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Vans and Anderson .Paak Come Together to Celebrate Family and Community in Second Delivery of Footwear, Apparel and Accessories this December
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Vans and Anderson .Paak Come Together to Celebrate Family and Community in Second Delivery of Footwear, Apparel and Accessories this December

Accessories Last month, Vans, the original action sports brand and global advocate for creative expression was proud to welcome Anderson .Paak to the Vans Family as the brand’s first official Global Music Ambassador. This December, Vans and AP come together to deliver a follow-up assortment of footwear, apparel and accessories designed by AP. Inspired by his sons, Soul Rasheed and Shine, his second Vans collection is a dedication to the Grammy-award winning artist’s family and community. The second installment of the Vans x Anderson .Paak collaboration will be available globally on December 11.     Using Vans’ original skate school as his canvas, AP has reimagined the Old Skool in two fun and funky colorways inspired by his sons, Soul and Shine. Using corduroy uppers, the Old Skool Soulito is decorated with cozy purple uppers. A second Old Skool Ziti uses the multi-panel construction to showcase color block treated uppers outfitted in a tactile fuzzy suede in blue, purple and green. An homage to family, the footwear assortment includes kids and toddler sizing. Each footwear model is finished with a green waffle sole, as it is the color of creativity. As a complement to the footwear, AP designed a men’s reversible Chore Jacket that provides two looks in one, a purple plaid or a solid purple canvas option, outfitted with black corduroy collar and a purple corduroy backpack. For finishing touches, the Vans x AP Bucket Hat is available in two complimenting colorways, including purple plaid and a kelly green terrycloth colorway.     Vans Family members can sign-up to be the first fans to exclusively shop the Vans x Anderson .Paak Old Skool Soulito on Vans.eu/family. The Vans x Anderson .Paak collection is available worldwide beginning December 11 at Vans retail locations and online at Vans.eu/AndersonPaak. Last month, Vans, the original action sports brand and global advocate for creative expression was proud to welcome Anderson .Paak to the Vans Family as the brand’s first official Global Music Ambassador. This December, Vans and AP come together to deliver a follow-up assortment of footwear, apparel and accessories designed by AP. Inspired by his sons, Soul Rasheed and Shine, his second Vans collection is a dedication to the Grammy-award winning artist’s family and community. The second installment of the Vans x Anderson .Paak collaboration will be available globally on December 11.     Using Vans’ original skate school as his canvas, AP has reimagined the Old Skool in two fun and funky colorways inspired by his sons, Soul and Shine. Using corduroy uppers, the Old Skool Soulito is decorated with cozy purple uppers. A second Old Skool Ziti uses the multi-panel construction to showcase color block treated uppers outfitted in a tactile fuzzy suede in blue, purple and green. An homage to family, the footwear assortment includes kids and toddler sizing. Each footwear model is finished with a green waffle sole, as it is the color of creativity. As a complement to the footwear, AP designed a men’s reversible Chore Jacket that provides two looks in one, a purple plaid or a solid purple canvas option, outfitted with black corduroy collar and a purple corduroy backpack. For finishing touches, the Vans x AP Bucket Hat is available in two complimenting colorways, including purple plaid and a kelly green terrycloth colorway.     Vans Family members can sign-up to be the first fans to exclusively shop the Vans x Anderson .Paak Old Skool Soulito on Vans.eu/family. The Vans x Anderson .Paak collection is available worldwide beginning December 11 at Vans retail locations and online at Vans.eu/AndersonPaak.

TOMMY JEANS CAN'T GET ENOUGH CRITTER PRINT
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TOMMY JEANS CAN'T GET ENOUGH CRITTER PRINT

Fashion Across courduroy and demin, their Fall 2020 TOMMY JEANS collection spotlights a mash-up of critter embroidered styles to wear as statement pieces or paired together.       Sustainability is the heartbeat of the brand, and Fall 2020 is no exception with a range of 100% recycled denim and organic cotton.       Explore the collection on: https://nl.tommy.com/gerecyclede-jeans   Across courduroy and demin, their Fall 2020 TOMMY JEANS collection spotlights a mash-up of critter embroidered styles to wear as statement pieces or paired together.       Sustainability is the heartbeat of the brand, and Fall 2020 is no exception with a range of 100% recycled denim and organic cotton.       Explore the collection on: https://nl.tommy.com/gerecyclede-jeans  

Exclusive editorial in collaboration with LARDINI
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Exclusive editorial in collaboration with LARDINI

