@
In conversation with GRiZ
135

In conversation with GRiZ

Music GRiZ’s sound is a mixture of electronic elements, funk, hip-hop and bass. Last year saw him release his acclaimed ‘Ride Waves’ album, which featured collaborations with the likes of Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg. He completed two tours of the US around the album, taking in over 30 shows in the process.  To give a bit of background, Last year  his collaboration with Subtronics, ‘Griztronics’, hit huge success, becoming the #1 trending song on Tik Tok and was placed in a number of end-of-year lists, including Billboard’s Top 50 dance songs of the year. GRiZ’s message is all about showing love and spreading love, and every year he launches a GRiZmas initiative , consisting of a number of events to raise money for local causes (including group meditation etc…), amassing over $100,000 this year, and he is an advocate for LGBTQ+ community, after coming out in an open letter via the Huffington Post. GRiZ has also just been announced high on the bill at this year’s Coachella, which was moved to a later date this year, and performed also at last years’s Electronic Family festival in the Netherlands.    I had the opportunity to speak with Grant about his work and his life. See below the full interview:   What were your beginning with electronic music like? I think that the best things in life come to you  out of places that are unexpected and out of leaving yourself open to putting energy into things & letting that energy flow you into the next space instead of trying to push against the currents. I'm putting energy out there and if it's not resonating back to me,  then i'm gonna switch it up.  When I was 14, my friend's older brother introduced me to music production software and electronic music, so we got it all in once and I was already musical at the time playing an instrument and I loved working on music. It was always just easy to do it, I did not have to sit myself down and push myself to do it so it kind of came naturally. And here we are now, still feel the same and that hasn't changed.    Could you firstly tell me more about your twelve day festival called GRiZmas?   I think that the most important thing is an invention to bring fans into Detroit from even the times when Detroit was less populated city as compared to a lot of other cities, Detroit is many things and for sure a very musical city as well.  Due to the amount of fans we really wanted to engage with the fans and have fun besides the primary objective which is to raise money for charity.  When I was in elementary school I was offered to play a musical instrument like many other kids. Back in 2009 many music school programs were cut in public schools in Detroit. We can contribute by creating an solution which is GRiZmas. With the primary objective to raise money for charity. What the charity then does is that they offer after-school music programs and arts programs as well as computer technology programs to kids.  We hope this can be as inspiration also for other people to get involved as well. While it won't fully solve the problem, as the education issue is way larger than anytime before.   How did you become an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and what are the positive outcomes since you have started?   I saw my position in the music scene as a place of visibility, people see me on stage. When i was growing up, I did not have many role models to look at that i could particularly relate to. I represent myself, therefore I needed to be first comfortable with myself and what was going on with me. So I wanted  to find myself in the good space with it and now I use this platform as an extension to show kids that it is cool to be gay, and it's lame to be gay & and it's normal to be gay. I think that by exposing different lifestyles it becomes more "normal".    Describe Amsterdam with your own words.   Hazy but on point. Dream-like in a way for sure. It surely changes in different seasons and it's always a cool experience.   What are your expectations of Coachella as this year sees you make your debut?   I'm excited. I've been playing at festivals for almost a decade and this is one I have never played at, as we were waiting for it to be the right time besides being in the right mental space with what the festival has to offer. Playing this year it's really fantastic to come at it from a place of ownership of my brand and who I am, which also comes to a great realisation that GRiZ is counter culture and at a place like Coachella that is really cool. I think that people from Coachella try to think outside of the box and keep it new and fresh. I’m also excited about releasing some new tracks there and show people that dance music has so many different faces and put our  flag on the moon, check it out.   What is your message with creating music? I just want it to be emotional and reflecting of my feelings and honest. Positively, inclusivety and pride of course. Deep down the surface for it to be emotional. I want you to come to my show and cry, get chills, give somebody a hug... music is all these different things to me.   How was it like collaborationg with the likes of Wiz Kalifa, Snopp Dogg to name a few on your new album?   They're cultural icons and I have been listening to their music forever. I never though I would have an opportunity to even have a conversation with them let alone have their vibe mingling with my music. Still the experience hasn't sunk in yet. It's such an honor.   What else do you have planned this year? Among many festivals internationally both completely new shows or some I have played before, also releasing a lot of new music this year. Continue to keep things fresh and come out with new music and enjoy the experience.   GRiZ’s sound is a mixture of electronic elements, funk, hip-hop and bass. Last year saw him release his acclaimed ‘Ride Waves’ album, which featured collaborations with the likes of Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg. He completed two tours of the US around the album, taking in over 30 shows in the process.  To give a bit of background, Last year  his collaboration with Subtronics, ‘Griztronics’, hit huge success, becoming the #1 trending song on Tik Tok and was placed in a number of end-of-year lists, including Billboard’s Top 50 dance songs of the year. GRiZ’s message is all about showing love and spreading love, and every year he launches a GRiZmas initiative , consisting of a number of events to raise money for local causes (including group meditation etc…), amassing over $100,000 this year, and he is an advocate for LGBTQ+ community, after coming out in an open letter via the Huffington Post. GRiZ has also just been announced high on the bill at this year’s Coachella, which was moved to a later date this year, and performed also at last years’s Electronic Family festival in the Netherlands.    I had the opportunity to speak with Grant about his work and his life. See below the full interview:   What were your beginning with electronic music like? I think that the best things in life come to you  out of places that are unexpected and out of leaving yourself open to putting energy into things & letting that energy flow you into the next space instead of trying to push against the currents. I'm putting energy out there and if it's not resonating back to me,  then i'm gonna switch it up.  When I was 14, my friend's older brother introduced me to music production software and electronic music, so we got it all in once and I was already musical at the time playing an instrument and I loved working on music. It was always just easy to do it, I did not have to sit myself down and push myself to do it so it kind of came naturally. And here we are now, still feel the same and that hasn't changed.    Could you firstly tell me more about your twelve day festival called GRiZmas?   I think that the most important thing is an invention to bring fans into Detroit from even the times when Detroit was less populated city as compared to a lot of other cities, Detroit is many things and for sure a very musical city as well.  Due to the amount of fans we really wanted to engage with the fans and have fun besides the primary objective which is to raise money for charity.  When I was in elementary school I was offered to play a musical instrument like many other kids. Back in 2009 many music school programs were cut in public schools in Detroit. We can contribute by creating an solution which is GRiZmas. With the primary objective to raise money for charity. What the charity then does is that they offer after-school music programs and arts programs as well as computer technology programs to kids.  We hope this can be as inspiration also for other people to get involved as well. While it won't fully solve the problem, as the education issue is way larger than anytime before.   How did you become an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and what are the positive outcomes since you have started?   I saw my position in the music scene as a place of visibility, people see me on stage. When i was growing up, I did not have many role models to look at that i could particularly relate to. I represent myself, therefore I needed to be first comfortable with myself and what was going on with me. So I wanted  to find myself in the good space with it and now I use this platform as an extension to show kids that it is cool to be gay, and it's lame to be gay & and it's normal to be gay. I think that by exposing different lifestyles it becomes more "normal".    Describe Amsterdam with your own words.   Hazy but on point. Dream-like in a way for sure. It surely changes in different seasons and it's always a cool experience.   What are your expectations of Coachella as this year sees you make your debut?   I'm excited. I've been playing at festivals for almost a decade and this is one I have never played at, as we were waiting for it to be the right time besides being in the right mental space with what the festival has to offer. Playing this year it's really fantastic to come at it from a place of ownership of my brand and who I am, which also comes to a great realisation that GRiZ is counter culture and at a place like Coachella that is really cool. I think that people from Coachella try to think outside of the box and keep it new and fresh. I’m also excited about releasing some new tracks there and show people that dance music has so many different faces and put our  flag on the moon, check it out.   What is your message with creating music? I just want it to be emotional and reflecting of my feelings and honest. Positively, inclusivety and pride of course. Deep down the surface for it to be emotional. I want you to come to my show and cry, get chills, give somebody a hug... music is all these different things to me.   How was it like collaborationg with the likes of Wiz Kalifa, Snopp Dogg to name a few on your new album?   They're cultural icons and I have been listening to their music forever. I never though I would have an opportunity to even have a conversation with them let alone have their vibe mingling with my music. Still the experience hasn't sunk in yet. It's such an honor.   What else do you have planned this year? Among many festivals internationally both completely new shows or some I have played before, also releasing a lot of new music this year. Continue to keep things fresh and come out with new music and enjoy the experience.  

