo Wilts adds: “The uplifting vision that Justin conveys with his work is perfect for the holiday season. I love the playfulness and positivity that his illustrations bring to the campaign and the collection.”

Calvin Klein LAUNCHES one future. #CKone
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Calvin Klein LAUNCHES one future. #CKone

Fashion   Calvin Klein launched their latest campaign ‘one future’ as part of #ckone. The campaign features young and powerful voices. For over 25 years, ck one has embodied youth culture. It all started 25 years ago with the unisex fragrance. In its latest brand campaign, one future #ckone, Calvin Klein curates powerful young voices captured by a vanguard of photographers. Shot against the backdrop of their hometowns, eleven individuals are captured in their everyday environments, speaking to their individual experiences, perspectives, and hopes. They are the voices of a generation united by one future. The dedicated platform Calvin Klein created celebrates expression and individuality.   CK ONE is giving a platform to young talents who are expressing their personal stories with the campaign, which is something we connect to easily and stand behind fully. We  find it very inspiring. You can read more about the featured youth  as well as see the images of all of them bellow. The campaign is truly something that stands out to us, especially in the current difficult times.    "We all have our own path and we create our own story. Make sure to be proud of who you  are and use your voice, even if told otherwise. Self-expression and individuality are very important." - Timotej Letonja     TONI BRAVO, 20, LONG BEACH, CA A native of Long Beach, California, Toni Bravo is a multifaceted creator with a passion for storytelling and depicting diverse points of view. Roller-skating has greatly impacted her life by giving her a sense of community. She also loves music, drawing and reselling vintage clothing. Toni is currently studying Film.    “Something I would like to change in the world would be perspective.”     JACE MITCHELL, 21, CROWHEART, WY Born and raised in Crowheart, Wyoming, Jace Mitchel is a rancher who bought his first cattle at 16. He is passionate about his work on the ranch and his small rural community. He wants the ranching community to be preserved so his daughter can continue to experience it as she grows. Working with animals has taught him patience.    “Everyone’s story is different than yours.” –Jace       LEX BAUTISTA, 22, EL PASO, TX Lex Bautista likes to sing and play the violin. They were born in California but has lived in El Paso since they were three. Lex is highly involved in the local community and is passionate about LGBTQIA+ issues as well as immigration as El Paso is a border city.    “Don't be afraid to change your mind. It doesn't make you any less of what you were before. If anything, you're growing as a person.”     CHRIS GOMEZ, 18, CORAL SPRINGS, FL Born and raised in Coral Springs, Florida, Chris Gomez was greatly impacted by the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Since then, he and his friends have been much more involved politically.    “We’ve been promised a better future for a long time. We want something more.”     JAWN DAVIS, 24, COMPTON, CA Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jawn Davis spent most of his life in Compton. He has a passion for skateboarding and would love to make it a career. He also enjoys creating music, bringing his artistic visions to life through his various creative outlets such as painting and repurposing thrifted clothes with embroidery for his friends.    “I feel like now everyone is more aware of what is really going on.”      TING TAI, 21, BALTIMORE, MD Ting Tai grew up in Memphis, Tennessee before moving to Baltimore where she has lived for the past 13 years with her family. Ting is Asian-American/Malaysian-Chinese and is passionate about increasing representation of marginalized groups. She also enjoys art and photography and is currently in her sophomore year at Howard Community College where she is studying environmental science.    “If I had seen more representation growing up, it would have helped me to be more comfortable with who I am today and get to where I am now faster.”      JUAN PAUL FLORES VAZQUEZ, 21, EL PASO, TX Juan Paul was born in Mexico and migrated to Modesto, California where he was raised. Juan became a DACA recipient at age 16 and moved to El Paso, Texas a year ago to pursue his dreams of becoming a filmmaker. He is currently working at a call center to support himself while working on film projects and learning from various directors in the El Paso film community. He wants to continue writing and directing projects inspired by real people and experiences.    “I’m 21 years old, and I won’t be able to vote.”   Calvin Klein launched their latest campaign ‘one future’ as part of #ckone. The campaign features young and powerful voices. For over 25 years, ck one has embodied youth culture. It all started 25 years ago with the unisex fragrance. In its latest brand campaign, one future #ckone, Calvin Klein curates powerful young voices captured by a vanguard of photographers. Shot against the backdrop of their hometowns, eleven individuals are captured in their everyday environments, speaking to their individual experiences, perspectives, and hopes. They are the voices of a generation united by one future. The dedicated platform Calvin Klein created celebrates expression and individuality.   CK ONE is giving a platform to young talents who are expressing their personal stories with the campaign, which is something we connect to easily and stand behind fully. We  find it very inspiring. You can read more about the featured youth  as well as see the images of all of them bellow. The campaign is truly something that stands out to us, especially in the current difficult times.    "We all have our own path and we create our own story. Make sure to be proud of who you  are and use your voice, even if told otherwise. Self-expression and individuality are very important." - Timotej Letonja     TONI BRAVO, 20, LONG BEACH, CA A native of Long Beach, California, Toni Bravo is a multifaceted creator with a passion for storytelling and depicting diverse points of view. Roller-skating has greatly impacted her life by giving her a sense of community. She also loves music, drawing and reselling vintage clothing. Toni is currently studying Film.    “Something I would like to change in the world would be perspective.”     JACE MITCHELL, 21, CROWHEART, WY Born and raised in Crowheart, Wyoming, Jace Mitchel is a rancher who bought his first cattle at 16. He is passionate about his work on the ranch and his small rural community. He wants the ranching community to be preserved so his daughter can continue to experience it as she grows. Working with animals has taught him patience.    “Everyone’s story is different than yours.” –Jace       LEX BAUTISTA, 22, EL PASO, TX Lex Bautista likes to sing and play the violin. They were born in California but has lived in El Paso since they were three. Lex is highly involved in the local community and is passionate about LGBTQIA+ issues as well as immigration as El Paso is a border city.    “Don't be afraid to change your mind. It doesn't make you any less of what you were before. If anything, you're growing as a person.”     CHRIS GOMEZ, 18, CORAL SPRINGS, FL Born and raised in Coral Springs, Florida, Chris Gomez was greatly impacted by the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Since then, he and his friends have been much more involved politically.    “We’ve been promised a better future for a long time. We want something more.”     JAWN DAVIS, 24, COMPTON, CA Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jawn Davis spent most of his life in Compton. He has a passion for skateboarding and would love to make it a career. He also enjoys creating music, bringing his artistic visions to life through his various creative outlets such as painting and repurposing thrifted clothes with embroidery for his friends.    “I feel like now everyone is more aware of what is really going on.”      TING TAI, 21, BALTIMORE, MD Ting Tai grew up in Memphis, Tennessee before moving to Baltimore where she has lived for the past 13 years with her family. Ting is Asian-American/Malaysian-Chinese and is passionate about increasing representation of marginalized groups. She also enjoys art and photography and is currently in her sophomore year at Howard Community College where she is studying environmental science.    “If I had seen more representation growing up, it would have helped me to be more comfortable with who I am today and get to where I am now faster.”      JUAN PAUL FLORES VAZQUEZ, 21, EL PASO, TX Juan Paul was born in Mexico and migrated to Modesto, California where he was raised. Juan became a DACA recipient at age 16 and moved to El Paso, Texas a year ago to pursue his dreams of becoming a filmmaker. He is currently working at a call center to support himself while working on film projects and learning from various directors in the El Paso film community. He wants to continue writing and directing projects inspired by real people and experiences.    “I’m 21 years old, and I won’t be able to vote.”

