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SALLE PRIVÉE launches CONCORDE
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SALLE PRIVÉE launches CONCORDE

Beauty 50 years after Concorde’s first test flight in 1969 SALLE PRIVÉE proudly launches its 6th eau de parfum for men and women: CONCORDE.   An ode to the world’s first and until today only supersonic passenger jet. A technological excellence that was far ahead of its time. Traveling across the Atlantic above sound speed between New York, London and Paris, whilst enjoying the generous allotments of Champagne and caviar and sitting next to movie stars, royals and heads of state, Concorde would become the ultimate symbol of the jet set lifestyle.    SALLE PRIVÉE’s latest novelty is an homage to this vanished elegance of traveling. A powerful intense eau de parfum, that will turn heads and leaves a signature trail.   After the vivid and boozy opening the luxurious elegant heart unfolds, expressing noble precious ingredients and luscious materials as velvet and gold. This extrovert creation is exceptionally decadent with a subtle raw and dirty touch. Truly seductive and addictive, truly aeroerotic.   Top notes: armagnac, juniper, black & pink pepper - Heart notes: guaiac wood, vetiver, patchouli, cashmeran, saffron, tobacco - Base notes: golden amber, leather, benzoin Siam, oudh, cedar, sandalwood   SALLE PRIVÉE’s Eau de Parfums are available through salle-privee.com and at selected boutiques in over 15 countries. In the Netherlands the perfume collection is exclusively available at the Perfume Lounge and Skins Cosmetics.   Price SALLE PRIVÉE Eau de Parfum: € 190,- (100ml)   About SALLE PRIVÉE: SALLE PRIVÉE is a Dutch modernist, luxury label that exists to offer a permanent collection of timeless pieces and fragrances governed by simplicity, elegance and craftsmanship. Designed for men, but also to be adored and worn by women.    In line with the brand’s aesthetic ideals - inspired by the elements of Architecture, Art, Design and Motoring - and a conviction that true style extends to every facet of living, SALLE PRIVÉE also curates a collection of high-end lifestyle accessories as shoes and sunglasses.   www.salle-privee.com 50 years after Concorde’s first test flight in 1969 SALLE PRIVÉE proudly launches its 6th eau de parfum for men and women: CONCORDE.   An ode to the world’s first and until today only supersonic passenger jet. A technological excellence that was far ahead of its time. Traveling across the Atlantic above sound speed between New York, London and Paris, whilst enjoying the generous allotments of Champagne and caviar and sitting next to movie stars, royals and heads of state, Concorde would become the ultimate symbol of the jet set lifestyle.    SALLE PRIVÉE’s latest novelty is an homage to this vanished elegance of traveling. A powerful intense eau de parfum, that will turn heads and leaves a signature trail.   After the vivid and boozy opening the luxurious elegant heart unfolds, expressing noble precious ingredients and luscious materials as velvet and gold. This extrovert creation is exceptionally decadent with a subtle raw and dirty touch. Truly seductive and addictive, truly aeroerotic.   Top notes: armagnac, juniper, black & pink pepper - Heart notes: guaiac wood, vetiver, patchouli, cashmeran, saffron, tobacco - Base notes: golden amber, leather, benzoin Siam, oudh, cedar, sandalwood   SALLE PRIVÉE’s Eau de Parfums are available through salle-privee.com and at selected boutiques in over 15 countries. In the Netherlands the perfume collection is exclusively available at the Perfume Lounge and Skins Cosmetics.   Price SALLE PRIVÉE Eau de Parfum: € 190,- (100ml)   About SALLE PRIVÉE: SALLE PRIVÉE is a Dutch modernist, luxury label that exists to offer a permanent collection of timeless pieces and fragrances governed by simplicity, elegance and craftsmanship. Designed for men, but also to be adored and worn by women.    In line with the brand’s aesthetic ideals - inspired by the elements of Architecture, Art, Design and Motoring - and a conviction that true style extends to every facet of living, SALLE PRIVÉE also curates a collection of high-end lifestyle accessories as shoes and sunglasses.   www.salle-privee.com

Bang & Olufsen introduces the Contrast collection
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Bang & Olufsen introduces the Contrast collection

Design Bang & Olufsen today announces the Contrast Collection – a limited eight-piece collection created in collaboration with Danish design studio Norm Architects. Taking pleasure in difference, the Contrast Collection is an exploration of material combinations and tactile surfaces – between minimal and expressive, rough and smooth, light and dark, silence and loudness, harmony and noise – celebrating the shared curiosity and craftmanship between the two brands using material tensions that intrigue and excite. “The Contrast Collection is a timeless interpretation of current interior trends focusing on tactility and textures. The combination of colour tones, materials and surfaces makes the collection a unique, new offering in a timeless design. The products are not only aesthetically aligned – they also deliver amazing Bang & Olufsen SignatureSound,” says Kresten Bjørn Krab-Bjerre, Design Director at Bang & Olufsen. Light grey and anthracite colour palette The colour palette of the collection was determined by exploring new ways of working with aluminium, which is a material that has become an integral and ubiquitous part of the Bang & Olufsen design aesthetic. Bang & Olufsen and Norm Architects wanted to turn the mirror-like aluminium into a soft and warm spectrum of colours that could put focus on textures applied to the aluminium. The light grey and anthracite colour tones were created from the same master sample of anthracite – an earthy, nearly-black grey – completed at the anodising treatment facility at Bang & Olufsen headquarters. The brushed aluminium textures have been obtained after countless experiments with different surface treatments. There is a fine balance between presenting the application of a brushed effect as deliberate and controlled, and after a long process that started with hand brushing pieces of flat aluminium for added tactility, the aluminium experts of Bang & Olufsen managed to achieve giving Contrast its distinctive appearance.   Creating a new sound transparent wool fabric Bang & Olufsen helped create its first transparent wool-fabric with Danish design textile company Kvadrat in 2015. For the Contrast Collection, Bang & Olufsen and Norm Architects wanted to explore a new type of textile to bring more tactility to the products and to integrate them beautifully in the home. The fabric – made of wool and viscose– originates from Kvadrat’s Hallingdal Fabric providing excellent durability, while the viscose adds brilliance and depth to the colour. The original version uses thick yarns, so the structure has been loosened to deliver high acoustic performance, while maintaining its rich texture. Pricing and availability The Contrast Collection will be available online, in select third-party retailers and in Bang & Olufsen stores from 16 January 2020 depending on region. To find out more, please visit https://www.bang- olufsen.com/en/story/contrast-collection Follow the conversation at @bangolufsen on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube using#ContrastCollection #BangOlufsen Bang & Olufsen today announces the Contrast Collection – a limited eight-piece collection created in collaboration with Danish design studio Norm Architects. Taking pleasure in difference, the Contrast Collection is an exploration of material combinations and tactile surfaces – between minimal and expressive, rough and smooth, light and dark, silence and loudness, harmony and noise – celebrating the shared curiosity and craftmanship between the two brands using material tensions that intrigue and excite. “The Contrast Collection is a timeless interpretation of current interior trends focusing on tactility and textures. The combination of colour tones, materials and surfaces makes the collection a unique, new offering in a timeless design. The products are not only aesthetically aligned – they also deliver amazing Bang & Olufsen SignatureSound,” says Kresten Bjørn Krab-Bjerre, Design Director at Bang & Olufsen. Light grey and anthracite colour palette The colour palette of the collection was determined by exploring new ways of working with aluminium, which is a material that has become an integral and ubiquitous part of the Bang & Olufsen design aesthetic. Bang & Olufsen and Norm Architects wanted to turn the mirror-like aluminium into a soft and warm spectrum of colours that could put focus on textures applied to the aluminium. The light grey and anthracite colour tones were created from the same master sample of anthracite – an earthy, nearly-black grey – completed at the anodising treatment facility at Bang & Olufsen headquarters. The brushed aluminium textures have been obtained after countless experiments with different surface treatments. There is a fine balance between presenting the application of a brushed effect as deliberate and controlled, and after a long process that started with hand brushing pieces of flat aluminium for added tactility, the aluminium experts of Bang & Olufsen managed to achieve giving Contrast its distinctive appearance.   Creating a new sound transparent wool fabric Bang & Olufsen helped create its first transparent wool-fabric with Danish design textile company Kvadrat in 2015. For the Contrast Collection, Bang & Olufsen and Norm Architects wanted to explore a new type of textile to bring more tactility to the products and to integrate them beautifully in the home. The fabric – made of wool and viscose– originates from Kvadrat’s Hallingdal Fabric providing excellent durability, while the viscose adds brilliance and depth to the colour. The original version uses thick yarns, so the structure has been loosened to deliver high acoustic performance, while maintaining its rich texture. Pricing and availability The Contrast Collection will be available online, in select third-party retailers and in Bang & Olufsen stores from 16 January 2020 depending on region. To find out more, please visit https://www.bang- olufsen.com/en/story/contrast-collection Follow the conversation at @bangolufsen on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube using#ContrastCollection #BangOlufsen