Jason Denham collaborates with Laser 3.14
134

Jason Denham collaborates with Laser 3.14

Fashion Jason Denham is a big street art fan and collector since many years. His collection includes Piet Parra – Zevs – Ben Eine – Anthony Burrill – Cash for your Warhol – Skulljan – Medicom toys and Laser 3.14. and many others. Jason first connected with Laser 3.14 a decade ago when he opened his first DENHAM stores in Amsterdam & Japan and used Laser 3.14 prints to decorate his stores. DENHAM first collaborated with Laser 3.14 in 2013 for the 5 years anniversary where Laser 3.14 painted DENHAMS iconic slogan “THE TRUTH IS IN THE DETAILS”. It’s exciting to reconnect again with Laser 3.14 and our message in 2020 is “ AIM HIGH “. DENHAM adopted this message in previous collaborations with The ACF and wanted to bring it back. It’s very Laser 3.14 and very DENHAM.    The Laser 3.14 AIM HIGH artwork will be on show amongst his recent collection of works at the new WHITE LABEL DENHAM STORE, Runstraat 17, Amsterdam.   We had a delight to speak with both Jason and Laser 3.14 about their new collaboration.   How did the collaborative process begin? In other words how did the collaboration of the collection begin? This collaboration is our second with Laser, the first was in 2013 to celebrate our 5 years anniversary. We have always stayed connected and decided to join together again as part of our running art series, we have recently worked with Medicom, Ben Eine and Laser was the perfect follow up.   When did Jason and Laser 3.14 first meet and connect? I’ve been a big Laser fan for a long time. I started buying his works in 2009 and they are scattered all over my home , the studio and our stores. I purchased my first pieces from a friend called Mark Chalmers who owns a gallery called  The Garage Amsterdam. I finally met Laser during this collaboration.   When did you both first collaborate and on what project? In 2013 and It was called “THE TRUTH IS IN THE DETAILS” & “WORSHIP TRADITION – DESTROY CONVENTION”, we followed the DENHAM signature and design mantra. It was a simple tee shirt project.   What is the message of the new collaboration? We have two messages, “AMSTERDAM FOREVER” & “AIM HIGH”, we are very proud to be a Dutch brand and very proud to support Amsterdam. We are lucky to be based in such an amazing, creative, cultured and artistic city. “AIM HIGH” – we do our best everyday.   Where will the new artwork be presented? It’s in our stores and online. We have 5 stores in Amsterdam that will showcase this, it will also be profiled in Japan, next to “TOKYO FOREVER”, we are an East meets west brand with two capitals, Amsterdam and Tokyo. How did the collaborative process begin? In other words how did the collaboration of the collection begin? Denham and I share common values that serve as a foundation for the way we both work, me as an artist, and Denham as a brand. This collaboration was born out of a mutual connection in our aspirations to have a critical sense in what we do, and also ‘where’ this criticality came from. Amsterdam is a place that has inspired many, including Denham and myself, to reach for the best version of ourselves and everything we do creatively. That’s why the tags “Aim High” and “Amsterdam Forever” represent us both in this collection.   When did Jason and Laser 3.14 first meet and connect? I’ve been active in the Amsterdam art sphere for over 30 years, and Jason has always closely followed the art industry here. We connected through our interest in the constant evolution of art as a reflection of our society.    When did you both first collaborate and on what project? Denham and I go way back: Jason first approached Mark Chalmers of the Garage Amsterdam, who I’ve been working with for over a decade, for a collaboration with me. This was around 8 years ago, and resulted in 2 limited edition t-shirts in 2016, we came together again to create an exclusive installation in Lane Crawford, Hong Kong.   What is the message of the new collaboration? The chosen tags pay tribute to places and attitudes. The message is to keep the power of hope and determination alive, both individually and as a society. It’s something that has been important for me to communicate for a while now, and it couldn’t be more relevant at current times. In light of this, proceeds of artwork sales will also be donated to support efforts and projects helping to combat the coronavirus crisis.   Where will the new artwork be presented? From Thursday, March 19th 2020, the collection merchandise and artworks will be available online, at denhamthejeanmaker.com and laser314.com, as well as Denham stores.   check out the short documentary here: https://vimeo.com/398781677 Jason Denham is a big street art fan and collector since many years. His collection includes Piet Parra – Zevs – Ben Eine – Anthony Burrill – Cash for your Warhol – Skulljan – Medicom toys and Laser 3.14. and many others. Jason first connected with Laser 3.14 a decade ago when he opened his first DENHAM stores in Amsterdam & Japan and used Laser 3.14 prints to decorate his stores. DENHAM first collaborated with Laser 3.14 in 2013 for the 5 years anniversary where Laser 3.14 painted DENHAMS iconic slogan “THE TRUTH IS IN THE DETAILS”. It’s exciting to reconnect again with Laser 3.14 and our message in 2020 is “ AIM HIGH “. DENHAM adopted this message in previous collaborations with The ACF and wanted to bring it back. It’s very Laser 3.14 and very DENHAM.    The Laser 3.14 AIM HIGH artwork will be on show amongst his recent collection of works at the new WHITE LABEL DENHAM STORE, Runstraat 17, Amsterdam.   We had a delight to speak with both Jason and Laser 3.14 about their new collaboration.   How did the collaborative process begin? In other words how did the collaboration of the collection begin? This collaboration is our second with Laser, the first was in 2013 to celebrate our 5 years anniversary. We have always stayed connected and decided to join together again as part of our running art series, we have recently worked with Medicom, Ben Eine and Laser was the perfect follow up.   When did Jason and Laser 3.14 first meet and connect? I’ve been a big Laser fan for a long time. I started buying his works in 2009 and they are scattered all over my home , the studio and our stores. I purchased my first pieces from a friend called Mark Chalmers who owns a gallery called  The Garage Amsterdam. I finally met Laser during this collaboration.   When did you both first collaborate and on what project? In 2013 and It was called “THE TRUTH IS IN THE DETAILS” & “WORSHIP TRADITION – DESTROY CONVENTION”, we followed the DENHAM signature and design mantra. It was a simple tee shirt project.   What is the message of the new collaboration? We have two messages, “AMSTERDAM FOREVER” & “AIM HIGH”, we are very proud to be a Dutch brand and very proud to support Amsterdam. We are lucky to be based in such an amazing, creative, cultured and artistic city. “AIM HIGH” – we do our best everyday.   Where will the new artwork be presented? It’s in our stores and online. We have 5 stores in Amsterdam that will showcase this, it will also be profiled in Japan, next to “TOKYO FOREVER”, we are an East meets west brand with two capitals, Amsterdam and Tokyo. How did the collaborative process begin? In other words how did the collaboration of the collection begin? Denham and I share common values that serve as a foundation for the way we both work, me as an artist, and Denham as a brand. This collaboration was born out of a mutual connection in our aspirations to have a critical sense in what we do, and also ‘where’ this criticality came from. Amsterdam is a place that has inspired many, including Denham and myself, to reach for the best version of ourselves and everything we do creatively. That’s why the tags “Aim High” and “Amsterdam Forever” represent us both in this collection.   When did Jason and Laser 3.14 first meet and connect? I’ve been active in the Amsterdam art sphere for over 30 years, and Jason has always closely followed the art industry here. We connected through our interest in the constant evolution of art as a reflection of our society.    When did you both first collaborate and on what project? Denham and I go way back: Jason first approached Mark Chalmers of the Garage Amsterdam, who I’ve been working with for over a decade, for a collaboration with me. This was around 8 years ago, and resulted in 2 limited edition t-shirts in 2016, we came together again to create an exclusive installation in Lane Crawford, Hong Kong.   What is the message of the new collaboration? The chosen tags pay tribute to places and attitudes. The message is to keep the power of hope and determination alive, both individually and as a society. It’s something that has been important for me to communicate for a while now, and it couldn’t be more relevant at current times. In light of this, proceeds of artwork sales will also be donated to support efforts and projects helping to combat the coronavirus crisis.   Where will the new artwork be presented? From Thursday, March 19th 2020, the collection merchandise and artworks will be available online, at denhamthejeanmaker.com and laser314.com, as well as Denham stores.   check out the short documentary here: https://vimeo.com/398781677

