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Chopard  launches new timepieces for the Mille Miglia collection
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Chopard launches new timepieces for the Mille Miglia collection

Watches Since 1988, Chopard has been the main partner and official timekeeper of the famous endurance 1000 Miglia race, a close collaboration born of the Scheufele family's longstanding passion for classic cars, which Karl-Friedrich Scheufele – Co-President of the Maison – both collects and drives, including at various motorsports events.     Founded in 1927, the 1000 Miglia is one of the most famous automobile events in the world. Originally, the 1,618 km route – the equivalent of 1,005 Roman miles – was a speed race that started and ended in Brescia, with a passage through Rome. After its original formula was interrupted in 1957, the 1000 Miglia was relaunched in 1977 as an endurance race for cars built between 1927 and 1957, still covering 1,000 miles. Over the years, the original route has undergone a few changes, but has remained faithful to the route designed 93 years ago by the original organisers, criss-crossing Italian scenery that has remained virtually unchanged since the beginning of the 20th century.      Chopard is proud to present a new series of watches. The Mille Miglia Race Edition chronograph is available in a 250-piece limited edition with a 42 mm-diameter case in bead-blasted DLC stainless steel and ethical rose gold with black leather strap and dial; and in 1,000 pieces entirely in bead-blasted DLC stainless steel, each powered by a chronometer-certified mechanical movement with automatic winding. Since 1988, Chopard has been the main partner and official timekeeper of the famous endurance 1000 Miglia race, a close collaboration born of the Scheufele family's longstanding passion for classic cars, which Karl-Friedrich Scheufele – Co-President of the Maison – both collects and drives, including at various motorsports events.     Founded in 1927, the 1000 Miglia is one of the most famous automobile events in the world. Originally, the 1,618 km route – the equivalent of 1,005 Roman miles – was a speed race that started and ended in Brescia, with a passage through Rome. After its original formula was interrupted in 1957, the 1000 Miglia was relaunched in 1977 as an endurance race for cars built between 1927 and 1957, still covering 1,000 miles. Over the years, the original route has undergone a few changes, but has remained faithful to the route designed 93 years ago by the original organisers, criss-crossing Italian scenery that has remained virtually unchanged since the beginning of the 20th century.      Chopard is proud to present a new series of watches. The Mille Miglia Race Edition chronograph is available in a 250-piece limited edition with a 42 mm-diameter case in bead-blasted DLC stainless steel and ethical rose gold with black leather strap and dial; and in 1,000 pieces entirely in bead-blasted DLC stainless steel, each powered by a chronometer-certified mechanical movement with automatic winding.

LEVI’S RED X Feng Chen Wang: An ode to the worker
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LEVI’S RED X Feng Chen Wang: An ode to the worker

Fashion We live in an increasingly globalised world, where it is commonplace for people to live and work in cities or even countries that they were not brought up in. Feng Chen Wang has been thinking about this and the Chinese people within her own network who are living and working abroad. She noticed a certain tenacity that was shared between them.     While many of us move away from our hometowns, these places often remain sanctuaries – full of family, friends and acquaintances, memory and emotion – which we always return to. This collection tells the story of an industrial worker who does just this, returns home to be with his family for Spring Festival.       It’s a journey that’s shared by many – Feng has witnessed it first-hand, when she returns to her home herself and sees industrial workers coming back for the Spring Festival. In thiscollaboration with Levis’, she takes this story and retells it through the language of clothes.   The collection echoes Levi’s own history of designing clothes for industrial workers, specificallyminers, and brings this legacy into a contemporary context, combining Levi’s aesthetic with Feng’s deconstructive approach to fashion.     Garments subvert the idea of the pocket, for example, exposing them and coupling them with releasable panels, while at the same time maintaining their functionality. Raw edges are employed to pay homage to this story meanwhile, juxtaposing machine- and hand-sewn fabrics.     As for the colour palette, Feng chose shades that would reinforce this story, selecting a classic Chinese New Year red and a similarly classic workwear blue and blue-and-black gradient, the latter of which reflects Chinese-style denim. Hand-dyed, this fabric emulates the texture of clothes that have been worn and worked in, weathered and wettened – whether by perspiration or precipitation.     This collection is a tribute to the industrial workers who travel – sometimes great distances – to provide for themselves and their loved ones. Theirs is a story of struggle and strength, trial and tenacity. For Feng, it’s both powerful and poetic – a shining example of confronting a challenge, sometimes multiple challenges, and continuing on in hope. We live in an increasingly globalised world, where it is commonplace for people to live and work in cities or even countries that they were not brought up in. Feng Chen Wang has been thinking about this and the Chinese people within her own network who are living and working abroad. She noticed a certain tenacity that was shared between them.     While many of us move away from our hometowns, these places often remain sanctuaries – full of family, friends and acquaintances, memory and emotion – which we always return to. This collection tells the story of an industrial worker who does just this, returns home to be with his family for Spring Festival.       It’s a journey that’s shared by many – Feng has witnessed it first-hand, when she returns to her home herself and sees industrial workers coming back for the Spring Festival. In thiscollaboration with Levis’, she takes this story and retells it through the language of clothes.   The collection echoes Levi’s own history of designing clothes for industrial workers, specificallyminers, and brings this legacy into a contemporary context, combining Levi’s aesthetic with Feng’s deconstructive approach to fashion.     Garments subvert the idea of the pocket, for example, exposing them and coupling them with releasable panels, while at the same time maintaining their functionality. Raw edges are employed to pay homage to this story meanwhile, juxtaposing machine- and hand-sewn fabrics.     As for the colour palette, Feng chose shades that would reinforce this story, selecting a classic Chinese New Year red and a similarly classic workwear blue and blue-and-black gradient, the latter of which reflects Chinese-style denim. Hand-dyed, this fabric emulates the texture of clothes that have been worn and worked in, weathered and wettened – whether by perspiration or precipitation.     This collection is a tribute to the industrial workers who travel – sometimes great distances – to provide for themselves and their loved ones. Theirs is a story of struggle and strength, trial and tenacity. For Feng, it’s both powerful and poetic – a shining example of confronting a challenge, sometimes multiple challenges, and continuing on in hope.