Vans and MoMA Debut Second Installment of Footwear and Apparel Featuring Works of Art by Edvard Munch, Jackson Pollock, Lybov Popova and Faith Ringgold
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Vans and MoMA Debut Second Installment of Footwear and Apparel Featuring Works of Art by Edvard Munch, Jackson Pollock, Lybov Popova and Faith Ringgold

Accessories Following the September debut collaboration, Vans, the original action sports brand, and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) are proud to launch a second installment of footwear and apparel. The latest iteration of the Vans and MoMA collaboration takes inspiration from impactful works of art by artists Edvard Munch, Jackson Pollock, Lybov Popova and Faith Ringgold. A diverse selection of work by these artists has been thoughtfully translated onto Vans Classic Footwear and apparel styles that will be available to shop worldwide on November 11.   “Our collaboration with MoMA is a true partnership that involved working together to select both the works and footwear to ensure an authentic connection between the art and the canvas footwear models we chose,” said Angie Dita, Vans Head of Global Footwear Design for Lifestyle Footwear. “Faith Ringgold worked closely with both the Vans design and MoMA teams to story tell through the details, bringing in quilted borders to contextualize her work atop Vans.”      Edvard Munch, whose best-known work, ‘The Scream 1895’, captures the “infinite scream of nature” and angst. A print version of this work has been carefully captured on each of the canvas panels of the Vans Era in a repeat pattern that can also be found on the Old Skool backpack, short sleeve tee and pullover hoodie.    ackson Pollock was a pioneer of action painting, flinging and pouring ropes of paint onto his surfaces in a decidedly physical way. Pollock’s ‘One: Number 31, 1950’ has transformed the Vans Authentic with an all-over application atop the canvas and across the sidewalls and is complimented by a digitally printed short sleeve button-down and camper style hat.    Popova approached painting as an act of “construction” using color, line and shape to create dimensional work that expressed movement and dynamism. For the Vans MoMA collaboration, Popova’s ‘Untitled, 1917’ has been applied to the Vans Sk8-Hi using each medial and lateral side to translate her avant-garde vision across the hi-top model which is found on complimenting fleece and ringer tee options.    Faith Ringgold is an acclaimed painter, writer, sculptor, performance artist, educator and activist whose body of work highlights her experiences with racism and social injustice. Vans and MoMA. Curators worked closely with Ringgold to uplift her feminist poster art including ‘Woman Free Yourself 1971’ which brings bold type to the left side of the Vans Era while ‘Freedom Woman Now 1971’ poster art has been applied to the right side to form the affirmative demands that were called during the arrest of Angela Davis. Ringgold’s powerful words can be found on a reversible bucket hat and long sleeve tee. A second footwear style, the Classic Slip-On is inspired by Ringgold’s first series of abstract paintings, ‘The Windows of the Wedding’ which was made in the 1970’s. Inscribed on the sidewall is a quote. From Ringgold, printed in her handwriting, that states “My mother said I’d have to work twice as hard to go half as far.”   Vans and MoMA are proud to come together to instill creative expression and uplift art education through special product this fall and holiday. The second installment of the Vans and MoMA collaboration will be available globally on November 11 on Vans.euat Vans retail, MoMA Design Store locations, store.moma.org, and select retail locations where Vans are sold. To experience the collection and learn more, visit vans.eu/moma. Following the September debut collaboration, Vans, the original action sports brand, and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) are proud to launch a second installment of footwear and apparel. The latest iteration of the Vans and MoMA collaboration takes inspiration from impactful works of art by artists Edvard Munch, Jackson Pollock, Lybov Popova and Faith Ringgold. A diverse selection of work by these artists has been thoughtfully translated onto Vans Classic Footwear and apparel styles that will be available to shop worldwide on November 11.   “Our collaboration with MoMA is a true partnership that involved working together to select both the works and footwear to ensure an authentic connection between the art and the canvas footwear models we chose,” said Angie Dita, Vans Head of Global Footwear Design for Lifestyle Footwear. “Faith Ringgold worked closely with both the Vans design and MoMA teams to story tell through the details, bringing in quilted borders to contextualize her work atop Vans.”      Edvard Munch, whose best-known work, ‘The Scream 1895’, captures the “infinite scream of nature” and angst. A print version of this work has been carefully captured on each of the canvas panels of the Vans Era in a repeat pattern that can also be found on the Old Skool backpack, short sleeve tee and pullover hoodie.    ackson Pollock was a pioneer of action painting, flinging and pouring ropes of paint onto his surfaces in a decidedly physical way. Pollock’s ‘One: Number 31, 1950’ has transformed the Vans Authentic with an all-over application atop the canvas and across the sidewalls and is complimented by a digitally printed short sleeve button-down and camper style hat.    Popova approached painting as an act of “construction” using color, line and shape to create dimensional work that expressed movement and dynamism. For the Vans MoMA collaboration, Popova’s ‘Untitled, 1917’ has been applied to the Vans Sk8-Hi using each medial and lateral side to translate her avant-garde vision across the hi-top model which is found on complimenting fleece and ringer tee options.    Faith Ringgold is an acclaimed painter, writer, sculptor, performance artist, educator and activist whose body of work highlights her experiences with racism and social injustice. Vans and MoMA. Curators worked closely with Ringgold to uplift her feminist poster art including ‘Woman Free Yourself 1971’ which brings bold type to the left side of the Vans Era while ‘Freedom Woman Now 1971’ poster art has been applied to the right side to form the affirmative demands that were called during the arrest of Angela Davis. Ringgold’s powerful words can be found on a reversible bucket hat and long sleeve tee. A second footwear style, the Classic Slip-On is inspired by Ringgold’s first series of abstract paintings, ‘The Windows of the Wedding’ which was made in the 1970’s. Inscribed on the sidewall is a quote. From Ringgold, printed in her handwriting, that states “My mother said I’d have to work twice as hard to go half as far.”   Vans and MoMA are proud to come together to instill creative expression and uplift art education through special product this fall and holiday. The second installment of the Vans and MoMA collaboration will be available globally on November 11 on Vans.euat Vans retail, MoMA Design Store locations, store.moma.org, and select retail locations where Vans are sold. To experience the collection and learn more, visit vans.eu/moma.