Here's to the next six decades
133

Here's to the next six decades

Accessories Almost exactly 60 years ago, an icon was born. There are lots of myths surrounding Dr. Martensinception. Motorcycle crashes. Skiing injuries. A giant hole in the factory oor. One thing, though, is definitely true. The original boot’s design was a collision of two worlds cutting-edge German engineering and many decades of British shoemaking heritage. This unlikely fusion was the first step in what became the brand’s incredibly diverse and unpredictable history.   Nobody could have foreseen 60's subcultures adopting Docs boot as part of their uniform. Nor Pete Townshend wearing a pair on stage at a Who gig in 1967. In a few short decades, the air-cushioned boots were taken from workshop oors through streets and onto music stages  just as likely to be seen on a fashion runway as a festival eld. The boot’s unconventional markings,  yellow welt stitching, a grooved sole and scripted heel loop  became a symbol of working-class pride and self-expression.   Fast-forward 60 years, and from the outside, little has changed. Dr. Martens boots are still made the same. From the same materials, using the same process, and often in the same factory. They’re still comfortable, durable, and designed to get better with age. The only thing that is not  and will never be  the same are the people wearing them. The innovators, rebels and freethinkers who’ve turned a humble British bootmaker into a global alternative brand.   The Docs community in 2020 is an ever evolving group of subcultures and individuals across countlesscountries and ages. The core details that once marked a simple work boot are recognised around the world as abadge for this nonconformist attitude. People that go against the grain. Fight for change. And will never accept the status quo. They are the ones who will ensure the spirit of Dr. Martens will last another 60 years. Our first pair was 1.4.60. When was yours? Let us know: @drmartensoffcial. @numero_netherlands     Almost exactly 60 years ago, an icon was born. There are lots of myths surrounding Dr. Martensinception. Motorcycle crashes. Skiing injuries. A giant hole in the factory oor. One thing, though, is definitely true. The original boot’s design was a collision of two worlds cutting-edge German engineering and many decades of British shoemaking heritage. This unlikely fusion was the first step in what became the brand’s incredibly diverse and unpredictable history.   Nobody could have foreseen 60's subcultures adopting Docs boot as part of their uniform. Nor Pete Townshend wearing a pair on stage at a Who gig in 1967. In a few short decades, the air-cushioned boots were taken from workshop oors through streets and onto music stages  just as likely to be seen on a fashion runway as a festival eld. The boot’s unconventional markings,  yellow welt stitching, a grooved sole and scripted heel loop  became a symbol of working-class pride and self-expression.   Fast-forward 60 years, and from the outside, little has changed. Dr. Martens boots are still made the same. From the same materials, using the same process, and often in the same factory. They’re still comfortable, durable, and designed to get better with age. The only thing that is not  and will never be  the same are the people wearing them. The innovators, rebels and freethinkers who’ve turned a humble British bootmaker into a global alternative brand.   The Docs community in 2020 is an ever evolving group of subcultures and individuals across countlesscountries and ages. The core details that once marked a simple work boot are recognised around the world as abadge for this nonconformist attitude. People that go against the grain. Fight for change. And will never accept the status quo. They are the ones who will ensure the spirit of Dr. Martens will last another 60 years. Our first pair was 1.4.60. When was yours? Let us know: @drmartensoffcial. @numero_netherlands    

Advertising
Advertising
Woolrich for Spring & Summer 2020
132

Woolrich for Spring & Summer 2020

Fashion Woolrich launches its new campaign, titled "Elements Await"for the Spring Summer 2020 season. Underpinned by a new strategic brand direction, the campaign highlights the collection's trans-seasonal versatility, stylish durability and technical features through an evocative series of films and stills.   Underscoring the product communication is a rich and meaningful brand narrative, one recently reaffirmed by Woolrich. The brand now seeks to not only leverage its storied past, but to also focus on the immediate present - aiming to inspire consumers with the privilege of the outdoors and the manner in which Woolrich products support their needs.   "Our product heritage is rooted in the outdoors, naturally, " says Andrea Cané, Woolrich Creative Director. "But we recognise now that customers are multi-dimensional, that they exist in urban spaces and seek to explore their world in many ways. Our new Spring Summer collection supports their needs, and the campaign is a reflection of both their goals and our values, beliefs and capabilities as a brand.”   Shot in Barcelona and the hills of Montseny and Berga within Catalonia, the campaign was captured by Eddie Wrey and creatively directed by Wednesday Agency. The campaign narrative sees four protagonists charting a journey through natural and urban environments. The mood dictates a sense of powerful progress caught in a reportage style. The viewer sees varied seasonal elements, with the Woolrich product put through its paces and withstanding the conditions with ease.   "We wanted to deeply communicate that Woolrich is there with our customers on whatever pursuits they want to undertake," says Mathieu Garcia, Woolrich Chief Marketing Officer. "The elements are a constant source of inspiration and enablement for both us and our audience. This campaign captures the idea that Woolrich empowers a life built on adventure in the elements, regardless of terrain or environment. We feel that spirit is something that resonates universally and we'll be continuing to explore its own communicative power moving forward."   The campaign launched at the beginning of February, with selected product available in-store and online from the same date.  www.woolrich.com @woolrich Woolrich launches its new campaign, titled "Elements Await"for the Spring Summer 2020 season. Underpinned by a new strategic brand direction, the campaign highlights the collection's trans-seasonal versatility, stylish durability and technical features through an evocative series of films and stills.   Underscoring the product communication is a rich and meaningful brand narrative, one recently reaffirmed by Woolrich. The brand now seeks to not only leverage its storied past, but to also focus on the immediate present - aiming to inspire consumers with the privilege of the outdoors and the manner in which Woolrich products support their needs.   "Our product heritage is rooted in the outdoors, naturally, " says Andrea Cané, Woolrich Creative Director. "But we recognise now that customers are multi-dimensional, that they exist in urban spaces and seek to explore their world in many ways. Our new Spring Summer collection supports their needs, and the campaign is a reflection of both their goals and our values, beliefs and capabilities as a brand.”   Shot in Barcelona and the hills of Montseny and Berga within Catalonia, the campaign was captured by Eddie Wrey and creatively directed by Wednesday Agency. The campaign narrative sees four protagonists charting a journey through natural and urban environments. The mood dictates a sense of powerful progress caught in a reportage style. The viewer sees varied seasonal elements, with the Woolrich product put through its paces and withstanding the conditions with ease.   "We wanted to deeply communicate that Woolrich is there with our customers on whatever pursuits they want to undertake," says Mathieu Garcia, Woolrich Chief Marketing Officer. "The elements are a constant source of inspiration and enablement for both us and our audience. This campaign captures the idea that Woolrich empowers a life built on adventure in the elements, regardless of terrain or environment. We feel that spirit is something that resonates universally and we'll be continuing to explore its own communicative power moving forward."   The campaign launched at the beginning of February, with selected product available in-store and online from the same date.  www.woolrich.com @woolrich