Fashion Exclusive editorial collaboration with LARDINI, captured in Croatia by Filip Koludrovic.     Team credits: photography: FILIP KOLUDROVIC editor: TIMOTEJ LETONJA models: TESA PAVIC & EUGEN RENKO   You can explore the new collection of Lardini here: https://www.lardini.com/it_it/?gclid=CjwKCAiA8Jf-BRB-EiwAWDtEGtBoYWY2atnJTg3eS3jK0VgBc6uHbuy4ea5ojzr_6lDlA8-x31w4phoCnsIQAvD_BwE Exclusive editorial collaboration with LARDINI, captured in Croatia by Filip Koludrovic.     Team credits: photography: FILIP KOLUDROVIC editor: TIMOTEJ LETONJA models: TESA PAVIC & EUGEN RENKO   You can explore the new collection of Lardini here: https://www.lardini.com/it_it/?gclid=CjwKCAiA8Jf-BRB-EiwAWDtEGtBoYWY2atnJTg3eS3jK0VgBc6uHbuy4ea5ojzr_6lDlA8-x31w4phoCnsIQAvD_BwE

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GIVENCHY DEBUTS "TEASER" CAPSULE COLLECTION BY MATTHEW M. WILLIAMS
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GIVENCHY DEBUTS "TEASER" CAPSULE COLLECTION BY MATTHEW M. WILLIAMS

Fashion Givenchy is pleased to unveil a “Teaser” capsule of clothes and accessories from Creative Director Matthew M. Williams’ first collection for the House.     An edited selection from the Spring-Summer 2021 ready-to-wear collection features playful, slightly subversive and effortlessly elegant looks for both women and men. Directional pieces accentuate new tailoring for women as embodied by a long, fitted blazer with a draped collar and slim, high-rise trousers with fusing at the ankles. Denims are embellished with audacious, intricate treatments that give them unique crackled or lustrous finishes. A soft, denim-like jacquard with a textured weave reprises the House’s iconic 4G emblem. Statement outerwear includes a lightweight, tailored three- quarter length coat in croc-print calfskin bonded with nappa, and voluminous urban windbreakers also in croc-print leather or in black ottoman.     Key pieces for men include a single-breasted jacket with an overlay collar and the 4G emblem discreetly embroidered on the lining. Classic-fit trousers nod to the iconic Antigona bags with original yet discreet metallic details, as do boxy shirts with zip and snap closures. An oversized parka in technical ottoman emphasizes Givenchy’s of-the-moment urban spirit, with design elements that make it both functional and elegant. Hoodies and sweatshirts, too, are embellished with newly restyled Givenchy emblems.     A love of hardware being central to his fashion aesthetic, Matthew M. Williams created a series of tech- forward prints for T-shirts with a 3D chain-embossed detail at the neck or trompe l’oeil renderings of locks and eyelets clenched over spliced “GIVENCHY” lettering.     This season’s essential bags likewise feature distinctive hardware that was specially developed by Matthew M. Williams for Givenchy. The new Antigona in black box leather now has dual Givenchy signatures, longer handles and a 4G padlock. Additional styles include two cross-body bags, the unisex Vertical mini with chain and the Antigona U for men.     Footwear includes the Lock ankle boot, the Marshmallow wedge slide for women and flat sandal for men, and the GIV 1 high-performance men’s sneaker with a lightweight, transparent sole, in black or white.     The statement-making flat cap with horns and a black leather belt with a G-chain buckle round out this premiere.     The “Teaser” capsule collection will premiere exclusively in seven Givenchy stores in Europe, Asia and the US, as well as on givenchy.com in selected countries from December 1st to 22nd, 2020. It will be followed by the first official drop by Matthew M Williams, for Summer 2021, which will bow acrossGivenchy’s worldwide retail network on February 26th, 2021. Givenchy is pleased to unveil a “Teaser” capsule of clothes and accessories from Creative Director Matthew M. Williams’ first collection for the House.     An edited selection from the Spring-Summer 2021 ready-to-wear collection features playful, slightly subversive and effortlessly elegant looks for both women and men. Directional pieces accentuate new tailoring for women as embodied by a long, fitted blazer with a draped collar and slim, high-rise trousers with fusing at the ankles. Denims are embellished with audacious, intricate treatments that give them unique crackled or lustrous finishes. A soft, denim-like jacquard with a textured weave reprises the House’s iconic 4G emblem. Statement outerwear includes a lightweight, tailored three- quarter length coat in croc-print calfskin bonded with nappa, and voluminous urban windbreakers also in croc-print leather or in black ottoman.     Key pieces for men include a single-breasted jacket with an overlay collar and the 4G emblem discreetly embroidered on the lining. Classic-fit trousers nod to the iconic Antigona bags with original yet discreet metallic details, as do boxy shirts with zip and snap closures. An oversized parka in technical ottoman emphasizes Givenchy’s of-the-moment urban spirit, with design elements that make it both functional and elegant. Hoodies and sweatshirts, too, are embellished with newly restyled Givenchy emblems.     A love of hardware being central to his fashion aesthetic, Matthew M. Williams created a series of tech- forward prints for T-shirts with a 3D chain-embossed detail at the neck or trompe l’oeil renderings of locks and eyelets clenched over spliced “GIVENCHY” lettering.     This season’s essential bags likewise feature distinctive hardware that was specially developed by Matthew M. Williams for Givenchy. The new Antigona in black box leather now has dual Givenchy signatures, longer handles and a 4G padlock. Additional styles include two cross-body bags, the unisex Vertical mini with chain and the Antigona U for men.     Footwear includes the Lock ankle boot, the Marshmallow wedge slide for women and flat sandal for men, and the GIV 1 high-performance men’s sneaker with a lightweight, transparent sole, in black or white.     The statement-making flat cap with horns and a black leather belt with a G-chain buckle round out this premiere.     The “Teaser” capsule collection will premiere exclusively in seven Givenchy stores in Europe, Asia and the US, as well as on givenchy.com in selected countries from December 1st to 22nd, 2020. It will be followed by the first official drop by Matthew M Williams, for Summer 2021, which will bow acrossGivenchy’s worldwide retail network on February 26th, 2021.