 ETNIA BARCELONA & IGNASI MONREAL
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ETNIA BARCELONA & IGNASI MONREAL

Accessories The Spanish eyewear brand Etnia Barcelona likes to describe itself as independent, rebellious and unruly. It does what it wants, does not follow trends and sets its own course. In the contemporary Spanish artist Ignasi Monreal, the brand also found that the perfect partner in crime for a collaboration. Ignasi Monreal is the "enfant terrible" of contemporary Spanish artists. He paints, makes ceramics, videos and animations, designs and sometimes works as a creative director. In short, a multi-talent that is difficult to pigeonhole. That is precisely why he and Etnia Barcelona are such a good match. Because this Spanish eyewear brand is also difficult to categorize under one heading. Both know their classics and draw effortlessly from history, but just as easily work with new forms and techniques. Everything they make is personal and unique with surrealism as an inexhaustible source of inspiration. Both also like to create visual surprises, resulting in these unique sunglasses. The cubist shape and the two extra eyes are both intriguing and confusing and refer to modern pop art as much as to classical religious work. The Spanish eyewear brand Etnia Barcelona likes to describe itself as independent, rebellious and unruly. It does what it wants, does not follow trends and sets its own course. In the contemporary Spanish artist Ignasi Monreal, the brand also found that the perfect partner in crime for a collaboration. Ignasi Monreal is the "enfant terrible" of contemporary Spanish artists. He paints, makes ceramics, videos and animations, designs and sometimes works as a creative director. In short, a multi-talent that is difficult to pigeonhole. That is precisely why he and Etnia Barcelona are such a good match. Because this Spanish eyewear brand is also difficult to categorize under one heading. Both know their classics and draw effortlessly from history, but just as easily work with new forms and techniques. Everything they make is personal and unique with surrealism as an inexhaustible source of inspiration. Both also like to create visual surprises, resulting in these unique sunglasses. The cubist shape and the two extra eyes are both intriguing and confusing and refer to modern pop art as much as to classical religious work.

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In conversation with Mako
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In conversation with Mako

Music We had a delight chatting with artist Mako.     Hi! Thanks for taking the time to speak with us. How have you been keeping during this crazy year?   Hi guys!  Thanks so much for having me :). I’ve been doing alright, thank God.  Feeling super grateful, working along in a dark room from the studio luckily happens to be covid-proof.  I was able to finish the record and keep up on everything else       Has no touring allowed you more time in the studio to create and maybe experiment with different sounds?   Yeah absolutely.  I’m a total studio rat by trade, so staying off the road (as much of a bummer as that is) has been a good chance to keep shedding and keeping things moving for the year ahead.     How have you been staying motivated during the various lockdowns we’ve faced this year? Have you had to look elsewhere for influences and musical inspiration?   Musically, it’s been really great.  There’s been a lot of inspiring records coming out, super creative + dope live-streaming going on.  Life - wise, like everybody else, its super tricky keeping energized and positive and motivated without mixing in a proper social life into the fold.  I didn’t actually realize how important that was to the writing process :). Time off and time to live is so huge.     You’ve just released your new album ‘Fable’, congratulations! Is the album something that you’ll be looking to tour if and when we return to some sort of normality in 2021?   I think it’d be such a shame not to put this music together for people on the road.  Thankfully, we’ve still got a tour with Lindsey Stirling on the books for Summer 2021.  Fingers crossed everything works out and all the dates hold!     Any plans to stream any performances of the album for your fans in the meantime?   I don’t have anything solid-solid yet.  But I think this would be a really great alternative in case a tour doesn’t happen.     What are your plans for the festival period? During these strange times I know a lot of people are planning on spending time with their families and enjoying a well-deserved break.   You know, it’s been a few years for me since ‘festival season’ was an active thing for me.  Since I switched to this live-setup, I don’t think I’ve really jumped onto the festival circuit.  It’d be so fucking cool to check that box in the future :)       Do you have any more plans for the album or new music as we move into 2021?    I’m scoring my first TV show as we speak!! I can’t say a lot about it yet, as we’re still in development.  But its sooooo exciting, and I can’t wait to announce more about this.     Thanks a lot for your time!    We had a delight chatting with artist Mako.     Hi! Thanks for taking the time to speak with us. How have you been keeping during this crazy year?   Hi guys!  Thanks so much for having me :). I’ve been doing alright, thank God.  Feeling super grateful, working along in a dark room from the studio luckily happens to be covid-proof.  I was able to finish the record and keep up on everything else       Has no touring allowed you more time in the studio to create and maybe experiment with different sounds?   Yeah absolutely.  I’m a total studio rat by trade, so staying off the road (as much of a bummer as that is) has been a good chance to keep shedding and keeping things moving for the year ahead.     How have you been staying motivated during the various lockdowns we’ve faced this year? Have you had to look elsewhere for influences and musical inspiration?   Musically, it’s been really great.  There’s been a lot of inspiring records coming out, super creative + dope live-streaming going on.  Life - wise, like everybody else, its super tricky keeping energized and positive and motivated without mixing in a proper social life into the fold.  I didn’t actually realize how important that was to the writing process :). Time off and time to live is so huge.     You’ve just released your new album ‘Fable’, congratulations! Is the album something that you’ll be looking to tour if and when we return to some sort of normality in 2021?   I think it’d be such a shame not to put this music together for people on the road.  Thankfully, we’ve still got a tour with Lindsey Stirling on the books for Summer 2021.  Fingers crossed everything works out and all the dates hold!     Any plans to stream any performances of the album for your fans in the meantime?   I don’t have anything solid-solid yet.  But I think this would be a really great alternative in case a tour doesn’t happen.     What are your plans for the festival period? During these strange times I know a lot of people are planning on spending time with their families and enjoying a well-deserved break.   You know, it’s been a few years for me since ‘festival season’ was an active thing for me.  Since I switched to this live-setup, I don’t think I’ve really jumped onto the festival circuit.  It’d be so fucking cool to check that box in the future :)       Do you have any more plans for the album or new music as we move into 2021?    I’m scoring my first TV show as we speak!! I can’t say a lot about it yet, as we’re still in development.  But its sooooo exciting, and I can’t wait to announce more about this.     Thanks a lot for your time!   