SAMSØE SAMSØE Spring & Summer 2020 Mid-Century's Modern collection
130

SAMSØE SAMSØE Spring & Summer 2020 Mid-Century's Modern collection

Fashion Week Building further on pre-Spring’s humancentric approach to fashion, where clean lines, high quality materials and the consideration of function converge, Spring/Summer 2020 sends a nostalgic nod to the Danish Modern design movement, characterised by these same guiding principles. As relevant today as ever, the soft modernism of Scandinavia plays out on a collection where cuts become looser for the warmer months, and elements of sportwear and workwear and their way into the everyday wardrobe. Looking to the era that gave us many of our modern wardrobe staples, the collection is lled with versatile pieces that remain sartorial building blocks: structured transitional jackets cut for aboxy  from tweedy fabrics or tactile velvet areminimally detailed with practical pockets; new renditions of the ubiquitous polo shirt are imbued with nostalgic details and cut for a closet from crisp blends; and oversized sweaters in thick ribbed knits with half-zip fastenings underpin the importance of well made clothing. Just like the design movement, new materials shape the collection’s styles: Samsøe Samsøe’s longstanding tradition of crafting garments from natural fabrics results in pieces that are celebrated as much for their quality as for their simple yet modern shapes. A trench coat for her is cut from structured linen blend and pared back to its purest form with gently rounded shoulders and raglan sleeves. Fusing workwear with streetwear, classic menswear is given utilitarian edge on cotton twill trousers, cut in a new, relaxed shape. Sustainable fabrics and blends also celebrate the shapes of the classics: the bowling shirt has an updated t so it feels in nitelymore modern, cut from soft tencel that falls ina liquid-like drape. Palazzo-style pants designedwith the working woman in mind are crafted inheavy crepe with a lustrous nish. And softlytailored shirts and blouses juxtapose sleek lines with organic shapes, using these new and natural blends to reimagine traditional styles. Purposely devoid of pattern, the collection’s singular standout is a lively bird print found in our archives and inspired by furniture designer Kay Bojesen’s iconic wooden decorations, printed on an ankle-grazing silk dress with shirred cuts. Stripes move away from varsity sensibilities to take on a more nostalgic feel, and an abundance of heritage checks reference the upholstery fabrics of the mid-century movement. Touched with the era’s signature coloursand rooted in nature, monk’s robe, midnight blue and desert sand are enlivened with misty rose and seaweed green. Blurring the lines between how pieces are worn, shirts become jackets, knits become teesand trousers and shorts resemble skirts at rstglance. It’s all about function — and wearing them with an air of studied nonchalance thatbe ts the modern urbanite. more on samsoesamsoe.com Building further on pre-Spring’s humancentric approach to fashion, where clean lines, high quality materials and the consideration of function converge, Spring/Summer 2020 sends a nostalgic nod to the Danish Modern design movement, characterised by these same guiding principles. As relevant today as ever, the soft modernism of Scandinavia plays out on a collection where cuts become looser for the warmer months, and elements of sportwear and workwear and their way into the everyday wardrobe. Looking to the era that gave us many of our modern wardrobe staples, the collection is lled with versatile pieces that remain sartorial building blocks: structured transitional jackets cut for aboxy  from tweedy fabrics or tactile velvet areminimally detailed with practical pockets; new renditions of the ubiquitous polo shirt are imbued with nostalgic details and cut for a closet from crisp blends; and oversized sweaters in thick ribbed knits with half-zip fastenings underpin the importance of well made clothing. Just like the design movement, new materials shape the collection’s styles: Samsøe Samsøe’s longstanding tradition of crafting garments from natural fabrics results in pieces that are celebrated as much for their quality as for their simple yet modern shapes. A trench coat for her is cut from structured linen blend and pared back to its purest form with gently rounded shoulders and raglan sleeves. Fusing workwear with streetwear, classic menswear is given utilitarian edge on cotton twill trousers, cut in a new, relaxed shape. Sustainable fabrics and blends also celebrate the shapes of the classics: the bowling shirt has an updated t so it feels in nitelymore modern, cut from soft tencel that falls ina liquid-like drape. Palazzo-style pants designedwith the working woman in mind are crafted inheavy crepe with a lustrous nish. And softlytailored shirts and blouses juxtapose sleek lines with organic shapes, using these new and natural blends to reimagine traditional styles. Purposely devoid of pattern, the collection’s singular standout is a lively bird print found in our archives and inspired by furniture designer Kay Bojesen’s iconic wooden decorations, printed on an ankle-grazing silk dress with shirred cuts. Stripes move away from varsity sensibilities to take on a more nostalgic feel, and an abundance of heritage checks reference the upholstery fabrics of the mid-century movement. Touched with the era’s signature coloursand rooted in nature, monk’s robe, midnight blue and desert sand are enlivened with misty rose and seaweed green. Blurring the lines between how pieces are worn, shirts become jackets, knits become teesand trousers and shorts resemble skirts at rstglance. It’s all about function — and wearing them with an air of studied nonchalance thatbe ts the modern urbanite. more on samsoesamsoe.com

Exclusive Digital Editorial by Seb Giraud
125

Exclusive Digital Editorial by Seb Giraud

Fashion Photographer: Seb Giraud Casting: Corinne Patron Lighting Assistant: Alex Digital: Matias Brigidano Fashion Editor: Joy Sinanian Assistant Fashion Editor: Manavi Dang Hair/Make-up: Mickael Jauneau @ Agence Aurelien Hair/Make-up Assistant: Karine Walzack Using GHD hair et Leonor Greyl hair Grooming with the line Boy de Chanel Models: Anton, Felix, Tom, Milan, Lorelle, Paul, Bartholome #NumeroDigital  Photographer: Seb Giraud Casting: Corinne Patron Lighting Assistant: Alex Digital: Matias Brigidano Fashion Editor: Joy Sinanian Assistant Fashion Editor: Manavi Dang Hair/Make-up: Mickael Jauneau @ Agence Aurelien Hair/Make-up Assistant: Karine Walzack Using GHD hair et Leonor Greyl hair Grooming with the line Boy de Chanel Models: Anton, Felix, Tom, Milan, Lorelle, Paul, Bartholome #NumeroDigital 