Elhanati is launching a new collection, X Man at MYTHERESA.com this November
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Elhanati is launching a new collection, X Man at MYTHERESA.com this November

Jewelry For the first time, Elhanati launches new collection, X Man at MYTHERESA.com this November. X is handcrafted in 24K Gold-coated Sterling Silver in the Copenhagen atelier and is coated 3 times for a long life. Three malachite pieces will be available exclusively at mytheresa.com   Elhanati MAN X, draws on strong parallels between the Scandi minimalistic style and Elhanati’s Middle Eastern mystical universe. Featuring symbols from Elhanati’s previous collections, the sleek chains add character and feature a strong, powerful yet minimalistic expression for easy-to-wear men’s jewellery.     About Orit Elhanati, designer: I have been creating jewellery for men since I started in 2011. I have never had the need to do  men’s as I have been working from a unisex approach, we have always seen men ‘stealing’ their girlfriends and wives jewellery and vice versa. After much demand we launched our new jewellery men’s collection last year, and it was natural for me to continue X for men on a larger canvas. I used my signature symbols such as the rocks from the Sinai desert and the Malachite stone that is known to protect the bearer. For me it is a question of attitude, a question of using jewellery as something that makes a statement. It becomes of a part of your every day wardrobe, but also something that you can use for that special occasion. I love beautifying the bearer, and the X collection for me is somewhat a tribute to that raw, sexy personal expression. I love the old flashy jewellery statement from the 70ies and 80ies, but this collection is more something that becomes a part of the man’s everyday attire. I want the bearer to have a natural connection with the piece, to fall in love with the piece. For the first time, Elhanati launches new collection, X Man at MYTHERESA.com this November. X is handcrafted in 24K Gold-coated Sterling Silver in the Copenhagen atelier and is coated 3 times for a long life. Three malachite pieces will be available exclusively at mytheresa.com   Elhanati MAN X, draws on strong parallels between the Scandi minimalistic style and Elhanati’s Middle Eastern mystical universe. Featuring symbols from Elhanati’s previous collections, the sleek chains add character and feature a strong, powerful yet minimalistic expression for easy-to-wear men’s jewellery.     About Orit Elhanati, designer: I have been creating jewellery for men since I started in 2011. I have never had the need to do  men’s as I have been working from a unisex approach, we have always seen men ‘stealing’ their girlfriends and wives jewellery and vice versa. After much demand we launched our new jewellery men’s collection last year, and it was natural for me to continue X for men on a larger canvas. I used my signature symbols such as the rocks from the Sinai desert and the Malachite stone that is known to protect the bearer. For me it is a question of attitude, a question of using jewellery as something that makes a statement. It becomes of a part of your every day wardrobe, but also something that you can use for that special occasion. I love beautifying the bearer, and the X collection for me is somewhat a tribute to that raw, sexy personal expression. I love the old flashy jewellery statement from the 70ies and 80ies, but this collection is more something that becomes a part of the man’s everyday attire. I want the bearer to have a natural connection with the piece, to fall in love with the piece.