Diesel introduces its Spring & Summer campaign
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Diesel introduces its Spring & Summer campaign

Fashion DIESEL introduces its Spring/Summer 2020 For Successful Living campaign.  But first, a little history. The famous DIESEL tagline was created in the early 90’s, when founder Renzo Rosso wanted a phrase that would remain both timeless, and true to the growing denim label’s irreverent, bold and unexpected foundation. The phrase, in just a trio of words, captured Rosso’s vision by wrapping in and connoting: irony, provocation, eccentricity and kitsch. It also solidified a mantra he had: never talk down to your customers. Treat them as equals. Involve them in your world (that was interaction 30 years before it was called so). If you wore DIESEL, you were living successfully. Simple as that. While the claim has been part of DIESEL’s communications ever since, today DIESEL returns to its nucleus by debuting a new For Successful Living story, celebrating its core product, denim; acquainting a new generation with DIESEL’s original messaging as a challenger of conventions and common places; and reminding the world that living successfully means staying true to oneself (making YOUR way the successful way) – while not taking oneself too seriously.   The centerpiece of the Spring/Summer 2020 campaign is a film by François Rousselet. It features a superhero movie actor on set, having a tough day and not quite nailing his scenes. Over with it (or rather, after having exhausted his movie director), he heads back to his trailer, changes into his DIESEL denim gear, steps out looking way more relaxed, and does the thing he couldn’t do on set but is simply a consequence of who he really is. Watch the video in the link below to see for yourself.   Accompanying photography was lensed by Kourtney Roy, and features models floating, flexing and flying.    Because, what does it all boil down to, ultimately? That For Successful Livingis fundamentally about confidence, and the power that comes from finding in oneself both strength—and irony. for more information visit shop.diesel.com DIESEL introduces its Spring/Summer 2020 For Successful Living campaign.  But first, a little history. The famous DIESEL tagline was created in the early 90’s, when founder Renzo Rosso wanted a phrase that would remain both timeless, and true to the growing denim label’s irreverent, bold and unexpected foundation. The phrase, in just a trio of words, captured Rosso’s vision by wrapping in and connoting: irony, provocation, eccentricity and kitsch. It also solidified a mantra he had: never talk down to your customers. Treat them as equals. Involve them in your world (that was interaction 30 years before it was called so). If you wore DIESEL, you were living successfully. Simple as that. While the claim has been part of DIESEL’s communications ever since, today DIESEL returns to its nucleus by debuting a new For Successful Living story, celebrating its core product, denim; acquainting a new generation with DIESEL’s original messaging as a challenger of conventions and common places; and reminding the world that living successfully means staying true to oneself (making YOUR way the successful way) – while not taking oneself too seriously.   The centerpiece of the Spring/Summer 2020 campaign is a film by François Rousselet. It features a superhero movie actor on set, having a tough day and not quite nailing his scenes. Over with it (or rather, after having exhausted his movie director), he heads back to his trailer, changes into his DIESEL denim gear, steps out looking way more relaxed, and does the thing he couldn’t do on set but is simply a consequence of who he really is. Watch the video in the link below to see for yourself.   Accompanying photography was lensed by Kourtney Roy, and features models floating, flexing and flying.    Because, what does it all boil down to, ultimately? That For Successful Livingis fundamentally about confidence, and the power that comes from finding in oneself both strength—and irony. for more information visit shop.diesel.com

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Calvin Klein reveals the new CK ONE
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Calvin Klein reveals the new CK ONE

Fashion Calvin Klein, Inc. and Calvin Klein Fragrances,  today revealed the new CK ONE underwear and jeans collections and CK EVERYONE, a clean fragrance, both inspired by the raw and rebel spirit of the original CK ONE. The collection and fragrance are unveiled in a global advertising campaign, proclaiming, “I am one, I am many. I love everyone of me.” A tribute to individuality and the freedom of self-expression, the campaign shot by Glen Luchford stars a group of modern multi-hyphenates including musician and actor Eliot Sumner, skater and photographer Evan Mock, musician and makeup artist MLMA, rapper and dancer Priddy the Opp, and models Cara Taylor and Parker Van Noord. The energetic, enigmatic visuals explore the many aspects of self, boldly embracing and proudly showcasing to the world a collective individuality and shattering of the status quo. It is a powerful celebration for those unconstrained by boundaries, gender norms and definitions. The advertising campaign will be featured globally and supported bydigital, social, high impact outdoor locations, print and TV. The new fashion collections and fragrance mark the next chapter of the iconic CK ONE story. Jeans and underwear include staple wardrobe pieces with genderless appeal. The CK ONE underwear collection features graphic prints with bold all-over monogram logos, repeating roses and new colorwaves in key cotton and micro fiber styles. Camo prints, color-blocked styles with a ribbed, sock- inspired waistband and a Recycle capsule featuring underwear and t-shirts made from recycled plastic water bottles will also drop later this season. The CK ONE jeans collection includes logo tees, graphic hoodies and timeless denim silhouettes such as oversized trucker jackets, denim vests, and mom and dad jeans, as well as skirts and shorts with raw hem cuts. Calvin Klein introduces its first clean, gender-free and environmentally conscious fragrance, CK EVERYONE. CK EVERYONE is formulated with 79% naturally derived ingredients, including naturally derived alcohol, and is vegan, recyclable, and comes in a folding carton that contains 30% post- consumer recycled materials. CK EVERYONE is a bold new fragrance for every generation, inspired by the authentic and youthful-minded. Master perfumer and creator of the original CK ONE fragrance, Alberto Morillas, crafted a clean and genderless fragrance exuding freshness using naturally derived ingredients and ignoring the traditional signifiers of gender, as reflected in the non-conformity of both the scent and campaign. A citrus fragrance that uplifts with zesty organic orange oil is paired with a blue tea accord and a vibrant cedarwood base creating the perfect combination of clean freshness, sweet sensuality and provocative edge. Combining two icons, CK EVERYONE pays homage to the iconic CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR waistband with a reusable signature elastic band on the bottle. Coinciding with the launch in North America is the I LOVE EVERYONE OF ME POP-UP in New York City. Open to the public from Thursday, February 13 – Saturday, February 15, visitors will be able to explore and shop the new CK EVERYONE fragrance and CK ONE underwear and jeans. A dedicated fragranceroom will allow visitors to discover the different fragrance notes while immersive photo moments play with the concept of individuality referenced in the ad campaign. At the experience, visitors will also have the opportunity to have their image projected on the brand’s famed Houston Street billboard during the duration of the activation.   Calvin Klein, Inc. and Calvin Klein Fragrances,  today revealed the new CK ONE underwear and jeans collections and CK EVERYONE, a clean fragrance, both inspired by the raw and rebel spirit of the original CK ONE. The collection and fragrance are unveiled in a global advertising campaign, proclaiming, “I am one, I am many. I love everyone of me.” A tribute to individuality and the freedom of self-expression, the campaign shot by Glen Luchford stars a group of modern multi-hyphenates including musician and actor Eliot Sumner, skater and photographer Evan Mock, musician and makeup artist MLMA, rapper and dancer Priddy the Opp, and models Cara Taylor and Parker Van Noord. The energetic, enigmatic visuals explore the many aspects of self, boldly embracing and proudly showcasing to the world a collective individuality and shattering of the status quo. It is a powerful celebration for those unconstrained by boundaries, gender norms and definitions. The advertising campaign will be featured globally and supported bydigital, social, high impact outdoor locations, print and TV. The new fashion collections and fragrance mark the next chapter of the iconic CK ONE story. Jeans and underwear include staple wardrobe pieces with genderless appeal. The CK ONE underwear collection features graphic prints with bold all-over monogram logos, repeating roses and new colorwaves in key cotton and micro fiber styles. Camo prints, color-blocked styles with a ribbed, sock- inspired waistband and a Recycle capsule featuring underwear and t-shirts made from recycled plastic water bottles will also drop later this season. The CK ONE jeans collection includes logo tees, graphic hoodies and timeless denim silhouettes such as oversized trucker jackets, denim vests, and mom and dad jeans, as well as skirts and shorts with raw hem cuts. Calvin Klein introduces its first clean, gender-free and environmentally conscious fragrance, CK EVERYONE. CK EVERYONE is formulated with 79% naturally derived ingredients, including naturally derived alcohol, and is vegan, recyclable, and comes in a folding carton that contains 30% post- consumer recycled materials. CK EVERYONE is a bold new fragrance for every generation, inspired by the authentic and youthful-minded. Master perfumer and creator of the original CK ONE fragrance, Alberto Morillas, crafted a clean and genderless fragrance exuding freshness using naturally derived ingredients and ignoring the traditional signifiers of gender, as reflected in the non-conformity of both the scent and campaign. A citrus fragrance that uplifts with zesty organic orange oil is paired with a blue tea accord and a vibrant cedarwood base creating the perfect combination of clean freshness, sweet sensuality and provocative edge. Combining two icons, CK EVERYONE pays homage to the iconic CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR waistband with a reusable signature elastic band on the bottle. Coinciding with the launch in North America is the I LOVE EVERYONE OF ME POP-UP in New York City. Open to the public from Thursday, February 13 – Saturday, February 15, visitors will be able to explore and shop the new CK EVERYONE fragrance and CK ONE underwear and jeans. A dedicated fragranceroom will allow visitors to discover the different fragrance notes while immersive photo moments play with the concept of individuality referenced in the ad campaign. At the experience, visitors will also have the opportunity to have their image projected on the brand’s famed Houston Street billboard during the duration of the activation.  