Speaking with  Christophe Lemaire
124

Speaking with Christophe Lemaire

Fashion UNIQLO U 2020 Spring & Summer collection has launched lifeWear essentials.   We had a chance to speak with Christophe Lemaire about the collection:    Can you explain what is Uniqlo U in your own words?  Elevated essentials, functionality and sense of ease. For myself and the Paris R&D team, when we started Uniqlo U we wanted to propose an elevated proposition, or something a little more experimental, a slightly more daring proposition of LifeWear. We very much wanted to be perceived or understood to be an extension of LifeWear. We made ours to be part of the values of the brand, which are clothes for every day and for everyone.  Functionality and ease are very important. Of course because we have this background of Paris and Europe, and London too, we are looking to create a European vibe in the product offering. And we are trying to be as sophisticated as possible when designing affordable, necessary items to be worn daily. For us, a “good color” is not necessarily more expensive than a “bad color,” and a “good cut” is not necessarily more expensive than a “so-so cut.” There are many ways of improving an affordable product; this is our overall philosophy.   What is the value of LifeWear to you? I come from a high-fashion background. And actually most of the team here in Paris does too. We learned a lot through this experience, through aesthetics, quality, and refinement. But I think we all share a desire to propose style and quality for everyone. We are very respectful of this democratic dimension of UNIQLO. And this is one thing we are very excited about with Uniqlo U; we wish to try to bring style, contemporariness and quality, but at a very affordable price. This is the strength of being the part of UNIQLO system, and to be able to reach that is a great achievement.   One important focus of this new collection is Denim, isn’t it? Yes it was, absolutely.We have been looking for a new straight leg, a higher rise, proposing an alternative to the curved line we did before, which was the carrot fit line that proved to be very successful. But our role in the Paris R&D Center is to continue to explore new options, so this season for both men and women, we feel there is a need for a straighter leg, a new silhouette and a higher rise, again.  In addition to the beautiful denim we worked on together with the LA team (the Jeans Innovation Center, JIC), we were also interested in cotton satin, which we proposed for the Trucker Jacket. This is a beautiful cotton satin that we can also call moleskin, but it is not brushed, available in very interesting colors. For women, we worked with cotton satin to propose a new style in the curved design, which has been very successful, and has patched pockets and details taken from a carpenter’s pants. For men we offer a four-pocket jacket in different washes of denim. And for women, we created a total look in one wash denim, with straight leg jeans and kind of a boxy men’s shirt in 6.5 ounces denim. Also, a dress in washed denim, slightly oversized; it’s a light denim, I think only 6 ounces. The idea here was to produce a full-range of denim and cotton satin products. Cotton satin is a classic material used in workwear, and so is denim. Therefore, together with the supplier we developed a superior quality cotton satin. The wonder of cotton satin is that it ages beautifully, and the more you wear it, the more it’ll achieve a specific patina or finish.   Can you talk about some of the unique details of the T-shirt collection? There’s a lot to say about the details. In general, the T-shirt is an interesting exercise, because it seems like the items is always the same. Usually a T-shirt comes in a crew neck and with short sleeves, although sometimes long sleeves. We believe in the need to be extremely precise on the weight of the cotton, the way it’s knit and other details such as the finishing, volume and colors. So this is kind of a general statement we have in mind, and I have to say I work with a great team of designers and developers, who are extremely passionate every season about making the perfect T-shirt. This season we have a lighter jersey with a cool and dry touch. It’s a double-faced jersey with Supima Cotton on the outside and AIRism inside to allow for freshness and breathability, especially in hot weather. We applied the beautiful technique of AIRism and integrated it into a Uniqlo U product with a specific cut that is slightly loose. For women, we offer a series of loose cuts which were introduced last summer, but with a lighter jersey and the interlock and mercerized rib jersey.   Did the inspiration for this come from a travel look?  Yes, it definitely came from this idea of a female reporter who travels. For example, she can run in these pants, or move comfortably, or even dance, from an idea of liberating the movement. In our design we think about movement, about breathability and having a certain freedom. There’s also this idea of a travel suit and a new setup, but in a cut and sew item. So, trying to find this balance between something stylish, timeless, and elegant, but also that is easy and has a certain fluidity and comfort. It’s something we always try to achieve, this balance.    The men’s Blocktech coat is also an iconic item. Can you comment on the overall outerwear collection? Well for us, good men’s outerwear has to first be functional. Of course, the Blocktech technique is amazing. There is also the need in the volume, in the details, and to be as authentic as possible – to be as faithful to the beauty of an original trench-coat and what makes a trench coat stylish.  We don’t always want to be literal and reproduce exactly, say a military 1940s American Army trench coat, but we look at one and try to understand what makes it classic. The weight of the lapels, the positions of the pockets, the stitching, and the way the belt is designed. All of this is considered very precisely, and our design team spends a lot of time, sometimes with the approach of a maniac. But I think especially for Menswear we have to consider every single detail of the cut, and of course the choice of the material.  I think it’s important to understand clothing history, for example, the history of military wear, workwear, and tailoring. We are passionate and obsessed in the Menswear team with the history of design, and to understand where it comes from. For this specific trench, we looked at the U.S. Army military trench, as well as the British RAF (Royal Air Force) version, etc., and we tried to make a good fusion of all this, while at the same time try to understand today’s consumer needs.  It’s also important to sometimes be faithful to tradition, because there’s a reason why those pieces are so successful. For instance, one thing we are trying to promote is the fit. Maybe today it’s more and more understood, but sometimes there is kind of habit to take a classic piece and just make it slim, and just because you made it slim, it’s now “contemporary.” We don’t think so. Sometimes the room of the sleeves, the longer volume, or the bigger volume, is actually super stylish and can be contemporary. And this is in the fashion world today, this “room” that is a little bit more oversized. get your favorite pieces at Uniqlo.com UNIQLO U 2020 Spring & Summer collection has launched lifeWear essentials.   We had a chance to speak with Christophe Lemaire about the collection:    Can you explain what is Uniqlo U in your own words?  Elevated essentials, functionality and sense of ease. For myself and the Paris R&D team, when we started Uniqlo U we wanted to propose an elevated proposition, or something a little more experimental, a slightly more daring proposition of LifeWear. We very much wanted to be perceived or understood to be an extension of LifeWear. We made ours to be part of the values of the brand, which are clothes for every day and for everyone.  Functionality and ease are very important. Of course because we have this background of Paris and Europe, and London too, we are looking to create a European vibe in the product offering. And we are trying to be as sophisticated as possible when designing affordable, necessary items to be worn daily. For us, a “good color” is not necessarily more expensive than a “bad color,” and a “good cut” is not necessarily more expensive than a “so-so cut.” There are many ways of improving an affordable product; this is our overall philosophy.   What is the value of LifeWear to you? I come from a high-fashion background. And actually most of the team here in Paris does too. We learned a lot through this experience, through aesthetics, quality, and refinement. But I think we all share a desire to propose style and quality for everyone. We are very respectful of this democratic dimension of UNIQLO. And this is one thing we are very excited about with Uniqlo U; we wish to try to bring style, contemporariness and quality, but at a very affordable price. This is the strength of being the part of UNIQLO system, and to be able to reach that is a great achievement.   One important focus of this new collection is Denim, isn’t it? Yes it was, absolutely.We have been looking for a new straight leg, a higher rise, proposing an alternative to the curved line we did before, which was the carrot fit line that proved to be very successful. But our role in the Paris R&D Center is to continue to explore new options, so this season for both men and women, we feel there is a need for a straighter leg, a new silhouette and a higher rise, again.  In addition to the beautiful denim we worked on together with the LA team (the Jeans Innovation Center, JIC), we were also interested in cotton satin, which we proposed for the Trucker Jacket. This is a beautiful cotton satin that we can also call moleskin, but it is not brushed, available in very interesting colors. For women, we worked with cotton satin to propose a new style in the curved design, which has been very successful, and has patched pockets and details taken from a carpenter’s pants. For men we offer a four-pocket jacket in different washes of denim. And for women, we created a total look in one wash denim, with straight leg jeans and kind of a boxy men’s shirt in 6.5 ounces denim. Also, a dress in washed denim, slightly oversized; it’s a light denim, I think only 6 ounces. The idea here was to produce a full-range of denim and cotton satin products. Cotton satin is a classic material used in workwear, and so is denim. Therefore, together with the supplier we developed a superior quality cotton satin. The wonder of cotton satin is that it ages beautifully, and the more you wear it, the more it’ll achieve a specific patina or finish.   Can you talk about some of the unique details of the T-shirt collection? There’s a lot to say about the details. In general, the T-shirt is an interesting exercise, because it seems like the items is always the same. Usually a T-shirt comes in a crew neck and with short sleeves, although sometimes long sleeves. We believe in the need to be extremely precise on the weight of the cotton, the way it’s knit and other details such as the finishing, volume and colors. So this is kind of a general statement we have in mind, and I have to say I work with a great team of designers and developers, who are extremely passionate every season about making the perfect T-shirt. This season we have a lighter jersey with a cool and dry touch. It’s a double-faced jersey with Supima Cotton on the outside and AIRism inside to allow for freshness and breathability, especially in hot weather. We applied the beautiful technique of AIRism and integrated it into a Uniqlo U product with a specific cut that is slightly loose. For women, we offer a series of loose cuts which were introduced last summer, but with a lighter jersey and the interlock and mercerized rib jersey.   Did the inspiration for this come from a travel look?  Yes, it definitely came from this idea of a female reporter who travels. For example, she can run in these pants, or move comfortably, or even dance, from an idea of liberating the movement. In our design we think about movement, about breathability and having a certain freedom. There’s also this idea of a travel suit and a new setup, but in a cut and sew item. So, trying to find this balance between something stylish, timeless, and elegant, but also that is easy and has a certain fluidity and comfort. It’s something we always try to achieve, this balance.    The men’s Blocktech coat is also an iconic item. Can you comment on the overall outerwear collection? Well for us, good men’s outerwear has to first be functional. Of course, the Blocktech technique is amazing. There is also the need in the volume, in the details, and to be as authentic as possible – to be as faithful to the beauty of an original trench-coat and what makes a trench coat stylish.  We don’t always want to be literal and reproduce exactly, say a military 1940s American Army trench coat, but we look at one and try to understand what makes it classic. The weight of the lapels, the positions of the pockets, the stitching, and the way the belt is designed. All of this is considered very precisely, and our design team spends a lot of time, sometimes with the approach of a maniac. But I think especially for Menswear we have to consider every single detail of the cut, and of course the choice of the material.  I think it’s important to understand clothing history, for example, the history of military wear, workwear, and tailoring. We are passionate and obsessed in the Menswear team with the history of design, and to understand where it comes from. For this specific trench, we looked at the U.S. Army military trench, as well as the British RAF (Royal Air Force) version, etc., and we tried to make a good fusion of all this, while at the same time try to understand today’s consumer needs.  It’s also important to sometimes be faithful to tradition, because there’s a reason why those pieces are so successful. For instance, one thing we are trying to promote is the fit. Maybe today it’s more and more understood, but sometimes there is kind of habit to take a classic piece and just make it slim, and just because you made it slim, it’s now “contemporary.” We don’t think so. Sometimes the room of the sleeves, the longer volume, or the bigger volume, is actually super stylish and can be contemporary. And this is in the fashion world today, this “room” that is a little bit more oversized. get your favorite pieces at Uniqlo.com