In conversation with Jorge Lopez
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In conversation with Jorge Lopez

Men Recently we had a delight speaking with actor and our cover star Jorge Lopez.       As our theme for this season is "DREAM", what are your dreams Jorge? Was acting a dream of yours or did it just happen and evolve naturally?   At this moment my dreams are not very graphic, they are reduced to the simple. The great wishes that I had before are disappearing. Having been outside of my country for almost 7 years has made me connect stronger than ever with my roots and I want that my family is well and that they do not lack anything.   Acting was always present in my life, before I began to speak my body moved to the rhythm of the music, I dressed up, sang. Later at college the same, I participated in all the activities and was the production and staging leader.   When I finished high school it was a totally visceral decision to dedicate myself to this professionally. I never questioned it because I felt that it was what I had to do, period. That, hand in hand with destiny, made everything a great path, full of great experiences and learnings.     What are some of the highlights of "ELITE" on Netflix for you? Will you be back next season?   Elite is a project that will mark my career forever. That's a fact, as an actor to be able to play such a socially controversial character. And the reception of the public fills me with satisfaction.   Exploring places that I didn’t know either as an actor or as a person, Valerio took me to the darkest and at the same time luminous limits of a human being. I learned a lot from him.   In professional terms, it was the project that brought me to Europe, a place where I always wanted to experience working and growing. For which I am very grateful to the project. I met people I admire a lot, a great team of professionals.   The personal thing that is the most important for me, it meant growing. I have been living in Spain for almost 2 years and I want it to become my base, I am completely in love with this country.   Regarding my continuity in the series, my departure is already public. However, I am already working on the pre-production of another series, also with Netflix, which has me very excited.     How doeas your normal day look like? Do you have a daily routine?   The truth is I have my rituals (which I don't always follow), that I inherited from my mother. The key is breakfast, that marks the whole day. A shot of multiple vitamins and minerals extracted from fruits and vegetables, put in the blender and that's it.   Then sports. Personally, I like to swim in the morning, then go to the gym and I'm going to do whatever I have to do for work, photos, wardrobe tests, day of shooting, etc.   With regards to eating 5 daily meals, balanced and rich mainly in proteins and carbohydrates, because when I spend a lot, I must also consume a lot.     What is it like for you personally to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic? Have you been able to stay creative during these times? Perhaps you developed new dreams, projects, or discovered new passions?   It has been a very hard blow for everyone all around the world, we were all touched differently. I personally went through it with my best friends in Madrid, it was very enriching to experience a creative and personal retreat at the same time.   I came from a very strong rhythm of 10 years of work without stopping at any time, totally devoted and absorbed by my work. And this was a very hard blow to look inside myself. It was tremendously positive. I think I had forgotten who I was, I think I had lost myself. Now that I am resuming my work, it is much more powerful to be aware of all the personal spiritual work done in the confinement.   We were confined in Madrid for 2 months and I did discover many creative places in me beyond interpretation. Now I can say that I have more than 7 hobbies.     What do you think is the most important thing about the current times? What positive aspects can we draw from this difficult period?   These are highly contradictory times. I believe that the world is constantly changing from climate change to social change, which is dehumanizing us. Situations like this are terrible, they measure us, millions of deaths in the world, it is something with a very strong impact. It is important that we stop for a second to look around us and forget about our ego and only our interests.   I believe that growing in empathy and resilience is the positive aspect, that everything we are experiencing leaves me with.     CREDITS: Talent: Jorge Lopez @jorgelopez_as Photography: Nico Bustos @nicobustos@artlistparisnewyork Casting / EIC: Timotej Letonja @timiletonja  Styling: Gabriella Norberg @gabriella.norberg Editor: Jordan Boothe @lmcworldwide  Photo assistants: Alex Orjecovschi, Federica Falcone Digital operator: Lorenzo Styling assistant: Tea Lindstrom Grooming: Alessandro Rebecchi @artlistparisnewyork Producer: Allan Vetier Production assistant: Ines Saccani  Special thanks to Hoxton Hotel Paris  Recently we had a delight speaking with actor and our cover star Jorge Lopez.       