Speaking with Alex Pettyfer
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Speaking with Alex Pettyfer

Men From an actor to a director, Alex Pettyfer is making his dreams a reality   Alex Pettyfer, a successful British actor, writer and director, made his acting debut in 2005. His most notable roles to date include Magic Mike, I Am Number Four, In Time, just to name a few. In 2017 he made his directorial debut with the film Back Roads, which he also starred in and produced. This was just another step onto a new path in his career.     1. If you were put in a time machine and 10 years in the future, what changes would you like to see in the world? I would like to see that we come up with a better solution towards climate change and our mentality united as a whole towards saving our planet.    2. What are the 3 things you would change in the world? We are becoming addicted to an alternate reality, this futuristic world, where technology is prospering as we're becoming addicted to 7 second or 15 second clips, as we swipe  with this voyeuristic nature. I think we are losing touch with reality and creating this alternate online versions of ourselves. I would like to see a larger connection to nature and being more grounded and in touch with our world. I do think that there is something beautiful about a cyber connection, this feeling of being connected throughout the world, which is addictive, but I think everything has to have a duality and a balance.   3. As we are speaking of fashion, what trends do you see shaping the future of men's fashion? I love the era of Alain Delon and this french noir cinema wear, it is amazing and beautiful. It kind of blended into America as well with Steve McQueen. It's classic, chic, nostalgic. I admire what Hedi Slimane has done with Celine, it was really the only show at Paris fashion week that felt kind of different, it was something that really resonated with me.    4. Who, in your opinion, will be the biggest fashion icons - male and female - of the next 5 years? Why?  Hopefully Hedi, he's one of my best friends and I love him to bits. I think what he's gonna do with Celine and what he did with Saint Laurent is great. He doesn't just go into something, he doesn't just design, he reinvents, immerses himself into the culture and tells a story.   5. Singapore, Tokyo and Dubai are among the most futuristic destinations at the time and travelling trends are changing constantly. Which destination will be on the top of travelling lists in the future in your opinion? The future can be past or present, we can go to a place and kind of feel like we've gone back in time or advanced into the future. I'll tell you the most beautiful place I've been and it's not futuristic. I've visited it recently and thought it was magical. San Miguel del Monte in Mexico, it's like going back in time, there's an energy in the soil that when you're there you feel so connected, present within yourself.  From a tourist futuristic point of view and as a place that technology and the future are kind of evolving, I think it's Silicon Valley. I think San Francisco is turning into a hub of some really special and creative ideas that are gonna prosper and hopefully change the world.    6. Let's focus a little also on the past. Which is the one thing from the past you would like to see being popular again in the future? Phones without cameras, the little brick phones that you used to play snake on. That was the only game or entertainment you had. Or the Blackberry, the old school Blackberry.   7. If you could choose any of the actors/actresses you have never worked with yet, who would you choose and why? Jane Fonda. She's an icon to me. I met her once at the premiere of a film we were both in together, called "The Butler", but I would do anything to share the screen with her. Those five minutes I got to speak to her after the premiere was a highlight for me. She was so generous and took time to engage with me. That made the experience of meeting her so much more special.   8. What are your next projects and which one you're most excited about?  I have I-Land at Netflix from a genious mind Neil LaBute, which I'm really excited about and it comes out about now. It is a really cool sci-fi show and there's a lot of mystery elements, people don't really know who they are on this island, it's about self discovery. There's an omnious feel to the show, so you're discovering it as the characters are discovering it.  I also have a film called "Warning", which is also sci-fi and it's about all these stories that are interconnecting about life, love and tragedy, all set way in the future. I'm just about to start a film called "Echo Boomers", which my production company, Dark Dreams Entertainment, will produce. It's the second time I'm collaborating with Michael Shannon. We did a movie in 2016, called "Elvis & Nixon".   9. How do you look at your development as an actor from the start of your carrer up until now through different roles? As an actor or to be an actor is very therapeutic and I think that you have a lot of self discovery through each experience that you endure. For example, with Magic Mike I didn't know how to dance and didn't know anything about that world and I think that with each experience that you take on there's an element of learning and absorbing the information of whatever that cultural element is or whatever the background of the character is historically. I did The Butler and I learned all about American history and the history on slavery. As a human being you strive with education, we only grow through education and experience, learning about our past to help our present and future. So I think I'm a very lucky man to be in a position with the opportunites I'm given.    10. What do you envision for your life to look like in the future? I always wanted to be a director, that was always a goal. I happen to be very lucky to have become an actor and kind of learn the craft in a different way. I love story telling, I think everything has a story behind it, whether you're a part of a fashion brand or developing a story for people to relate to. I think being creative is the key to growth for me. I just finnished writing a script, but the goal is to focus on development through my production company "Dark Dreams Entertainment" and to hopefully bring film and television to the screen so people can be entertained. We can't wait to see more of his directorial projects.   photos by: Philippe Vogelenzang ; styling by: Koen T. Hendriks at House of Orange; hair by Ilham Mestour; make-up by Carlos saidel; casting by: Timotej Letonja; fashion assistant: Wouter Rave; photography assistant: Jorin Koers From an actor to a director, Alex Pettyfer is making his dreams a reality   Alex Pettyfer, a successful British actor, writer and director, made his acting debut in 2005. His most notable roles to date include Magic Mike, I Am Number Four, In Time, just to name a few. In 2017 he made his directorial debut with the film Back Roads, which he also starred in and produced. This was just another step onto a new path in his career.     1. If you were put in a time machine and 10 years in the future, what changes would you like to see in the world? I would like to see that we come up with a better solution towards climate change and our mentality united as a whole towards saving our planet.    2. What are the 3 things you would change in the world? We are becoming addicted to an alternate reality, this futuristic world, where technology is prospering as we're becoming addicted to 7 second or 15 second clips, as we swipe  with this voyeuristic nature. I think we are losing touch with reality and creating this alternate online versions of ourselves. I would like to see a larger connection to nature and being more grounded and in touch with our world. I do think that there is something beautiful about a cyber connection, this feeling of being connected throughout the world, which is addictive, but I think everything has to have a duality and a balance.   3. As we are speaking of fashion, what trends do you see shaping the future of men's fashion? I love the era of Alain Delon and this french noir cinema wear, it is amazing and beautiful. It kind of blended into America as well with Steve McQueen. It's classic, chic, nostalgic. I admire what Hedi Slimane has done with Celine, it was really the only show at Paris fashion week that felt kind of different, it was something that really resonated with me.    4. Who, in your opinion, will be the biggest fashion icons - male and female - of the next 5 years? Why?  Hopefully Hedi, he's one of my best friends and I love him to bits. I think what he's gonna do with Celine and what he did with Saint Laurent is great. He doesn't just go into something, he doesn't just design, he reinvents, immerses himself into the culture and tells a story.   5. Singapore, Tokyo and Dubai are among the most futuristic destinations at the time and travelling trends are changing constantly. Which destination will be on the top of travelling lists in the future in your opinion? The future can be past or present, we can go to a place and kind of feel like we've gone back in time or advanced into the future. I'll tell you the most beautiful place I've been and it's not futuristic. I've visited it recently and thought it was magical. San Miguel del Monte in Mexico, it's like going back in time, there's an energy in the soil that when you're there you feel so connected, present within yourself.  From a tourist futuristic point of view and as a place that technology and the future are kind of evolving, I think it's Silicon Valley. I think San Francisco is turning into a hub of some really special and creative ideas that are gonna prosper and hopefully change the world.    6. Let's focus a little also on the past. Which is the one thing from the past you would like to see being popular again in the future? Phones without cameras, the little brick phones that you used to play snake on. That was the only game or entertainment you had. Or the Blackberry, the old school Blackberry.   7. If you could choose any of the actors/actresses you have never worked with yet, who would you choose and why? Jane Fonda. She's an icon to me. I met her once at the premiere of a film we were both in together, called "The Butler", but I would do anything to share the screen with her. Those five minutes I got to speak to her after the premiere was a highlight for me. She was so generous and took time to engage with me. That made the experience of meeting her so much more special.   8. What are your next projects and which one you're most excited about?  I have I-Land at Netflix from a genious mind Neil LaBute, which I'm really excited about and it comes out about now. It is a really cool sci-fi show and there's a lot of mystery elements, people don't really know who they are on this island, it's about self discovery. There's an omnious feel to the show, so you're discovering it as the characters are discovering it.  I also have a film called "Warning", which is also sci-fi and it's about all these stories that are interconnecting about life, love and tragedy, all set way in the future. I'm just about to start a film called "Echo Boomers", which my production company, Dark Dreams Entertainment, will produce. It's the second time I'm collaborating with Michael Shannon. We did a movie in 2016, called "Elvis & Nixon".   9. How do you look at your development as an actor from the start of your carrer up until now through different roles? As an actor or to be an actor is very therapeutic and I think that you have a lot of self discovery through each experience that you endure. For example, with Magic Mike I didn't know how to dance and didn't know anything about that world and I think that with each experience that you take on there's an element of learning and absorbing the information of whatever that cultural element is or whatever the background of the character is historically. I did The Butler and I learned all about American history and the history on slavery. As a human being you strive with education, we only grow through education and experience, learning about our past to help our present and future. So I think I'm a very lucky man to be in a position with the opportunites I'm given.    10. What do you envision for your life to look like in the future? I always wanted to be a director, that was always a goal. I happen to be very lucky to have become an actor and kind of learn the craft in a different way. I love story telling, I think everything has a story behind it, whether you're a part of a fashion brand or developing a story for people to relate to. I think being creative is the key to growth for me. I just finnished writing a script, but the goal is to focus on development through my production company "Dark Dreams Entertainment" and to hopefully bring film and television to the screen so people can be entertained. We can't wait to see more of his directorial projects.   photos by: Philippe Vogelenzang ; styling by: Koen T. Hendriks at House of Orange; hair by Ilham Mestour; make-up by Carlos saidel; casting by: Timotej Letonja; fashion assistant: Wouter Rave; photography assistant: Jorin Koers