New Heritage Watches With Vintage Flair
118

New Heritage Watches With Vintage Flair

Watches Inspired by historical Minerva classic wristwatches from the 1940s and 50s and the spirit of neo- dandy style, Montblanc unveils three novelties within its Heritage product line, combining vintage aesthetics with distinctive colour associations and refined watch complications. The trend is for today’s stylish gentleman, fondly called neo-dandies, to be attentive to details that make a difference, whether it is the feel of a certain fabric, the cut of a jacket, the choice of colours, or the finishing touches to the ideal outfit. Genuinely passionate about sartorial details, these men master the art of being well dressed with flair and look for authenticity and aesthetic harmony, which can sometimes be anti-conformist. They embody the spirit of sophisticated elegance and are the essence of the Heritage product line. Paying tribute to historical and classic Minerva wristwatches from the 1940s and 1950s, theHeritage timepieces combine the elegance of watchmaking past with today’s bold design codes. The new models feature fully polished 40 mm and 42 mm cases, curved horns with facets, and are fitted with sapphire crystal glass boxes for an elegant vintage look. Reminiscent of the neo-dandy style, special attention has been paid to dials with distinctive colours, such as salmon, tobacco-brown, British-racing-green and they include technical finishes such as two-tone decoration, a domed-shape, and lacquer coatings that require dexterity and expertise to apply. Other details feature dots as indexes, curved Dauphine hands enhanced with SuperLuminova*, a rack minuterie with SuperLuminova small dots every five minutes, and old- school international payphone indications of 3, 6 and 9 minutes. In line with the collection’s spirit, the timepieces are adorned with Sfumato alligator straps of various colours from British-racing-green, to grey and tobacco-brown that complete the overall design. Like with all the Heritage timepieces, these new wristwatches are water resistant to 50 meters. *SuperLuminova is a registered trademark which does not belong to Montblanc   Montblanc Heritage Manufacture Pulsograph Limited Edition 100 pieces The highlight of the Maison’s product line is the Heritage Pulsograph Limited Edition 100, atimepiece inspired by what collectors call the ‘doctor’s watches’, that were used by doctors in the past to check a patient’s heart rate. Following the launch of the Montblanc Heritage Pulsograph Limited Edition with a salmon-coloured dial, the Maison is now unveiling a brand-new model in an 18 K rose gold 40 mm case with a distinctive smoked tobacco-brown dial and matching Sfumato alligator strap, reinforcing the trendy vintage style. On the case back, the sapphire crystal reveals the high level of hand-finishing of the Montblanc Manufacture monopusher chronograph Calibre MB M13.21. This high-end movement is composed of a large balance wheel with 18 screws that beats at the traditional frequency of 18,000 A/H, a column wheel and horizontal coupling, the iconic V-shaped chronograph bridge whose designed was patented in 1912, and the emblematic hand-decorated Minerva arrow. To match the 18 K rose gold case and the tobacco-brown dial, the calibre MB M13.21 features rose gold-coated plate and bridges. The refined tobacco-brown dial features several vintage design codes from the 1940s and 50s: a domed smoked lacquered dial with “grainé” hour ring and sunray finishes, 18 K rose gold-coated luminescent Arabic numerals and dots for indexes, 18 K rose gold-coated luminescent dauphine hour and minute hands, 18 K rose gold baton-shaped hands for the seconds and the chronograph indications, rack minuterie, and old school international payphone indications of 3, 6 and 9minutes on the chronograph’s minutes counter. The timepiece comes with a matching tobacco-brown Sfumato alligator strap, completing the overall vintage design.   Montblanc Heritage Monopusher Chronograph Joining the Heritage product line is this new edition in stainless steel with a salmon-coloured dial. The Heritage Monopusher Chronograph is one of the technical pillars of Minerva savoir-faire, offering an accessibly-priced model at the centre of the collection. This timepiece features the latest chronograph design with a domed, salmon-coloured dial with black rhodium-coated Arabic numerals and dots for indexes. Other features include a blue rack minuterie, black rhodium- coated luminescent dauphine hands for the hours and minutes, and contrasting blued steel baton hands for the seconds and the chronograph indications, providing great visibility. A closer look at the minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock reveals an indicator for 3, 6 and 9 minutes – a vintage touch from the days when we used coin-operated telephones and needed to track the length and cost of a call. This timepiece comes in a 42 mm stainless steel case with polished and satin-finishes, curved horns, a domed sapphire glass box, and the distinctive Minerva Manufacture embossing on the case back. The timepiece is completed with a matching grey Sfumato alligator strap from the Richemont Pelletteria in Florence, Italy.   Montblanc Heritage Automatic The new Montblanc Heritage Automatic comes in 18 K yellow gold with a brand-new lacquered British-racing-green dial and matching Sfumato alligator strap for a vintage look. This new colour combination is enhanced by yellow gold details on the dial, including 18 K yellow gold-coated curved Dauphine hands that have been enhanced with SuperLuminova, along with applied Arabic numerals and dots for indexes that are also in yellow gold. Providing great flair, the dial has been lacquered – a technique that requires expertise and dexterity. The 40 mm case is fitted with a domed sapphire crystal and an elegant British-racing-green Sfumato strap from the Richemont Pelletteria in Florence, Italy. Like all the Montblanc Heritage Automatic models, the timepiece is powered by the Calibre MB 24.27, an automatic movement with a 42-hour power reserve, and is water resistant to 50 metres.   Montblanc - A true watchmaker since 1858 Montblanc watchmaking is built on a unique set-up that brings two manufactures together, based in Le Locle and in Villeret, in the Swiss Jura mountains. The Montblanc watchmaking story began in 1858 when Mr. Charles-Ivan Robert founded a watch workshop in the Saint-Imier valley. This marked the beginning of the historic Minerva era. Already during the end of the 19th century, pocket watches started to gain some fame for their crownwinding system. But the Minerva Manufacture’s most flourishing years brought them to be recognized as one of the 20th ’s century leading specialists in professional watches (stopwatches & chronographs) for measuring small intervals of time with high precision. Today, Montblanc timepieces continue the journey of Minerva’s over 160-year legacy in four fine watchmaking explorations: the Montblanc Star Legacy, the Montblanc 1858, the Montblanc TimeWalker and the Montblanc Heritage product lines, all linking the past and the present through design, style and technical innovation.   available from June 2020 on.   more on: montblanc.com   Inspired by historical Minerva classic wristwatches from the 1940s and 50s and the spirit of neo- dandy style, Montblanc unveils three novelties within its Heritage product line, combining vintage aesthetics with distinctive colour associations and refined watch complications. The trend is for today’s stylish gentleman, fondly called neo-dandies, to be attentive to details that make a difference, whether it is the feel of a certain fabric, the cut of a jacket, the choice of colours, or the finishing touches to the ideal outfit. Genuinely passionate about sartorial details, these men master the art of being well dressed with flair and look for authenticity and aesthetic harmony, which can sometimes be anti-conformist. They embody the spirit of sophisticated elegance and are the essence of the Heritage product line. Paying tribute to historical and classic Minerva wristwatches from the 1940s and 1950s, theHeritage timepieces combine the elegance of watchmaking past with today’s bold design codes. The new models feature fully polished 40 mm and 42 mm cases, curved horns with facets, and are fitted with sapphire crystal glass boxes for an elegant vintage look. Reminiscent of the neo-dandy style, special attention has been paid to dials with distinctive colours, such as salmon, tobacco-brown, British-racing-green and they include technical finishes such as two-tone decoration, a domed-shape, and lacquer coatings that require dexterity and expertise to apply. Other details feature dots as indexes, curved Dauphine hands enhanced with SuperLuminova*, a rack minuterie with SuperLuminova small dots every five minutes, and old- school international payphone indications of 3, 6 and 9 minutes. In line with the collection’s spirit, the timepieces are adorned with Sfumato alligator straps of various colours from British-racing-green, to grey and tobacco-brown that complete the overall design. Like with all the Heritage timepieces, these new wristwatches are water resistant to 50 meters. *SuperLuminova is a registered trademark which does not belong to Montblanc   Montblanc Heritage Manufacture Pulsograph Limited Edition 100 pieces The highlight of the Maison’s product line is the Heritage Pulsograph Limited Edition 100, atimepiece inspired by what collectors call the ‘doctor’s watches’, that were used by doctors in the past to check a patient’s heart rate. Following the launch of the Montblanc Heritage Pulsograph Limited Edition with a salmon-coloured dial, the Maison is now unveiling a brand-new model in an 18 K rose gold 40 mm case with a distinctive smoked tobacco-brown dial and matching Sfumato alligator strap, reinforcing the trendy vintage style. On the case back, the sapphire crystal reveals the high level of hand-finishing of the Montblanc Manufacture monopusher chronograph Calibre MB M13.21. This high-end movement is composed of a large balance wheel with 18 screws that beats at the traditional frequency of 18,000 A/H, a column wheel and horizontal coupling, the iconic V-shaped chronograph bridge whose designed was patented in 1912, and the emblematic hand-decorated Minerva arrow. To match the 18 K rose gold case and the tobacco-brown dial, the calibre MB M13.21 features rose gold-coated plate and bridges. The refined tobacco-brown dial features several vintage design codes from the 1940s and 50s: a domed smoked lacquered dial with “grainé” hour ring and sunray finishes, 18 K rose gold-coated luminescent Arabic numerals and dots for indexes, 18 K rose gold-coated luminescent dauphine hour and minute hands, 18 K rose gold baton-shaped hands for the seconds and the chronograph indications, rack minuterie, and old school international payphone indications of 3, 6 and 9minutes on the chronograph’s minutes counter. The timepiece comes with a matching tobacco-brown Sfumato alligator strap, completing the overall vintage design.   Montblanc Heritage Monopusher Chronograph Joining the Heritage product line is this new edition in stainless steel with a salmon-coloured dial. The Heritage Monopusher Chronograph is one of the technical pillars of Minerva savoir-faire, offering an accessibly-priced model at the centre of the collection. This timepiece features the latest chronograph design with a domed, salmon-coloured dial with black rhodium-coated Arabic numerals and dots for indexes. Other features include a blue rack minuterie, black rhodium- coated luminescent dauphine hands for the hours and minutes, and contrasting blued steel baton hands for the seconds and the chronograph indications, providing great visibility. A closer look at the minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock reveals an indicator for 3, 6 and 9 minutes – a vintage touch from the days when we used coin-operated telephones and needed to track the length and cost of a call. This timepiece comes in a 42 mm stainless steel case with polished and satin-finishes, curved horns, a domed sapphire glass box, and the distinctive Minerva Manufacture embossing on the case back. The timepiece is completed with a matching grey Sfumato alligator strap from the Richemont Pelletteria in Florence, Italy.   Montblanc Heritage Automatic The new Montblanc Heritage Automatic comes in 18 K yellow gold with a brand-new lacquered British-racing-green dial and matching Sfumato alligator strap for a vintage look. This new colour combination is enhanced by yellow gold details on the dial, including 18 K yellow gold-coated curved Dauphine hands that have been enhanced with SuperLuminova, along with applied Arabic numerals and dots for indexes that are also in yellow gold. Providing great flair, the dial has been lacquered – a technique that requires expertise and dexterity. The 40 mm case is fitted with a domed sapphire crystal and an elegant British-racing-green Sfumato strap from the Richemont Pelletteria in Florence, Italy. Like all the Montblanc Heritage Automatic models, the timepiece is powered by the Calibre MB 24.27, an automatic movement with a 42-hour power reserve, and is water resistant to 50 metres.   Montblanc - A true watchmaker since 1858 Montblanc watchmaking is built on a unique set-up that brings two manufactures together, based in Le Locle and in Villeret, in the Swiss Jura mountains. The Montblanc watchmaking story began in 1858 when Mr. Charles-Ivan Robert founded a watch workshop in the Saint-Imier valley. This marked the beginning of the historic Minerva era. Already during the end of the 19th century, pocket watches started to gain some fame for their crownwinding system. But the Minerva Manufacture’s most flourishing years brought them to be recognized as one of the 20th ’s century leading specialists in professional watches (stopwatches & chronographs) for measuring small intervals of time with high precision. Today, Montblanc timepieces continue the journey of Minerva’s over 160-year legacy in four fine watchmaking explorations: the Montblanc Star Legacy, the Montblanc 1858, the Montblanc TimeWalker and the Montblanc Heritage product lines, all linking the past and the present through design, style and technical innovation.   available from June 2020 on.   more on: montblanc.com  