As our theme for this season is "DREAM", what are your dreams Jorge? Was acting a dream of yours or did it just happen and evolve naturally?   At this moment my dreams are not very graphic, they are reduced to the simple. The great wishes that I had before are disappearing. Having been outside of my country for almost 7 years has made me connect stronger than ever with my roots and I want that my family is well and that they do not lack anything.   Acting was always present in my life, before I began to speak my body moved to the rhythm of the music, I dressed up, sang. Later at college the same, I participated in all the activities and was the production and staging leader.   When I finished high school it was a totally visceral decision to dedicate myself to this professionally. I never questioned it because I felt that it was what I had to do, period. That, hand in hand with destiny, made everything a great path, full of great experiences and learnings.     What are some of the highlights of "ELITE" on Netflix for you? Will you be back next season?   Elite is a project that will mark my career forever. That's a fact, as an actor to be able to play such a socially controversial character. And the reception of the public fills me with satisfaction.   Exploring places that I didn’t know either as an actor or as a person, Valerio took me to the darkest and at the same time luminous limits of a human being. I learned a lot from him.   In professional terms, it was the project that brought me to Europe, a place where I always wanted to experience working and growing. For which I am very grateful to the project. I met people I admire a lot, a great team of professionals.   The personal thing that is the most important for me, it meant growing. I have been living in Spain for almost 2 years and I want it to become my base, I am completely in love with this country.   Regarding my continuity in the series, my departure is already public. However, I am already working on the pre-production of another series, also with Netflix, which has me very excited.     How doeas your normal day look like? Do you have a daily routine?   The truth is I have my rituals (which I don't always follow), that I inherited from my mother. The key is breakfast, that marks the whole day. A shot of multiple vitamins and minerals extracted from fruits and vegetables, put in the blender and that's it.   Then sports. Personally, I like to swim in the morning, then go to the gym and I'm going to do whatever I have to do for work, photos, wardrobe tests, day of shooting, etc.   With regards to eating 5 daily meals, balanced and rich mainly in proteins and carbohydrates, because when I spend a lot, I must also consume a lot.     What is it like for you personally to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic? Have you been able to stay creative during these times? Perhaps you developed new dreams, projects, or discovered new passions?   It has been a very hard blow for everyone all around the world, we were all touched differently. I personally went through it with my best friends in Madrid, it was very enriching to experience a creative and personal retreat at the same time.   I came from a very strong rhythm of 10 years of work without stopping at any time, totally devoted and absorbed by my work. And this was a very hard blow to look inside myself. It was tremendously positive. I think I had forgotten who I was, I think I had lost myself. Now that I am resuming my work, it is much more powerful to be aware of all the personal spiritual work done in the confinement.   We were confined in Madrid for 2 months and I did discover many creative places in me beyond interpretation. Now I can say that I have more than 7 hobbies.     What do you think is the most important thing about the current times? What positive aspects can we draw from this difficult period?   These are highly contradictory times. I believe that the world is constantly changing from climate change to social change, which is dehumanizing us. Situations like this are terrible, they measure us, millions of deaths in the world, it is something with a very strong impact. It is important that we stop for a second to look around us and forget about our ego and only our interests.   I believe that growing in empathy and resilience is the positive aspect, that everything we are experiencing leaves me with.     CREDITS: Talent: Jorge Lopez @jorgelopez_as Photography: Nico Bustos @nicobustos@artlistparisnewyork Casting / EIC: Timotej Letonja @timiletonja  Styling: Gabriella Norberg @gabriella.norberg Editor: Jordan Boothe @lmcworldwide  Photo assistants: Alex Orjecovschi, Federica Falcone Digital operator: Lorenzo Styling assistant: Tea Lindstrom Grooming: Alessandro Rebecchi @artlistparisnewyork Producer: Allan Vetier Production assistant: Ines Saccani  Special thanks to Hoxton Hotel Paris 