Interview with Gitte Wetter
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Interview with Gitte Wetter

Fashion Samsøe  Samsøe, a brand with a nod to Scandinavian heritage, is focusing on contemporary clothing, footwear and accessories for both men and women. It combines the utilitarian energy of Copenhagen street sytle with a quintessentially spirit of Scandinavia. Gitte Wetter, Head of Samsøe  Samsøe'smenswear, has been with the brand for almost a decade. Over these years she has seen the brand evolve from being a local Danish brand to an international brand with stores all around the world.    1. Gitte, tell us more about yourself. Just after I finished fashion school I have had my own brand forlike three years. It was really good, but really tough. I did menswear,but it actually turned out to be unisex,because a lot of women liked ittoo. Itwas really tough to be on my own,so I decided to get a deal and then I got a job in a place that I didn't want to bein. One of my friends, who wasworking atSamsøe & Samsøe, told me there was anopeningat the brand and that's whenI started. That'snow like nine years ago. I enjoyitreally, really much.    2. Why did you choose fashion design and what made you do menswear in particular? I think it's a classic story,I'm from countrysideandwhen I was a kid,I was I was really boyish in a way and I likedto dress a little bit different than others. I really liked the way I was dressing and I always loved drawing and beingcreative. So, I think that was my goal in a way. Then I went to fashion school. When I started at the fashion school, there was nobody making menswear.Well actually, maybe it was kind of a rebel thing for me. I wantedto do menswearbecause nobody else wasdoing it. But I also really find it super interesting because of the silhouettes and because you can really dig into the small detailing compared to a womenswear,where it'smore like the whole look. You can really work with the small details,fabrics and colours.   3. What menswear trend do you see coming back into fashion? For a while there's been this big focus on street wear and work wearand I'm really into workwear.But,I see a tendency for more classic mens work wear coming, withmaybe mixingit with the streetwear look. I also really see that young kids are much more into styling. It's not about one look, it's about finding your own look with mixing different styles together. I think that's very interesting andimportantfor the world as well, that people are more creative.Also,with all this mass production I think it's good that people keep mixingnew clothes with a lot of second handclothes.That they find their own way of expressing themselves.   4. What is it that inspires you the most? I'm going a lot to the concerts, looking at upcoming bands. That's inspired me a lot. I Think they're really creative andspecial. I also travela lot to Japanand I think these guys are the most stylish men actually. From my perspective, I think the qualities and the shapesarejust you very unique and you don't find that anywhere else. So that's a big inspiration for me.   5. What is your favourite colour and why?  Ireally love black, but actually my favourite colour is blue,especially indigo blue.I think it's a classic colour, but it's also a colour which can just get more and more beautiful during the years. And if you wash it, the coluor will changeandI think that's very interesting. And I love workwear and the old school workwear was also blue.   6. What makes Samsøe  Samsøeunique in your words? Samsøe  Samsøe as a company, especially because we have this family feeling, we are like one family. When I started it was a small company and everybody knew each other. But even though we have been growing a lot,we work in a structure where everyone is sitting close to each other andcan say whatever you wants to anyone at anytime.People are staying with the brand areallylong time,it's not only me that's been there for a long time. You really have a lot of good friends in the company and I find that really unique. About the clothing, Samsøe  Samsøeis a really Scandinavian brand.We're finding our roots in this Scandinavian design tradition. We always talk about the Danish design architects, which did all these furniture,like four moons. They have their ideas of how to make furniture with good qualityand clean linesandwe adapted that to our brand. That's the essence of the company now. The most important for us is to be trueto our customers, to give them a new development,but still keep the good qualities and a real good price as well.    7. Tell us a little bit more about the fall/winter 2019 collection. The inspiration was taken from the North Sea andthe collectionis called »North Sea Nostalgia«. It's us thinking about how people are living today. Instead of traveling to Paris, New York and all these big cities, we really see peopleslow down when they go onholiday and maybe go into the natureor maybe to the North Seato relax and get some fresh air. Ithink as freetime is unique now,you really have to focus on that. So that was the whole idea,togo back to the roots to find some elements from the old fishermen's and thecolours from the nature. We're alsoworking a lot with structuresin this collection, so that's basically what it's all about.   8. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? When I started at Samsøe  Samsøe I though I'll stay here one year. Now I've been here fornine years, but I really see a big development area. Not one day is the sameas the other. Istill get a kick of a excitement to do these clothes for Samsøe Samsøe,and so I really see myself staying in the company and fight for the new things,with sustainability andchanging the world with fashion as well.    9. Where do you see the future of mens fashion evolving? I think a lot of menswear brands aregoing into womenswear as wellnow. I really see all this gender free, unisex style and I think it'simportant that we're more open minded. I really love that because I love wearing menswear as well. I also see that men are more open nowadays and in the past men were boring and wore just classic menswear. But now, when I see cool young guys in Copenhagen, I'm so inspired by them. Young kids are more daring in the way of mixing different styles,so I think menswear is getting more creative in a way.I'm really happy as at Samsøe & Samsøeas well we'reusing much more unique qualities than before. Also more feminine qualities,like tensile material,different linen, a bit of structuresand also with length and the silhouettes. We didn't do that like five years ago,so I really see something happeningandit's very exciting. I alsofeellike in the past we had to travel a lot to get inspired, but now you can just go on the street and find inspiration everywhere.   10. What are the plans for the future of Samsøe  Samsøe? Where would you like the future to take the brand? Thefuture is definitely to be more sustainable, We are working a lot on it at the momentalready. We just launcheda new denim line called »Blue belief«, which isall organic. The whole standard programis alsoto be organic now. More transparency is also very important for the customers. That's what I think is the future.  Besides that, I think the environment willhave a lot to say in what will happen in the fashion business. Maybe people will buy more secondhandinstead of buying fast fashion. I really hopethat people will spend more money on good qualities instead of just buying mass. At Samsøe  Samsøewe are really looking into qualities and we're getting better qualities every season and we are very aware of where it's produced.We are really trying to get more production back toEurope from China, to buy a lot of fabric fromItaly againand Portugal. It's neccessary for the world to go back to the roots.  