Giorgio Armani presents Maìn
116

Giorgio Armani presents Maìn

Men For spring/summer 2020, Giorgio Armani presents Maìn, a collection inspired by the nautical world featuring pieces and accessories in a colour palette of dark green, white and blue, with touches of red. Paired with trousers and Bermuda shorts, practical and elegant single-breasted or double-breasted jackets in linen and viscose canvas are embellished with satin-finish gold Giorgio Armani-logo buttons, and moss-stitched pinstriping crafted entirely by hand. A durable technical fabric in Maìn green is used for jackets, Bermuda shorts and trousers, and contrasts with the soft white or blue cashmere of cardigans and knitwear with inlayed double stripes. Logo-marked T-shirts and polos are in stretch viscose, and fresh, ultra-lightweight cotton shirts have Mandarin collars or edging details. Rounding off the selection are logo-marked swimwear and accessories, including a beach towel, hat, trainers in the three colours of the collection and a duffel bag in Maìn-green waxed canvas.   For spring/summer 2020, Giorgio Armani presents Maìn, a collection inspired by the nautical world featuring pieces and accessories in a colour palette of dark green, white and blue, with touches of red. Paired with trousers and Bermuda shorts, practical and elegant single-breasted or double-breasted jackets in linen and viscose canvas are embellished with satin-finish gold Giorgio Armani-logo buttons, and moss-stitched pinstriping crafted entirely by hand. A durable technical fabric in Maìn green is used for jackets, Bermuda shorts and trousers, and contrasts with the soft white or blue cashmere of cardigans and knitwear with inlayed double stripes. Logo-marked T-shirts and polos are in stretch viscose, and fresh, ultra-lightweight cotton shirts have Mandarin collars or edging details. Rounding off the selection are logo-marked swimwear and accessories, including a beach towel, hat, trainers in the three colours of the collection and a duffel bag in Maìn-green waxed canvas.  

O'Neill Blue Capsule in collaboration with Kimberley Jenneskens
115

O'Neill Blue Capsule in collaboration with Kimberley Jenneskens

Fashion Week On March 6 O'Neill presents the Blue Capsule collection during Amsterdam Fashion Week in Het Hem. The Blue Capsule collections represent the future of the brand, aiming for a growing sustainability percentage with the mission to ensure that the entire O'Neill collection is sustainable by 2025. For the latest capsule collection, we collaborated with all-round creative Kimberley Jenneskens. As a brand ambassador, Kimberley is responsible for the upcoming campaign shoots and presentation during Amsterdam Fashion Week. As far as O'Neill is concerned, this is the start of a broader collaboration.   O'Neill Blue Capsule: Inspired by Jack O'Neills Objective Vision, the iconic lifestyle surf brand focuses on change and sustainability with the aim of preserving the Earth for our kids and all generations to come. Each O´Neill Blue Capsule is released in a limited edition and the entire collection is made according to the O'Neill Ocean Mission guidelines. Already 44% of winter and 42% of the summer collection consists of sustainable items. The swimwear collection is even 78% sustainable. Collection is processed with recycled consumer waste, PET bottles and old fishing nets. For the Blue collection, we collaborate with various partners including Repreve, Econyl, Waste 2 Wear and BCI. Blue summer and winter capsule: During Amsterdam Fashion Week, a sneak preview of the summer and winter capsule collection was given in Het Hem. The summer capsule draws attention to the problem of micro plastic in the ocean, which is reflected in the use of bright colors and abstract shapes. The winter capsule zooms in on the endangered species from the ocean images within the color palette and prints. Kimberly Jenneskens for O'Neill: For the Blue Ocean Mission, partnerships are sought that support the Ocean mission and increase its impact. Kimberly Jenneskens was chosen as the first Dutch fire ambassador. Dutch designer and all-round creative Kimberley Jenneskens and sports brand O'Neill found each other in their love for sustainability, tech and sportswear. They join forces to bring the Ocean Mission to the attention of a new generation. On March 6 O'Neill presents the Blue Capsule collection during Amsterdam Fashion Week in Het Hem. The Blue Capsule collections represent the future of the brand, aiming for a growing sustainability percentage with the mission to ensure that the entire O'Neill collection is sustainable by 2025. For the latest capsule collection, we collaborated with all-round creative Kimberley Jenneskens. As a brand ambassador, Kimberley is responsible for the upcoming campaign shoots and presentation during Amsterdam Fashion Week. As far as O'Neill is concerned, this is the start of a broader collaboration.   O'Neill Blue Capsule: Inspired by Jack O'Neills Objective Vision, the iconic lifestyle surf brand focuses on change and sustainability with the aim of preserving the Earth for our kids and all generations to come. Each O´Neill Blue Capsule is released in a limited edition and the entire collection is made according to the O'Neill Ocean Mission guidelines. Already 44% of winter and 42% of the summer collection consists of sustainable items. The swimwear collection is even 78% sustainable. Collection is processed with recycled consumer waste, PET bottles and old fishing nets. For the Blue collection, we collaborate with various partners including Repreve, Econyl, Waste 2 Wear and BCI. Blue summer and winter capsule: During Amsterdam Fashion Week, a sneak preview of the summer and winter capsule collection was given in Het Hem. The summer capsule draws attention to the problem of micro plastic in the ocean, which is reflected in the use of bright colors and abstract shapes. The winter capsule zooms in on the endangered species from the ocean images within the color palette and prints. Kimberly Jenneskens for O'Neill: For the Blue Ocean Mission, partnerships are sought that support the Ocean mission and increase its impact. Kimberly Jenneskens was chosen as the first Dutch fire ambassador. Dutch designer and all-round creative Kimberley Jenneskens and sports brand O'Neill found each other in their love for sustainability, tech and sportswear. They join forces to bring the Ocean Mission to the attention of a new generation.