SWATCH PRESENTS SISTEM51 BIO-RELOADED MODELS
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SWATCH PRESENTS SISTEM51 BIO-RELOADED MODELS

Watches The famed SWATCH SISTEM51 mechanical watches are now made of materials sourced from nature! When innovation, bio-sourcing and Swiss time-precision are combined, time is used to its most ecient level as truly: time is what you make of it. Inserted into a mechanical movement, 51 pieces, 1 screw and all assembled automatically: a real innovation concentrate combined in one watch with an up-to-date message – Swatch is timeless.     This September Swatch presented its latest innovation that marked the first time a watchmaker has succeeded in replacing all conventional by bio-sourced origins in a series production environment. Perfectly tting these strong models requires strong statements that will speak either to your mind or to your heart: “DON’T BE TOO LATE” and “TIME IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT” – the choice is all yours.     The recently introduced bio-sourced materials, extracted from the seeds of the castor plant, now debut in the brand’s mechanical watch line SISTEM51, a real engineering feat. The rst mechanical movement ever made whose assembly is fully automated remains a true sensation in the industry, recognized as one of the most interesting mechanical developments in the watchmaking industry this past decade. Like any automatic watch, SISTEM51 has no need for a battery - it is powered by the person who wears it. Every movement of the wrist sets the rotor in motion, winding the watch, so SISTEM51 features an ‘automatic’, or ‘self-winding’ movement. Even when removed from the wrist and put to rest for a while, it keeps on going for an exceptional 90 hours, thanks to the kind support of your gestures. Therefore, there is not a moment to lose, don’t be too late to grab a hold of these bio-reloaded mechanical highlights. The famed SWATCH SISTEM51 mechanical watches are now made of materials sourced from nature! When innovation, bio-sourcing and Swiss time-precision are combined, time is used to its most ecient level as truly: time is what you make of it. Inserted into a mechanical movement, 51 pieces, 1 screw and all assembled automatically: a real innovation concentrate combined in one watch with an up-to-date message – Swatch is timeless.     This September Swatch presented its latest innovation that marked the first time a watchmaker has succeeded in replacing all conventional by bio-sourced origins in a series production environment. Perfectly tting these strong models requires strong statements that will speak either to your mind or to your heart: “DON’T BE TOO LATE” and “TIME IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT” – the choice is all yours.     The recently introduced bio-sourced materials, extracted from the seeds of the castor plant, now debut in the brand’s mechanical watch line SISTEM51, a real engineering feat. The rst mechanical movement ever made whose assembly is fully automated remains a true sensation in the industry, recognized as one of the most interesting mechanical developments in the watchmaking industry this past decade. Like any automatic watch, SISTEM51 has no need for a battery - it is powered by the person who wears it. Every movement of the wrist sets the rotor in motion, winding the watch, so SISTEM51 features an ‘automatic’, or ‘self-winding’ movement. Even when removed from the wrist and put to rest for a while, it keeps on going for an exceptional 90 hours, thanks to the kind support of your gestures. Therefore, there is not a moment to lose, don’t be too late to grab a hold of these bio-reloaded mechanical highlights.

Chopard introduces L.U.C Skull One
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Chopard introduces L.U.C Skull One