At Samsøe  Samsøewe have a plan, we are going to conquer the world. Soon we will open storesin London and aris. We're looking forward to that and as a brand we're so lucky that a lot of cool stores are putting us on their shelves, we just came to Selfridges. We're slowly getting in the right direction and hopefullysoon,we will open a store in the States as well. photos by Andreas Bach  Samsøe  Samsøe, a brand with a nod to Scandinavian heritage, is focusing on contemporary clothing, footwear and accessories for both men and women. It combines the utilitarian energy of Copenhagen street sytle with a quintessentially spirit of Scandinavia. Gitte Wetter, Head of Samsøe  Samsøe'smenswear, has been with the brand for almost a decade. Over these years she has seen the brand evolve from being a local Danish brand to an international brand with stores all around the world.    1. Gitte, tell us more about yourself. Just after I finished fashion school I have had my own brand forlike three years. It was really good, but really tough. I did menswear,but it actually turned out to be unisex,because a lot of women liked ittoo. Itwas really tough to be on my own,so I decided to get a deal and then I got a job in a place that I didn't want to bein. One of my friends, who wasworking atSamsøe & Samsøe, told me there was anopeningat the brand and that's whenI started. That'snow like nine years ago. I enjoyitreally, really much.    2. Why did you choose fashion design and what made you do menswear in particular? I think it's a classic story,I'm from countrysideandwhen I was a kid,I was I was really boyish in a way and I likedto dress a little bit different than others. I really liked the way I was dressing and I always loved drawing and beingcreative. So, I think that was my goal in a way. Then I went to fashion school. When I started at the fashion school, there was nobody making menswear.Well actually, maybe it was kind of a rebel thing for me. I wantedto do menswearbecause nobody else wasdoing it. But I also really find it super interesting because of the silhouettes and because you can really dig into the small detailing compared to a womenswear,where it'smore like the whole look. You can really work with the small details,fabrics and colours.   3. What menswear trend do you see coming back into fashion? For a while there's been this big focus on street wear and work wearand I'm really into workwear.But,I see a tendency for more classic mens work wear coming, withmaybe mixingit with the streetwear look. I also really see that young kids are much more into styling. It's not about one look, it's about finding your own look with mixing different styles together. I think that's very interesting andimportantfor the world as well, that people are more creative.Also,with all this mass production I think it's good that people keep mixingnew clothes with a lot of second handclothes.That they find their own way of expressing themselves.   4. What is it that inspires you the most? I'm going a lot to the concerts, looking at upcoming bands. That's inspired me a lot. I Think they're really creative andspecial. I also travela lot to Japanand I think these guys are the most stylish men actually. From my perspective, I think the qualities and the shapesarejust you very unique and you don't find that anywhere else. So that's a big inspiration for me.   5. What is your favourite colour and why?  Ireally love black, but actually my favourite colour is blue,especially indigo blue.I think it's a classic colour, but it's also a colour which can just get more and more beautiful during the years. And if you wash it, the coluor will changeandI think that's very interesting. And I love workwear and the old school workwear was also blue.   6. What makes Samsøe  Samsøeunique in your words? Samsøe  Samsøe as a company, especially because we have this family feeling, we are like one family. When I started it was a small company and everybody knew each other. But even though we have been growing a lot,we work in a structure where everyone is sitting close to each other andcan say whatever you wants to anyone at anytime.People are staying with the brand areallylong time,it's not only me that's been there for a long time. You really have a lot of good friends in the company and I find that really unique. About the clothing, Samsøe  Samsøeis a really Scandinavian brand.We're finding our roots in this Scandinavian design tradition. We always talk about the Danish design architects, which did all these furniture,like four moons. They have their ideas of how to make furniture with good qualityand clean linesandwe adapted that to our brand. That's the essence of the company now. The most important for us is to be trueto our customers, to give them a new development,but still keep the good qualities and a real good price as well.    7. Tell us a little bit more about the fall/winter 2019 collection. The inspiration was taken from the North Sea andthe collectionis called »North Sea Nostalgia«. It's us thinking about how people are living today. Instead of traveling to Paris, New York and all these big cities, we really see peopleslow down when they go onholiday and maybe go into the natureor maybe to the North Seato relax and get some fresh air. Ithink as freetime is unique now,you really have to focus on that. So that was the whole idea,togo back to the roots to find some elements from the old fishermen's and thecolours from the nature. We're alsoworking a lot with structuresin this collection, so that's basically what it's all about.   8. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? When I started at Samsøe  Samsøe I though I'll stay here one year. Now I've been here fornine years, but I really see a big development area. Not one day is the sameas the other. Istill get a kick of a excitement to do these clothes for Samsøe Samsøe,and so I really see myself staying in the company and fight for the new things,with sustainability andchanging the world with fashion as well.    9. Where do you see the future of mens fashion evolving? I think a lot of menswear brands aregoing into womenswear as wellnow. I really see all this gender free, unisex style and I think it'simportant that we're more open minded. I really love that because I love wearing menswear as well. I also see that men are more open nowadays and in the past men were boring and wore just classic menswear. But now, when I see cool young guys in Copenhagen, I'm so inspired by them. Young kids are more daring in the way of mixing different styles,so I think menswear is getting more creative in a way.I'm really happy as at Samsøe & Samsøeas well we'reusing much more unique qualities than before. Also more feminine qualities,like tensile material,different linen, a bit of structuresand also with length and the silhouettes. We didn't do that like five years ago,so I really see something happeningandit's very exciting. I alsofeellike in the past we had to travel a lot to get inspired, but now you can just go on the street and find inspiration everywhere.   10. What are the plans for the future of Samsøe  Samsøe? Where would you like the future to take the brand? Thefuture is definitely to be more sustainable, We are working a lot on it at the momentalready. We just launcheda new denim line called »Blue belief«, which isall organic. The whole standard programis alsoto be organic now. More transparency is also very important for the customers. That's what I think is the future.  Besides that, I think the environment willhave a lot to say in what will happen in the fashion business. Maybe people will buy more secondhandinstead of buying fast fashion. I really hopethat people will spend more money on good qualities instead of just buying mass. At Samsøe  Samsøewe are really looking into qualities and we're getting better qualities every season and we are very aware of where it's produced.We are really trying to get more production back toEurope from China, to buy a lot of fabric fromItaly againand Portugal. It's neccessary for the world to go back to the roots.  At Samsøe  Samsøewe have a plan, we are going to conquer the world. Soon we will open storesin London and aris. We're looking forward to that and as a brand we're so lucky that a lot of cool stores are putting us on their shelves, we just came to Selfridges. We're slowly getting in the right direction and hopefullysoon,we will open a store in the States as well. photos by Andreas Bach 