VANS releases Sensory Inclusive Designs
113

VANS releases Sensory Inclusive Designs

Accessories Since 1966, Vans has stood as a champion of individuality and self-expression. The brand’s commitment continues with the release of sensory inclusive footwear designs as part of the Autism Awareness Collection. With this project, Vans celebrates the unique aspects of all people. Designed specifically with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in mind, the ultra-comfortable footwear collection is offered with sensory-inclusive elements including a calming color palette and design features that focus on the senses of touch, sign and sound. A portion of the proceeds from Vans’ Autism Awareness Collection will benefit the A.skate Foundation, which introduces skateboarding to kids with Autism through acceptance, therapy and education. The Vans Autism Awareness Collection will be available this March. To be more inclusive to common sensory sensitivities, Vans worked with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards to create designs utilizing Vans ComfyCush technology for all day comfort and ease of wear for adults, kids and toddlers. The ComfyCush Old Skool is the first in the collection with blue suede uppers, Checkerboard adorned with red velvet hearts and a special message on the backs of each heel. Vans ComfyCush Slip-On PT has been outfitted with a squishy check upper in a cool-toned grey with a heel-pull for easy-on capabilities. A second ComfyCush Slip-On PT focuses on sight to feature a holographic water printed upper and blue twill sidewalls. A final ComfyCush Slip-On PT with white canvas uppers is adorned with LOVE adorned on one foot and VANS on the other and is finished with a fuzzy tactile blue heart in support of ASD. Made exclusively for kids and toddlers, the all-new ComfyCush New Skool V features a rubber toe cap with added vamp overlay for durability, a single strap hook-and-loop closure for equal tightness and fit, pull tab for ease of entry, and a foam padded collar and ComfyCush bottom unit for ultimate comfort. Rounding out the Vans Autism Awareness Collection is an assortment of short and long sleeve tees for kids that showcase graphic treatments in cool, calming color palettes. With this collection, Vans will donate a minimum of $100,000 of its proceeds to A.skate, an organization that allows children with autism to be a part of the social world through skateboarding. A.skate holds clinics for children on the spectrum at no cost to the families, provides grants to children with autism for skateboarding gear, as well as promote awareness and educates families about the therapeutic benefits of skateboarding. The proceeds from this collection enables A.skate to teach 4,000 children with autism how to skateboard and further builds on the inclusive and creative culture of skateboarding. Join Vans this March as we support and raise awareness for Autism. The footwear and apparel collection is available online at Vans.eu and in Vans retail locations. For more information, please visit Vans.com/news. Since 1966, Vans has stood as a champion of individuality and self-expression. The brand’s commitment continues with the release of sensory inclusive footwear designs as part of the Autism Awareness Collection. With this project, Vans celebrates the unique aspects of all people. Designed specifically with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in mind, the ultra-comfortable footwear collection is offered with sensory-inclusive elements including a calming color palette and design features that focus on the senses of touch, sign and sound. A portion of the proceeds from Vans’ Autism Awareness Collection will benefit the A.skate Foundation, which introduces skateboarding to kids with Autism through acceptance, therapy and education. The Vans Autism Awareness Collection will be available this March. To be more inclusive to common sensory sensitivities, Vans worked with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards to create designs utilizing Vans ComfyCush technology for all day comfort and ease of wear for adults, kids and toddlers. The ComfyCush Old Skool is the first in the collection with blue suede uppers, Checkerboard adorned with red velvet hearts and a special message on the backs of each heel. Vans ComfyCush Slip-On PT has been outfitted with a squishy check upper in a cool-toned grey with a heel-pull for easy-on capabilities. A second ComfyCush Slip-On PT focuses on sight to feature a holographic water printed upper and blue twill sidewalls. A final ComfyCush Slip-On PT with white canvas uppers is adorned with LOVE adorned on one foot and VANS on the other and is finished with a fuzzy tactile blue heart in support of ASD. Made exclusively for kids and toddlers, the all-new ComfyCush New Skool V features a rubber toe cap with added vamp overlay for durability, a single strap hook-and-loop closure for equal tightness and fit, pull tab for ease of entry, and a foam padded collar and ComfyCush bottom unit for ultimate comfort. Rounding out the Vans Autism Awareness Collection is an assortment of short and long sleeve tees for kids that showcase graphic treatments in cool, calming color palettes. With this collection, Vans will donate a minimum of $100,000 of its proceeds to A.skate, an organization that allows children with autism to be a part of the social world through skateboarding. A.skate holds clinics for children on the spectrum at no cost to the families, provides grants to children with autism for skateboarding gear, as well as promote awareness and educates families about the therapeutic benefits of skateboarding. The proceeds from this collection enables A.skate to teach 4,000 children with autism how to skateboard and further builds on the inclusive and creative culture of skateboarding. Join Vans this March as we support and raise awareness for Autism. The footwear and apparel collection is available online at Vans.eu and in Vans retail locations. For more information, please visit Vans.com/news.

Filling Pieces release new skate-inspired Spate silhouette
111

Filling Pieces release new skate-inspired Spate silhouette

Fashion The Spate is the latest offering within the brand’s Signature footwear collection and is described by its creator as “a contemporary twist on a traditionally modest design”. Influenced by the fluid motion of skateboarding, the campaign toys with perspective as we know it. Vanishing points lost as new angles are created. Shadows appear to disrupt the illusion, pinning the focus firmly back on the subject. Crafted from Filling Pieces’ classic matt-Nappa or suede colour combinations, the Spate incorporates design elements from several well-known styles within the Signature collection. A perforated toe cap, woven branding and contrasting mesh heel collar attribute to a more sporty appearance, whilst signature luxury elements including the leather lining and hand-finished detailing remain as standard. Filling Pieces’ SS20 campaign celebrates the concept of family in all its forms - not limited to the biological and highlighting the kinship between friends, collectives and communities united by their diversities. The Spate has been designed as a style to appeal to all - continuing the brand’s ethos of bridging-the-gap between cultures and societies.   Videography @felix_aaron Photographer @luckarsten Models @jasonharderwijk @lisrutten Assistance @johnathanbaena MUAH @laurayard The Spate is the latest offering within the brand’s Signature footwear collection and is described by its creator as “a contemporary twist on a traditionally modest design”. Influenced by the fluid motion of skateboarding, the campaign toys with perspective as we know it. Vanishing points lost as new angles are created. Shadows appear to disrupt the illusion, pinning the focus firmly back on the subject. Crafted from Filling Pieces’ classic matt-Nappa or suede colour combinations, the Spate incorporates design elements from several well-known styles within the Signature collection. A perforated toe cap, woven branding and contrasting mesh heel collar attribute to a more sporty appearance, whilst signature luxury elements including the leather lining and hand-finished detailing remain as standard. Filling Pieces’ SS20 campaign celebrates the concept of family in all its forms - not limited to the biological and highlighting the kinship between friends, collectives and communities united by their diversities. The Spate has been designed as a style to appeal to all - continuing the brand’s ethos of bridging-the-gap between cultures and societies.   Videography @felix_aaron Photographer @luckarsten Models @jasonharderwijk @lisrutten Assistance @johnathanbaena MUAH @laurayard

loading
More articles