TOMMY HILFIGER KICKS OFF TOMMY’S DROP SHOP WITH FIRST LIMITED-EDITION RELEASE FEATURING THREE EXCLUSIVE CO-CREATORS
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TOMMY HILFIGER KICKS OFF TOMMY’S DROP SHOP WITH FIRST LIMITED-EDITION RELEASE FEATURING THREE EXCLUSIVE CO-CREATORS

Fashion Tommy Hilfiger, announces the first Tommy’s Drop Shop release, featuring three micro-capsules co-designed by three uniquely avant-garde collaborators: Jonny Banger (@sportsbanger), Mago Dovjenko (@iammago) and Toby Evans (@zome.work). With the excitement and instant gratification of this limited-edition format – only 500 units will be available in each style – Tommy’s Drop Shop aims to encourage the continual discovery of creatives, their communities and artistic talents.       Tommy’s Drop Shop is Tommy Hilfiger’s newest platform for creators from all areas of the pop culture community to collaborate on lightning-quick, limited-edition releases. Each DROP will offer gender-neutral hoodies and T-shirts available in a maximum quantity of 500 units per style and made from 100% organic cotton or recycled cotton, building on the brand’s mission to create fashion that Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All. Creative collaboration has always been at the heart of Tommy Hilfiger, and over the last five years, the brand has fused this with a “See Now, Buy Now” mentality. Tommy’s Drop Shop combines the best of these approaches with a new level of speed and energy. The release will be available in all European markets exclusively on tommy.com from December 17, 2020.     “Pop culture has infused everything we’ve done for over 35 years,” said Tommy Hilfiger.  “Tommy’s Drop Shop takes this influence to new heights. The platform allows us to collaborate with even more creatives, tell even more inspiring stories and celebrate even more perspectives and walks of life. It is the embodiment of what we love to do, and I’m so excited to add it to our legacy.”     DROP 1.1 highlights Sports Banger, the independent, British lifestyle brand redefining bootlegging in the modern age. Founded in 2013 by Jonny Banger, the unisex sportswear line explores British culture and translates it into provocative products and experiences. Sports Banger fosters creative collaboration with an always-expanding collective of designers, performers, musicians and DJs. In his Tommy’s Drop Shop designs, Banger flips the TOMMY JEANS flag on its head; channels an old rave flyer; and reinterprets an iconic TOMMY HILFIGERpair of blue and red gloves worn by R&B musician, Aaliyah.      DROP 1.2 is designed by Berlin-based Mago Dovjenko, a creative director, graphic designer, illustrator, digital influencer and event host. Dovjenko began his career producing surrealist drawings, which were first recognized and esteemed by global brands when he was only 14 years old. Dovjenko still holds the record as the youngest artist to ever collaborate with top global, household-name brands. Today, he continues to partner with major brands in his role as Creative Director and Illustrator. In his Tommy’s Drop Shop pieces, Dovjenko celebrated spontaneous self-expression by ‘freestyling’ in his design process and deconstructing the iconic TOMMY HILFGIER flag. His T-shirt and hoodie feature psychedelic and graffiti-style art, including a lava lamp-inspired, oversized smiling heart.     DROP 1.3 styles, designed by London-based Toby Evans, founder of Studio Zome, are inspired by the creative director’s concept-driven work, which spans design, brand identity and creative direction, championing honest communication, confidence and conviction. By encapsulating energy, experimentation and attitude, Evans continues to progress visual culture by exploring the zeitgeist of today while envisioning what is to come tomorrow. Known for his distinctive approach to design, Evans has worked with a range of industry-defying brands, platforms and artists. In his Tommy’s Drop Shop designs, Evans boldly reinterprets TOMMY HILFIGER’s iconic aesthetic and brand codes. His T-shirt and hoodie tell a story of what paths Mr. Tommy Hilfiger may have pursued in a parallel universe, had he not become a fashion designer.     Through Tommy’s Drop Shop, young, upcoming talent will share their passion for specific pockets of creativity. The second Tommy’s Drop Shop micro-capsule will launch in February 2021.      Friends and followers of the brand can join the conversation on social media using #TommyHilfiger, @TommyHilfiger and #TommyHilfiger. Tommy Hilfiger, announces the first Tommy’s Drop Shop release, featuring three micro-capsules co-designed by three uniquely avant-garde collaborators: Jonny Banger (@sportsbanger), Mago Dovjenko (@iammago) and Toby Evans (@zome.work). With the excitement and instant gratification of this limited-edition format – only 500 units will be available in each style – Tommy’s Drop Shop aims to encourage the continual discovery of creatives, their communities and artistic talents.       Tommy’s Drop Shop is Tommy Hilfiger’s newest platform for creators from all areas of the pop culture community to collaborate on lightning-quick, limited-edition releases. Each DROP will offer gender-neutral hoodies and T-shirts available in a maximum quantity of 500 units per style and made from 100% organic cotton or recycled cotton, building on the brand’s mission to create fashion that Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All. Creative collaboration has always been at the heart of Tommy Hilfiger, and over the last five years, the brand has fused this with a “See Now, Buy Now” mentality. Tommy’s Drop Shop combines the best of these approaches with a new level of speed and energy. The release will be available in all European markets exclusively on tommy.com from December 17, 2020.     “Pop culture has infused everything we’ve done for over 35 years,” said Tommy Hilfiger.  “Tommy’s Drop Shop takes this influence to new heights. The platform allows us to collaborate with even more creatives, tell even more inspiring stories and celebrate even more perspectives and walks of life. It is the embodiment of what we love to do, and I’m so excited to add it to our legacy.”     DROP 1.1 highlights Sports Banger, the independent, British lifestyle brand redefining bootlegging in the modern age. Founded in 2013 by Jonny Banger, the unisex sportswear line explores British culture and translates it into provocative products and experiences. Sports Banger fosters creative collaboration with an always-expanding collective of designers, performers, musicians and DJs. In his Tommy’s Drop Shop designs, Banger flips the TOMMY JEANS flag on its head; channels an old rave flyer; and reinterprets an iconic TOMMY HILFIGERpair of blue and red gloves worn by R&B musician, Aaliyah.      DROP 1.2 is designed by Berlin-based Mago Dovjenko, a creative director, graphic designer, illustrator, digital influencer and event host. Dovjenko began his career producing surrealist drawings, which were first recognized and esteemed by global brands when he was only 14 years old. Dovjenko still holds the record as the youngest artist to ever collaborate with top global, household-name brands. Today, he continues to partner with major brands in his role as Creative Director and Illustrator. In his Tommy’s Drop Shop pieces, Dovjenko celebrated spontaneous self-expression by ‘freestyling’ in his design process and deconstructing the iconic TOMMY HILFGIER flag. His T-shirt and hoodie feature psychedelic and graffiti-style art, including a lava lamp-inspired, oversized smiling heart.     DROP 1.3 styles, designed by London-based Toby Evans, founder of Studio Zome, are inspired by the creative director’s concept-driven work, which spans design, brand identity and creative direction, championing honest communication, confidence and conviction. By encapsulating energy, experimentation and attitude, Evans continues to progress visual culture by exploring the zeitgeist of today while envisioning what is to come tomorrow. Known for his distinctive approach to design, Evans has worked with a range of industry-defying brands, platforms and artists. In his Tommy’s Drop Shop designs, Evans boldly reinterprets TOMMY HILFIGER’s iconic aesthetic and brand codes. His T-shirt and hoodie tell a story of what paths Mr. Tommy Hilfiger may have pursued in a parallel universe, had he not become a fashion designer.     Through Tommy’s Drop Shop, young, upcoming talent will share their passion for specific pockets of creativity. The second Tommy’s Drop Shop micro-capsule will launch in February 2021.      Friends and followers of the brand can join the conversation on social media using #TommyHilfiger, @TommyHilfiger and #TommyHilfiger.