Cartier's latest Panthère campaign
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Cartier's latest Panthère campaign

Jewelry Cartier has entrusted the production of its latest Panthère campaign to the German videographer Jonas Lindstroem, famous for his film Truth or Dare. Cartier’s film unites fearless and unique personalities, who are drawn to the most dangerous creature in the Cartier menagerie for her powers of seduction and desire for power. Untamed and indomitable, the Panthère de Cartier is charged with a magnetism that reveals one's own strength of character. Panthers know their kind; it is a tribe united by instinct and independence. Chang Chen, Annabelle Wallis, Ella Balinska and Mariacarla Boscono feature in the international cast of this film which has been shot all over the world. Wherever they may be, they recognize each other, beguiled by the same animal distinction whose wild, magnetic look is a sign of freedom. The panther accompanies them everywhere with her feline shadow like a copy of themselves. Frees spirits, the artists interpreting the Panthère de Cartier are the modern-day heirs to a prestigious line of the panther’s devotees, including its creator Jeanne Toussaint, The Duchess of Windsor, Maria Felix and Daisy Fellowes. A community that embodies the Cartier emblem: an object of desire and fascination that has been a creative signature for Cartier since her first sighting in 1914. The Panthère de Cartier community: Mariacarla Boscono, top model The Italian model Mariacarla Boscono has been a star of the catwalk for nearly twenty years. A record of longevity for this Italian who exudes a casual look and unique presence. Daring, elegance and freedom of spirit make her the true embodiment of a panther. Yasmine Sabri, actress At 30 years old, Yasmine Sabri is one of the most famous Egyptian actresses. She has starred in many lead roles for TV and the big screen. Her filmography in Egypt is an impressive one. Progressive and a feminist, committed to fighting for Arab women’s rights, Yasmine Sabri brings a positive energy and freedom to the Panthère de Cartier image. Annabelle Wallis, actress Born in Oxford to a family in theatre and film, actress Annabelle Wallis found her first big role in The Tudors series, alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers, then as Grace Burgess in Peaky Blinders. Her vitality and radiance epitomise the Cartier panther. Ella Balinska, actress At 22 years old, English actress Ella Balinska lives between London and Los Angeles. Having trained at the Guildford School of Acting, she recently performed in the third instalment of Charlie’s Angels. A specialist in martial arts and javelin throwing, her solar energy naturally connects her to the Panthère de Cartier tribe. Chang Chen, actor Chang Chen has filmed with the greatest of directors, from Hou Hsiao-Hsien to Wong Kar Wai and Ang Lee. His animal magnetism and sophisticated sensuality make him an ideal ambassador for Panthère de Cartier. Karen Mok, actress and singer Born in Hong Kong, SAR China, Karen Mok is incredibly successful in Asia, with seventeen albums and forty films under her belt since she began her career in 1993. A performer who makes an impact wherever she goes and has been awarded a number of the most prestigious artistic distinctions. This power and determination make her a magnetic personality and one of the new ambassadors of Panthère de Cartier. see the video on cartier.com Cartier has entrusted the production of its latest Panthère campaign to the German videographer Jonas Lindstroem, famous for his film Truth or Dare. Cartier’s film unites fearless and unique personalities, who are drawn to the most dangerous creature in the Cartier menagerie for her powers of seduction and desire for power. Untamed and indomitable, the Panthère de Cartier is charged with a magnetism that reveals one's own strength of character. Panthers know their kind; it is a tribe united by instinct and independence. Chang Chen, Annabelle Wallis, Ella Balinska and Mariacarla Boscono feature in the international cast of this film which has been shot all over the world. Wherever they may be, they recognize each other, beguiled by the same animal distinction whose wild, magnetic look is a sign of freedom. The panther accompanies them everywhere with her feline shadow like a copy of themselves. Frees spirits, the artists interpreting the Panthère de Cartier are the modern-day heirs to a prestigious line of the panther’s devotees, including its creator Jeanne Toussaint, The Duchess of Windsor, Maria Felix and Daisy Fellowes. A community that embodies the Cartier emblem: an object of desire and fascination that has been a creative signature for Cartier since her first sighting in 1914. The Panthère de Cartier community: Mariacarla Boscono, top model The Italian model Mariacarla Boscono has been a star of the catwalk for nearly twenty years. A record of longevity for this Italian who exudes a casual look and unique presence. Daring, elegance and freedom of spirit make her the true embodiment of a panther. Yasmine Sabri, actress At 30 years old, Yasmine Sabri is one of the most famous Egyptian actresses. She has starred in many lead roles for TV and the big screen. Her filmography in Egypt is an impressive one. Progressive and a feminist, committed to fighting for Arab women’s rights, Yasmine Sabri brings a positive energy and freedom to the Panthère de Cartier image. Annabelle Wallis, actress Born in Oxford to a family in theatre and film, actress Annabelle Wallis found her first big role in The Tudors series, alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers, then as Grace Burgess in Peaky Blinders. Her vitality and radiance epitomise the Cartier panther. Ella Balinska, actress At 22 years old, English actress Ella Balinska lives between London and Los Angeles. Having trained at the Guildford School of Acting, she recently performed in the third instalment of Charlie’s Angels. A specialist in martial arts and javelin throwing, her solar energy naturally connects her to the Panthère de Cartier tribe. Chang Chen, actor Chang Chen has filmed with the greatest of directors, from Hou Hsiao-Hsien to Wong Kar Wai and Ang Lee. His animal magnetism and sophisticated sensuality make him an ideal ambassador for Panthère de Cartier. Karen Mok, actress and singer Born in Hong Kong, SAR China, Karen Mok is incredibly successful in Asia, with seventeen albums and forty films under her belt since she began her career in 1993. A performer who makes an impact wherever she goes and has been awarded a number of the most prestigious artistic distinctions. This power and determination make her a magnetic personality and one of the new ambassadors of Panthère de Cartier. see the video on cartier.com

Vans in collaboration with Sandy Liang
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Vans in collaboration with Sandy Liang