Watches Chopard presents the L.U.C Skull One, a 100-piece limited-edition adorned with a Mexican calavera as a tribute to the Day of the Dead.  Clad in a beautiful combination of dark hues thanks to a black dial with lacquered finishes and gold hour-markers, the L.U.C Skull One features a 40 mm case in beadblasted DLC stainless steel and a brown calfskin leather strap. Beneath this mischievous death mask beats the L.U.C 96.53-L mechanical movement with automatic winding, crafted by Chopard Manufacture Artisans.      A design inspired by ancient traditions: A syncretic tradition, born in the Aztec civilization and blended with Spanish Catholicism, the Día de los Muertos – Day of the Dead in Spanish – is a joyful celebration of the cycle of life and a reminder to be aware of the possibility of death, which in turn gives meaning to existence. A holiday intended as a remembrance of loved ones who have passed away, it is an opportunity to offer gifts, offerings and libations to the deceased, and to maintain the bond that unites families on both sides of the final frontier. Macabre, yet in a manner that is all about parody, this festival gives Chopard the opportunity to revisit the theme of vanities through the L.U.C Skull One timepiece. Its lacquered dial features a calavera face, a stylized Mexican skull featuring sun, flower and heart-shaped motifs, as well as a moustache with rounded tips above a sweet toothless smile. An emaciated, yet harmless-looking and even friendly skull on which the hours flow by, marked off by hands, Arabic numerals and gilded hour-markers striking an elegant contrast with the overall black hue.   A hand-stitched brown calfskin leather strap sets a final touch of elegance to this 100-piece limited edition. Responsibly sourced in accordance with stringent ethical criteria, this noble leather becomes even more beautiful when time enhances it with a light-brown patina.     An extremely accurate beating heart: The case of this new timepiece houses the L.U.C 96.53-L mechanical movement with automatic winding. Ultra-thin at a mere 3.3 mm, it is nonetheless equipped with two barrels based on Chopard Twin technology and ensuring a 58-hour power reserve. It comes to life thanks to a micro-rotor in tungsten – a high-density alloy ensuring optimal winding. With its movement bridges finely adorned with a "Côtes de Genève" pattern, it makes the L.U.C Skull One watch as beautiful inside as it is on the outside, which is why its precious calibre is made visible through a blackened transparent back reflecting the sombre aesthetic of this creation.     Chopard’s in-house approach to watch manufacturing: Chopard is a family Maison with a strongly ingrained philosophy of independence. The steps involved in making L.U.C watches are all performed at the Maison’s Geneva and Fleurier production sites. Movement development, finished product design, gold smelting, case stamping and machining, calibre components, traditional hand-crafted finishes, surface treatments, polishing, assembly, adjustments and quality controls: Chopard masters the full range of watch production operations and applies them to each and every L.U.C watch. These exceptional timepieces stemming from meticulous workmanship meet the aspirations of the modern-day gentleman. They speak to him without artifice or pretention, through a subtle blend of artisanal expertise and emotions. Chopard presents the L.U.C Skull One, a 100-piece limited-edition adorned with a Mexican calavera as a tribute to the Day of the Dead.  Clad in a beautiful combination of dark hues thanks to a black dial with lacquered finishes and gold hour-markers, the L.U.C Skull One features a 40 mm case in beadblasted DLC stainless steel and a brown calfskin leather strap. Beneath this mischievous death mask beats the L.U.C 96.53-L mechanical movement with automatic winding, crafted by Chopard Manufacture Artisans.      A design inspired by ancient traditions: A syncretic tradition, born in the Aztec civilization and blended with Spanish Catholicism, the Día de los Muertos – Day of the Dead in Spanish – is a joyful celebration of the cycle of life and a reminder to be aware of the possibility of death, which in turn gives meaning to existence. A holiday intended as a remembrance of loved ones who have passed away, it is an opportunity to offer gifts, offerings and libations to the deceased, and to maintain the bond that unites families on both sides of the final frontier. Macabre, yet in a manner that is all about parody, this festival gives Chopard the opportunity to revisit the theme of vanities through the L.U.C Skull One timepiece. Its lacquered dial features a calavera face, a stylized Mexican skull featuring sun, flower and heart-shaped motifs, as well as a moustache with rounded tips above a sweet toothless smile. An emaciated, yet harmless-looking and even friendly skull on which the hours flow by, marked off by hands, Arabic numerals and gilded hour-markers striking an elegant contrast with the overall black hue.   A hand-stitched brown calfskin leather strap sets a final touch of elegance to this 100-piece limited edition. Responsibly sourced in accordance with stringent ethical criteria, this noble leather becomes even more beautiful when time enhances it with a light-brown patina.     An extremely accurate beating heart: The case of this new timepiece houses the L.U.C 96.53-L mechanical movement with automatic winding. Ultra-thin at a mere 3.3 mm, it is nonetheless equipped with two barrels based on Chopard Twin technology and ensuring a 58-hour power reserve. It comes to life thanks to a micro-rotor in tungsten – a high-density alloy ensuring optimal winding. With its movement bridges finely adorned with a "Côtes de Genève" pattern, it makes the L.U.C Skull One watch as beautiful inside as it is on the outside, which is why its precious calibre is made visible through a blackened transparent back reflecting the sombre aesthetic of this creation.     Chopard’s in-house approach to watch manufacturing: Chopard is a family Maison with a strongly ingrained philosophy of independence. The steps involved in making L.U.C watches are all performed at the Maison’s Geneva and Fleurier production sites. Movement development, finished product design, gold smelting, case stamping and machining, calibre components, traditional hand-crafted finishes, surface treatments, polishing, assembly, adjustments and quality controls: Chopard masters the full range of watch production operations and applies them to each and every L.U.C watch. These exceptional timepieces stemming from meticulous workmanship meet the aspirations of the modern-day gentleman. They speak to him without artifice or pretention, through a subtle blend of artisanal expertise and emotions.

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