Alexander McQueen presents women's spring / summer 2021 collection and men's pre-fall 2021
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Alexander McQueen presents women's spring / summer 2021 collection and men's pre-fall 2021

Fashion first light     Back to London, coming home.     “Shape, silhouette and volume, the beauty of the bare bones of clothing stripped back to its essence – a world charged with emotion and human connection.” Sarah Burton first light     Back to London, coming home.     “Shape, silhouette and volume, the beauty of the bare bones of clothing stripped back to its essence – a world charged with emotion and human connection.” Sarah Burton

CRUYFF OPENS FLAGSHIP STORE IN MANCHESTER
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CRUYFF OPENS FLAGSHIP STORE IN MANCHESTER

Fashion After the success of the stores in Barcelona and Amsterdam, Cruyff opens its doors in Manchester today. The new luxury boutique is located in Arndale, the heart of Manchester. A bold move to open a new store in the current pandemic, but the attack is the best defense. "We are very excited and proud to open our first Manchester store. The city is an iconic hub for music and creativity. It's also one of the largest soccer cities in the world, a perfect combination". according to Ferenc van der Vlies, co-owner of Cruyff.     The store proudly embodies the vision of Cruyff, a spacious but modest space in the city of Manchester. In the words of Johan Cruyff: 'you will see it when you get it'. Cruyff offers a wide range of first class men's and women's shoes, sneakers, tracksuits, puffer jackets, graphic shirts and classic tracktops. Sleek lines and sharp silhouettes throughout the store reflect the range of clothing and shoes that complement each other for an immersive, first-class shopping experience. In addition to Cruyff, the store will also provide space for guest brands, fully in line with Johan's philosophy as a trainer, giving talented brands a stage. With Cruyff's ethos and core values, the upcoming men's clothing brand 'Off The Pitch' from Rotterdam will kick off as the first guest.       After the success of the stores in Barcelona and Amsterdam, Cruyff opens its doors in Manchester today. The new luxury boutique is located in Arndale, the heart of Manchester. A bold move to open a new store in the current pandemic, but the attack is the best defense. "We are very excited and proud to open our first Manchester store. The city is an iconic hub for music and creativity. It's also one of the largest soccer cities in the world, a perfect combination". according to Ferenc van der Vlies, co-owner of Cruyff.     The store proudly embodies the vision of Cruyff, a spacious but modest space in the city of Manchester. In the words of Johan Cruyff: 'you will see it when you get it'. Cruyff offers a wide range of first class men's and women's shoes, sneakers, tracksuits, puffer jackets, graphic shirts and classic tracktops. Sleek lines and sharp silhouettes throughout the store reflect the range of clothing and shoes that complement each other for an immersive, first-class shopping experience. In addition to Cruyff, the store will also provide space for guest brands, fully in line with Johan's philosophy as a trainer, giving talented brands a stage. With Cruyff's ethos and core values, the upcoming men's clothing brand 'Off The Pitch' from Rotterdam will kick off as the first guest.      

Samsøe Samsøe for Spring & Summer 2021
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Samsøe Samsøe for Spring & Summer 2021

Fashion Their Spring/Summer 2021 collection takes inspiration from the global-yet-local subcultural diversity of the people around us.     The past year has had an immense stamp on world history, and we realised we needed to go back in time, dig deeper, and analyse ourselves and our actions as well. With words such as glocal, diversity, inclusion and camaraderie being a part of our moodboards and ethics for the past few seasons, it really became the ignition for pushing this collection to what it actually has become: a story of local love.     A collective, honest understanding in-house at Samsøe Samsøe is that Nørrebro, where we’ve had our base for over 20 years, is a huge part of our heritage; and today, we as a whole get inspired by the multicultural aspect this borough brings. The sense of community and solidarity might be the strongest here in all of Copenhagen - ensuring that we as a brand always take every- thing mentioned above into consideration for the future of Samsøe Samsøe.     Folkloric traditions and cross-cultural references are portrayed through soft, geometric prints, taking inspiration from around the world. Light, airy fabrics and the casually oversized silhou- ette tells the story of a new era for the brand,bringing a luxe approach in re ned voluminousshapes. Playing around with tactility and soft tailoring speaks volumes in the shapes of our outerwear, adding an element of the Nordics into the collection; whilst pyjama stripes andoral traces have you longing for summer in anew way.     With a palette of earthy tones, moody blues, grassy greens, washed out purples and rich reds,this collection embraces all forms and gures,and tells the story of worldhood; a term we’ve delved into, especially for this collection.     We gone back to our roots, telling the story of the global-yet-local presence that Nørrebro possesses. This makes us, as a global brand, a bit more local, real and raw. Being in the now. Just how we like it. Their Spring/Summer 2021 collection takes inspiration from the global-yet-local subcultural diversity of the people around us.     The past year has had an immense stamp on world history, and we realised we needed to go back in time, dig deeper, and analyse ourselves and our actions as well. With words such as glocal, diversity, inclusion and camaraderie being a part of our moodboards and ethics for the past few seasons, it really became the ignition for pushing this collection to what it actually has become: a story of local love.     A collective, honest understanding in-house at Samsøe Samsøe is that Nørrebro, where we’ve had our base for over 20 years, is a huge part of our heritage; and today, we as a whole get inspired by the multicultural aspect this borough brings. The sense of community and solidarity might be the strongest here in all of Copenhagen - ensuring that we as a brand always take every- thing mentioned above into consideration for the future of Samsøe Samsøe.     Folkloric traditions and cross-cultural references are portrayed through soft, geometric prints, taking inspiration from around the world. Light, airy fabrics and the casually oversized silhou- ette tells the story of a new era for the brand,bringing a luxe approach in re ned voluminousshapes. Playing around with tactility and soft tailoring speaks volumes in the shapes of our outerwear, adding an element of the Nordics into the collection; whilst pyjama stripes andoral traces have you longing for summer in anew way.     With a palette of earthy tones, moody blues, grassy greens, washed out purples and rich reds,this collection embraces all forms and gures,and tells the story of worldhood; a term we’ve delved into, especially for this collection.     We gone back to our roots, telling the story of the global-yet-local presence that Nørrebro possesses. This makes us, as a global brand, a bit more local, real and raw. Being in the now. Just how we like it.