Accessories A trend setter since 1966, Vans is always ahead of the curve. For spring, the ‘Off The Wall’ brand partners with New York designer Sandy Liang on a fashion forward collection of footwear and apparel. Known for mixing materials like fleece with unique colors and prints, Sandy Liang draws inspiration from her hometown New York and its downtown cool kids, her grandma, and the hand-me-downs of her youth. The quirky collaboration features unique takes on five classic Vans styles plus a head to toe apparel including a hoodie, tee, bike shorts, bucket hat, and crossbody bag.Across each of the Vans x Sandy Liang footwear iterations, materials play a defining role. From fleece-like cheetah prints to metal jewelry affixed directly to the upper, each is as unique as the last. With a built-in ankle bracelet and multiple metal charms sewn directly to the pink velour upper, the Sandy Liang Era stands out as the hero of the lot. Also noteworthy is the similarly styled Old Skool (a second Old Skool colorway features black butterfly art and custom laces), and a cheetah print Classic Slip-On Platform and Vans Sport.On the apparel side, the theme of ‘90s nostalgia continues with marbled colorways and butterfly iconography. The Sandy BF Hoodie features an exaggerated boyfriend fit with novelty eyelets on the hood some with piercing detailing along with embroidered and screen-printed graphics. The Sandy LS BF Tee is made of heavy cotton jersey with novelty wash and discharge bleach art Butterfly graphic on chest and is finished with Checkerboard sleeves. The cycling inspired Sandy Bike Short is a cotton spandex blend with novelty snakeskin print and 7” inseam. A polka dot printed twill Bucket Hat with contrast satin lining and faux sherpa fashion bag—the Sandy Crossbody—featuring a single adjustable strap, exterior zip pocket, elastic cording for extra carrying options, metal hardware and a logo patch mounted on leather rounds out the accessories.   The Vans x Sandy Liang collection will be available in February 2020. A trend setter since 1966, Vans is always ahead of the curve. For spring, the ‘Off The Wall’ brand partners with New York designer Sandy Liang on a fashion forward collection of footwear and apparel. Known for mixing materials like fleece with unique colors and prints, Sandy Liang draws inspiration from her hometown New York and its downtown cool kids, her grandma, and the hand-me-downs of her youth. The quirky collaboration features unique takes on five classic Vans styles plus a head to toe apparel including a hoodie, tee, bike shorts, bucket hat, and crossbody bag.Across each of the Vans x Sandy Liang footwear iterations, materials play a defining role. From fleece-like cheetah prints to metal jewelry affixed directly to the upper, each is as unique as the last. With a built-in ankle bracelet and multiple metal charms sewn directly to the pink velour upper, the Sandy Liang Era stands out as the hero of the lot. Also noteworthy is the similarly styled Old Skool (a second Old Skool colorway features black butterfly art and custom laces), and a cheetah print Classic Slip-On Platform and Vans Sport.On the apparel side, the theme of ‘90s nostalgia continues with marbled colorways and butterfly iconography. The Sandy BF Hoodie features an exaggerated boyfriend fit with novelty eyelets on the hood some with piercing detailing along with embroidered and screen-printed graphics. The Sandy LS BF Tee is made of heavy cotton jersey with novelty wash and discharge bleach art Butterfly graphic on chest and is finished with Checkerboard sleeves. The cycling inspired Sandy Bike Short is a cotton spandex blend with novelty snakeskin print and 7” inseam. A polka dot printed twill Bucket Hat with contrast satin lining and faux sherpa fashion bag—the Sandy Crossbody—featuring a single adjustable strap, exterior zip pocket, elastic cording for extra carrying options, metal hardware and a logo patch mounted on leather rounds out the accessories.   The Vans x Sandy Liang collection will be available in February 2020.

Wrangler launches Texas Slim
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Wrangler launches Texas Slim

Fashion Wrangler launches Texas slim, with an incredible campaign that inspired you to live with the courage to take risks and live to the fullest.  For 30 years, Wrangler’s Texas jeans have been a best-selling fit. Now the denim icon introduces the Texas Slim, a new slimmer version for men. With a regular fit through the thigh, but cut slim on the leg, it includes all the authentic and relaxed elements of the original but with a contemporary, streamlined fit, keeping the heritage alive. To mark the launch, Wrangler creates a campaign to honor the daring and freedom of the America’s last few travelling motorcycle stunt shows. It aligns with Wrangler’s new global Wear with AbandonTM campaign, which celebrates the inspiring idea that life bursts with opportunity and adventure when you live with a spirit of risk and courage. In the early 1900's, motordromes became a popular carnival sideshow at state and county fairs across the United States. Inside the wooden drome, known as the Wall of Death, spectators watch from above as riders orbit its vertical walls on antique motorcycles in a heady mix of speed, noise and adrenaline. Defying death – and gravity. In the first half of the twentieth century there were hundreds of motordromes – now there are just a handful, a travelling piece of Americana, keeping this thrilling piece of motorcycle history alive. The riders trust each other with their lives. They hare stories of the road, broken bones, and a passion for a life of risk and adventure. Going from state to state, bringing heart-stopping danger and the romance of their nomadic lives to small-town America, the team set up and take down the motordrome together – always wearing Wranglers, engineered for hard, heavy work, and with enduring authentic Western style. Wrangler is the iconic denim cowboy brand, created in 1947 to serve cowboys and ranch workers, but soon adopted by rebels and trailblazers. Wrangler recognizes this spirit in the America’s motordrome riders, the men (and sometimes women) risking their lives to thrill a crowd, who are ensuring this way of life survives into a new generation. "Cowboys on steel, always in Wranglers." Wrangler launches Texas slim, with an incredible campaign that inspired you to live with the courage to take risks and live to the fullest.  For 30 years, Wrangler’s Texas jeans have been a best-selling fit. Now the denim icon introduces the Texas Slim, a new slimmer version for men. With a regular fit through the thigh, but cut slim on the leg, it includes all the authentic and relaxed elements of the original but with a contemporary, streamlined fit, keeping the heritage alive. To mark the launch, Wrangler creates a campaign to honor the daring and freedom of the America’s last few travelling motorcycle stunt shows. It aligns with Wrangler’s new global Wear with AbandonTM campaign, which celebrates the inspiring idea that life bursts with opportunity and adventure when you live with a spirit of risk and courage. In the early 1900's, motordromes became a popular carnival sideshow at state and county fairs across the United States. Inside the wooden drome, known as the Wall of Death, spectators watch from above as riders orbit its vertical walls on antique motorcycles in a heady mix of speed, noise and adrenaline. Defying death – and gravity. In the first half of the twentieth century there were hundreds of motordromes – now there are just a handful, a travelling piece of Americana, keeping this thrilling piece of motorcycle history alive. The riders trust each other with their lives. They hare stories of the road, broken bones, and a passion for a life of risk and adventure. Going from state to state, bringing heart-stopping danger and the romance of their nomadic lives to small-town America, the team set up and take down the motordrome together – always wearing Wranglers, engineered for hard, heavy work, and with enduring authentic Western style. Wrangler is the iconic denim cowboy brand, created in 1947 to serve cowboys and ranch workers, but soon adopted by rebels and trailblazers. Wrangler recognizes this spirit in the America’s motordrome riders, the men (and sometimes women) risking their lives to thrill a crowd, who are ensuring this way of life survives into a new generation. "Cowboys on steel, always in Wranglers."

Givenchy launches: Gentleman eau de parfum Boisée
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Givenchy launches: Gentleman eau de parfum Boisée

Beauty Since 2017, the Gentleman Givenchy line offers a new vision of elegance combining audacity and delicacy. In 2020, Gentleman Givenchy’s power of attraction is intensifying with an unprecedented fragrance: Gentleman Givenchy Eau de Parfum Boisée, a new interpretation of the range that reveals Gentleman’s sensual side to the full. A surprising fragrance that pairs the warmth of ery wood with the subtle elegance of iris... Like a gentleman who demonstrates character and sensitivity in equal measure. Composed by master perfumers Nathalie Lorson and Olivier Cresp like the line’s three previous creations, this oral woody spicy scent leads us into a fragrant encounter whose charm works in three stages: AN INITIAL SPICY CONTACT It’s love at first sight from the beginning... Fresh and multifaceted coriander seed fuses with black pepper to enliven green geranium notes. A TÊTE-À-TÊTE WITH IRIS More than a timeless elegant ingredient, iris is a distinctive element in Gentleman Givenchy’s history, a signature of sophistication. At the heart of the Eau de Parfum Boisée, this ower is structured around cedar and an addictive cocoa that adds a touch of warmth to the note. A WOODY CARESS The mysterious depth of patchouli contrasts with the enveloping voluptuousness of sandalwood. The senses lose themselves in a burning wood accord. A modern adaptation of a vintage Givenchy design, the Gentleman Givenchy bottle exudes a timeless attitude with its understated lines. The eternal elegance of simplicity. After pure white and tuxedo black, it has adopted a brand new dress code for Gentleman Givenchy Eau de Parfum Boisée: the glass is tinted brown, while the band takes on a woody appearance marked by gold-toned writing.  Bold and tender in one, sophisticated and laid-back, sexy and funny... the Givenchy gentleman is a hero whose personality has more than one facet, not to mention more than one contradiction. In any case, he graciously asserts his uniqueness. He boasts a witty style, as seen in the ad campaigns in which he is played by one of the most talented British actors: Aaron Taylor-Johnson. The actor brilliantly embodies the Givenchy gentleman in all his spontaneity and elegance. He is the archetype of today’s gentleman: entirely in step with his time, he is a committed feminist who doesn’t hesitate to speak up to defend any form of equal rights. It is no coincidence that he forms one of cinema’s most inspiring power couples of our time with his wife, director Sam Taylor-Johnson. more on @givenchybeauty Since 2017, the Gentleman Givenchy line offers a new vision of elegance combining audacity and delicacy. In 2020, Gentleman Givenchy’s power of attraction is intensifying with an unprecedented fragrance: Gentleman Givenchy Eau de Parfum Boisée, a new interpretation of the range that reveals Gentleman’s sensual side to the full. A surprising fragrance that pairs the warmth of ery wood with the subtle elegance of iris... Like a gentleman who demonstrates character and sensitivity in equal measure. Composed by master perfumers Nathalie Lorson and Olivier Cresp like the line’s three previous creations, this oral woody spicy scent leads us into a fragrant encounter whose charm works in three stages: AN INITIAL SPICY CONTACT It’s love at first sight from the beginning... Fresh and multifaceted coriander seed fuses with black pepper to enliven green geranium notes. A TÊTE-À-TÊTE WITH IRIS More than a timeless elegant ingredient, iris is a distinctive element in Gentleman Givenchy’s history, a signature of sophistication. At the heart of the Eau de Parfum Boisée, this ower is structured around cedar and an addictive cocoa that adds a touch of warmth to the note. A WOODY CARESS The mysterious depth of patchouli contrasts with the enveloping voluptuousness of sandalwood. The senses lose themselves in a burning wood accord. A modern adaptation of a vintage Givenchy design, the Gentleman Givenchy bottle exudes a timeless attitude with its understated lines. The eternal elegance of simplicity. After pure white and tuxedo black, it has adopted a brand new dress code for Gentleman Givenchy Eau de Parfum Boisée: the glass is tinted brown, while the band takes on a woody appearance marked by gold-toned writing.  Bold and tender in one, sophisticated and laid-back, sexy and funny... the Givenchy gentleman is a hero whose personality has more than one facet, not to mention more than one contradiction. In any case, he graciously asserts his uniqueness. He boasts a witty style, as seen in the ad campaigns in which he is played by one of the most talented British actors: Aaron Taylor-Johnson. The actor brilliantly embodies the Givenchy gentleman in all his spontaneity and elegance. He is the archetype of today’s gentleman: entirely in step with his time, he is a committed feminist who doesn’t hesitate to speak up to defend any form of equal rights. It is no coincidence that he forms one of cinema’s most inspiring power couples of our time with his wife, director Sam Taylor-Johnson. more on @givenchybeauty

Dior in Miami
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Dior in Miami

Fashion exclusive images by Victor Vergara from the Dior men's show in Miami. #DiorMiami exclusive images by Victor Vergara from the Dior men's show in Miami. #DiorMiami

At Givenchy, stars align for their new campaign
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At Givenchy, stars align for their new campaign

Fashion For its Spring-Summer 2020 advertising campaign, the House of Givenchy revisits its signature “couple” theme with an iconoclastic new pairing. In a glamorous, fresh dichotomy, the House reveals two icons — Charlotte Rampling and Marc Jacobs — in a campaign lensed by the photographer Craig McDean, with guidance from Givenchy Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller. Together and individually, the Paris-based actress and the New York-based designer appear in portraits that boldly celebrate individualistic beauty and the liberated, self-assured attitude so emblematic of Givenchy. The series honors the “Givenchy sitting” style of portraiture, a celebration of strength, wit and innate elegance. It follows the campaign starring Ariana Grande, for the Fall-Winter 2019 season. Wearing directional looks and key accessories from the Spring-Summer 2020 collection, each icon appears in his or her signature style, Rampling in masculine tailoring and Jacobs in more feminine pieces. Both radiate strength of character, their natural grandeur further underscored by a neutral setting. Dual perspectives feature close-ups and three-quarter length images in color and black and white. In single portraits, they offer a personal take on Bond accessories. Dressed in graphic black and white, Rampling folds the Bond shopper under her arm while Jacobs, dressed in a shiny black overcoat, carries a men’s Bond duffle that’s filled to capacity. In a naturalistic three-quarter portrait, Rampling gazes at the viewer with her signature mysterious half-smile, the season’s star handbag, the ID93 in buttery yellow suede, slung casually over her shoulder. In another image, she appears dressed in a trench and smoky aviators with the Mystic bag in cognac leather. A dual portrait shows the stars radiating grace and confidence. Posing back-to-back, they embody a complementary take on the season’s sophisticated red floral motifs. In the campaign’s companion video, Rampling and Jacobs stars appear “as they are”. Rampling - dressed in her signature masculine/feminine style – offers Jacobs a master class in the dramatic arts. With timeless chic and natural grace, the English icon coolly plays foil to the New York-based designer’s extravagant, tongue-in-cheek take on femininity. Surreal and absurd elements show the season’s footwear playing telephone, for example. The Givenchy Spring-Summer 2020 advertising campaign will be released online today and break in the March issue of selected magazines worldwide. Creative Director: Clare Waight Keller Photographer: Craig McDean, Talents: Charlotte Rampling and Marc Jacobs Video Screenplay: Hermione Hoby  For its Spring-Summer 2020 advertising campaign, the House of Givenchy revisits its signature “couple” theme with an iconoclastic new pairing. In a glamorous, fresh dichotomy, the House reveals two icons — Charlotte Rampling and Marc Jacobs — in a campaign lensed by the photographer Craig McDean, with guidance from Givenchy Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller. Together and individually, the Paris-based actress and the New York-based designer appear in portraits that boldly celebrate individualistic beauty and the liberated, self-assured attitude so emblematic of Givenchy. The series honors the “Givenchy sitting” style of portraiture, a celebration of strength, wit and innate elegance. It follows the campaign starring Ariana Grande, for the Fall-Winter 2019 season. Wearing directional looks and key accessories from the Spring-Summer 2020 collection, each icon appears in his or her signature style, Rampling in masculine tailoring and Jacobs in more feminine pieces. Both radiate strength of character, their natural grandeur further underscored by a neutral setting. Dual perspectives feature close-ups and three-quarter length images in color and black and white. In single portraits, they offer a personal take on Bond accessories. Dressed in graphic black and white, Rampling folds the Bond shopper under her arm while Jacobs, dressed in a shiny black overcoat, carries a men’s Bond duffle that’s filled to capacity. In a naturalistic three-quarter portrait, Rampling gazes at the viewer with her signature mysterious half-smile, the season’s star handbag, the ID93 in buttery yellow suede, slung casually over her shoulder. In another image, she appears dressed in a trench and smoky aviators with the Mystic bag in cognac leather. A dual portrait shows the stars radiating grace and confidence. Posing back-to-back, they embody a complementary take on the season’s sophisticated red floral motifs. In the campaign’s companion video, Rampling and Jacobs stars appear “as they are”. Rampling - dressed in her signature masculine/feminine style – offers Jacobs a master class in the dramatic arts. With timeless chic and natural grace, the English icon coolly plays foil to the New York-based designer’s extravagant, tongue-in-cheek take on femininity. Surreal and absurd elements show the season’s footwear playing telephone, for example. The Givenchy Spring-Summer 2020 advertising campaign will be released online today and break in the March issue of selected magazines worldwide. Creative Director: Clare Waight Keller Photographer: Craig McDean, Talents: Charlotte Rampling and Marc Jacobs Video Screenplay: Hermione Hoby 

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