Dr. Martens Talking Tough podcast: In conversation with the role models of our time
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Dr. Martens Talking Tough podcast: In conversation with the role models of our time

Culture Dr.Martens is back with new episodes of the Talking Tough (UK) podcast.This time we present a special mini-series, recorded live from Rotterdam in the Netherlands.Hosted by writer Jill Mathon, journalist Bo Hanna and former night mayor of Amsterdam Shamiro van der Geld, each episode sheds light on topics ranging from community building, activism and self-expression in the form of art.They talk to the role models of our time: Massih Hutak, Tim Wes and Naomie Pieter.Talking Tough is a podcast about game changers that deserves to be heard more.In this mini-series, the hosts go into depth with our guests per episode.From gentrification to art as a form of resistance, and from Black queer love to spirituality.Today the first episode was launched with artist and writer Massih Hutak, which can be heard on Spotify and watched on YouTube.You can expect these episodes:     15/12 Episode 1: THIS LAND IS FOR EVERYONE | Massih Hutak   In the first episode of this Talking Tough miniseries, Jill, Bo and Shamiro talk to Massih Hutak about community building, creative initiatives and preserving authentic cultures.Massih is a rapper, father writer and columnist.Originally from Afghanistan, but raised in Amsterdam Noord, he talks about integration as a two-way street and the worldwide threat of gentrification.He recently published his first book about this: 'You have not discovered us.We have always been here. 'On behalf of Massih, Dr.Martens paid a sum of money to the Food Bank.They support people and fight against poverty by putting together and issuing food packages.Want to know more about the organization?Look here: amsterdam.voedselbank.org The episode with Massih can already be heard via Spotify from today: click here to listen immediately!   LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5E0x09xBLPNfUADwcr4n7k?si=brWKp3GxTAuli7Tm_NrF7Q#login     22/12 Episode 2: MUSIC MEANS IDENTITY | Tim Wes   In this episode we take a look at the soul of Tim Wes.As an independent musician and multi-disciplinary artist, he often ran into stuck systems and boxes in his career.Looking at the intersection with identity and individualism, in the second episode of this Talking Tough miniseries, the jazz and R&B artist tells Jill, Bo and Shamiro about pressure in the music industry, art as an act of defiance and the struggle for new forms.of creativity.On behalf of Tim, Dr.Martens paid a sum of money to the MAEH Foundation.This organization offers development opportunities in the form of music lessons, art and language for young people in Rotterdam.Want to know more about the organization?Look here: https://maeh.eu/This episode will be released on Tuesday December 22, 2020 on Spotify & YouTube.     29/12 Episode 3: BEHIND THE MEGAPHONE | Naomie Pieter   Naomie Pieter has always made her voice heard.She is a choreographer, founder of Black Pride Nederland and Pon Di Pride.Naomie is also one of the driving forces behind Kick Out Zwarte Piet, Black Queer Trans Resistance and Black Lives Matter NL.And yes, she also has 24 hours in her day.In this episode of Talking Tough, Jill, Bo and Shamiro learn more about the woman behind the megaphone.And they talk to her about healing, self-care for activists and the importance of love in the broadest sense of the word.On behalf of Naomie, Dr.Martens paid a sum of money to the FOKO Curacao Foundation.They are committed to the LGBTQI + community on Curacao.Want to know more about the organization?Look here: instagram.com/fundashonorguyokorsouThe last episode of this miniseries with Naomie Pieter will be released on Tuesday December 29, 2020. You can also listen to it on Spotify, and watch it on YouTube.Stay tuned! Dr.Martens is back with new episodes of the Talking Tough (UK) podcast.This time we present a special mini-series, recorded live from Rotterdam in the Netherlands.Hosted by writer Jill Mathon, journalist Bo Hanna and former night mayor of Amsterdam Shamiro van der Geld, each episode sheds light on topics ranging from community building, activism and self-expression in the form of art.They talk to the role models of our time: Massih Hutak, Tim Wes and Naomie Pieter.Talking Tough is a podcast about game changers that deserves to be heard more.In this mini-series, the hosts go into depth with our guests per episode.From gentrification to art as a form of resistance, and from Black queer love to spirituality.Today the first episode was launched with artist and writer Massih Hutak, which can be heard on Spotify and watched on YouTube.You can expect these episodes:     15/12 Episode 1: THIS LAND IS FOR EVERYONE | Massih Hutak   In the first episode of this Talking Tough miniseries, Jill, Bo and Shamiro talk to Massih Hutak about community building, creative initiatives and preserving authentic cultures.Massih is a rapper, father writer and columnist.Originally from Afghanistan, but raised in Amsterdam Noord, he talks about integration as a two-way street and the worldwide threat of gentrification.He recently published his first book about this: 'You have not discovered us.We have always been here. 'On behalf of Massih, Dr.Martens paid a sum of money to the Food Bank.They support people and fight against poverty by putting together and issuing food packages.Want to know more about the organization?Look here: amsterdam.voedselbank.org The episode with Massih can already be heard via Spotify from today: click here to listen immediately!   LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5E0x09xBLPNfUADwcr4n7k?si=brWKp3GxTAuli7Tm_NrF7Q#login     22/12 Episode 2: MUSIC MEANS IDENTITY | Tim Wes   In this episode we take a look at the soul of Tim Wes.As an independent musician and multi-disciplinary artist, he often ran into stuck systems and boxes in his career.Looking at the intersection with identity and individualism, in the second episode of this Talking Tough miniseries, the jazz and R&B artist tells Jill, Bo and Shamiro about pressure in the music industry, art as an act of defiance and the struggle for new forms.of creativity.On behalf of Tim, Dr.Martens paid a sum of money to the MAEH Foundation.This organization offers development opportunities in the form of music lessons, art and language for young people in Rotterdam.Want to know more about the organization?Look here: https://maeh.eu/This episode will be released on Tuesday December 22, 2020 on Spotify & YouTube.     29/12 Episode 3: BEHIND THE MEGAPHONE | Naomie Pieter   Naomie Pieter has always made her voice heard.She is a choreographer, founder of Black Pride Nederland and Pon Di Pride.Naomie is also one of the driving forces behind Kick Out Zwarte Piet, Black Queer Trans Resistance and Black Lives Matter NL.And yes, she also has 24 hours in her day.In this episode of Talking Tough, Jill, Bo and Shamiro learn more about the woman behind the megaphone.And they talk to her about healing, self-care for activists and the importance of love in the broadest sense of the word.On behalf of Naomie, Dr.Martens paid a sum of money to the FOKO Curacao Foundation.They are committed to the LGBTQI + community on Curacao.Want to know more about the organization?Look here: instagram.com/fundashonorguyokorsouThe last episode of this miniseries with Naomie Pieter will be released on Tuesday December 29, 2020. You can also listen to it on Spotify, and watch it on YouTube.Stay tuned!

Arceau Grande Lune
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Arceau Grande Lune

Watches The new Arceau Grande Lune featuring a deep blue dial with a sunburst motif highlights the creativity of a timeless model. In 1978, Henri d’Origny freed the round watch from established aesthetic codes by imagining a classic and singular curve: the Arceau watch was born. Its case with asymmetrical stirrup-shaped attachments and sloping Arabic numerals evoking a galloping horse reveal a discreet and enduring elegance that lends itself to every possible expression of Hermès creativity and know-how.     The sunburst blue face of the new Arceau Grande Lune is paired with a matching Abyss blue alligator strap, an intense colour accentuated by the casual elegance of the steel case and sapphire caseback.     Swept over by slender hands and enlivened by sloping numerals creating an in-motion effect, this dynamic-looking display is complemented by a moon phase and date counter adorned with a starry sky, as well as a double day and month window appearing beneath the Hermès logo. Hours, minutes, seconds and complete calendar indications are displayed to the rhythm of a mechanical self-winding movement housed in a case crafted in the Hermès watchmaking workshops, as are the dial and strap. The new Arceau Grande Lune featuring a deep blue dial with a sunburst motif highlights the creativity of a timeless model. In 1978, Henri d’Origny freed the round watch from established aesthetic codes by imagining a classic and singular curve: the Arceau watch was born. Its case with asymmetrical stirrup-shaped attachments and sloping Arabic numerals evoking a galloping horse reveal a discreet and enduring elegance that lends itself to every possible expression of Hermès creativity and know-how.     The sunburst blue face of the new Arceau Grande Lune is paired with a matching Abyss blue alligator strap, an intense colour accentuated by the casual elegance of the steel case and sapphire caseback.     Swept over by slender hands and enlivened by sloping numerals creating an in-motion effect, this dynamic-looking display is complemented by a moon phase and date counter adorned with a starry sky, as well as a double day and month window appearing beneath the Hermès logo. Hours, minutes, seconds and complete calendar indications are displayed to the rhythm of a mechanical self-winding movement housed in a case crafted in the Hermès watchmaking workshops, as are the dial and strap.

PANERAI LUMINOR WORN BY SYLVESTER STALLONE IN FILM DAYLIGHT SELLS FOR $214,200 AFTER LESS THAN 5 MINUTES OF BIDDING
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PANERAI LUMINOR WORN BY SYLVESTER STALLONE IN FILM DAYLIGHT SELLS FOR $214,200 AFTER LESS THAN 5 MINUTES OF BIDDING

Watches Panerai is pleased to announce the auction sale of three important Panerai watches through Phillips in association with Bacs and Russo, at the much anticipated December Racing Pulse Flagship Auction.     The exciting hero of the auction – the famous Panerai Luminor PAM5218-201/A (Lot 47) consigned personally by multiple Academy Award™ nominee and Golden Globe™ winner, Sylvester Stallone sold for an unprecedented $214,200, after less than 5 minutes of bidding.     This selling price was a nod not only to the incredible provenance of the timepiece, but also to the immense fascination the brand’s early history continues to hold for collectors.     The watch achieved almost fabled status amongst enthusiasts and is widely acknowledged as the catalyst for Panerai’s launch on global stage as it changed the brand forever.     “We are excited to bear witness to a historic moment so inextricably connected to both Panerai’s beginning and future,” said Jean-Marc Pontroué, Panerai CEO.     “As a brand, we have always looked to the horizon of what is possible while keeping one foot firmly grounded in the principles and foundation of our past. After the success of the first Phillips auction in Hong Kong a couple of weeks ago, this is a strong signal that Panerai remains in the heart of the collectors’ community. We are proud to have partnered with Phillips to offer watchmaking enthusiasts worldwide a unique timepiece so representative of our pioneering spirit.” Panerai is pleased to announce the auction sale of three important Panerai watches through Phillips in association with Bacs and Russo, at the much anticipated December Racing Pulse Flagship Auction.     The exciting hero of the auction – the famous Panerai Luminor PAM5218-201/A (Lot 47) consigned personally by multiple Academy Award™ nominee and Golden Globe™ winner, Sylvester Stallone sold for an unprecedented $214,200, after less than 5 minutes of bidding.     This selling price was a nod not only to the incredible provenance of the timepiece, but also to the immense fascination the brand’s early history continues to hold for collectors.     The watch achieved almost fabled status amongst enthusiasts and is widely acknowledged as the catalyst for Panerai’s launch on global stage as it changed the brand forever.     “We are excited to bear witness to a historic moment so inextricably connected to both Panerai’s beginning and future,” said Jean-Marc Pontroué, Panerai CEO.     “As a brand, we have always looked to the horizon of what is possible while keeping one foot firmly grounded in the principles and foundation of our past. After the success of the first Phillips auction in Hong Kong a couple of weeks ago, this is a strong signal that Panerai remains in the heart of the collectors’ community. We are proud to have partnered with Phillips to offer watchmaking enthusiasts worldwide a unique timepiece so representative of our pioneering spirit.”

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