Kaspersky and KRAKATAU present unique collection customized by your digital imprint
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Kaspersky and KRAKATAU present unique collection customized by your digital imprint

Fashion Today, self-expression is not only about showing our individuality through the clothes we wear and how we look but also by what we do online - with many of us using new media to share our views and beliefs. How can people create their digital identities and express themselves while keeping their unique personality safe online? To raise awareness about the importance of privacy and freedom of self-expression, Kaspersky and international techware brand KRAKATAU have launched a collection of garments that can be customized via an owner’s digital identity imprint – the Safe_expression collection.   According to recent Kaspersky research, 37% of millennials think that they are too boring to ever be the victim of cybercrime. However, analysis of several Darknet markets by Kaspersky experts shows that our data can be valuable not only for us but also for cybercriminals. Thus, among the most prized and desired data sold on these markets are selfies that are shared with documents, such as passports or drivers’ licenses (worth up to $40-60), medical records (up to $30), credit card details (up to $20), PayPal accounts (up to $500), and full ID information (up to $10). This information can be used for various malicious purposes, from using peoples’ data to receive money, to blackmailing them.   The internet and online services give us vast opportunities to share our views and connect with people around the world, and we need to make sure it is a safe place to express ourselves. Today, being an individual means being brave and bold with your opinions and the task of safely expressing ourselves becomes a non-trivial one. Kaspersky is committed to protecting people’s unique data and aims to create opportunities so people can express themselves safely.     The exclusive collection designed with KRAKATAU invites you to create a garment that shows off your unique personality and reveals how ready you are to protect your privacy. The clothing items are based on a person’s digital imprint. By simply answering a few questions from a special chat bot about your online behavior and privacy habits, you will receive your very own unique print. The print is crafted from unique algorithms that analyze users’ privacy concerns. The more a person is concerned about their privacy – the more complex or the more harmonious a print will be.     “Expressing individuality has always been important for people and today we have a lot more opportunities to do it digitally. We see how people can create a positive change in the world by sharing their stories and what they stand for. But it’s also important that our self-expression should also be safe as each one of us is unique and the data we share online is of exceptional value, making it crucial for us all to know how to protect it,” comments Andrew Winton, Vice President for Global Marketing at Kaspersky. “By creating this collection with KRAKATAU we want to talk about privacy and safety in a way that it can relate to fashion and simply explain how your self-expression can remain independent and protected.”   “What we especially liked about this collaboration idea is the creative Do It Yourself (DIY) element, where people can customize clothes to fit their personalities. What’s more, the customization is not based on people’s emotions but on how they use their devices and their digital habits, which is highly important in today's digital world. In the end, security has become the key theme of the collection – it demonstrates how you can keep your data safe online, while the clothing items from the collection protect you from harsh real-world weather conditions,” comments the KRAKATAU team.     The Safe_expression limited collection uses experimental technologies and features t-shirts, sweatshirts and jackets in contrasting black and neon green colors. The items in the collection are made of Repreve functional recycling insulation and membrane fabric with water-repellent coating. Each piece is complemented by minimalistic design marks and can activate the idea behind the collection, which is to create a personalized garment customized by your digital imprint in an online builder, via the brand's website https://krakatauwear.com/pages/safe-expression. Today, self-expression is not only about showing our individuality through the clothes we wear and how we look but also by what we do online - with many of us using new media to share our views and beliefs. How can people create their digital identities and express themselves while keeping their unique personality safe online? To raise awareness about the importance of privacy and freedom of self-expression, Kaspersky and international techware brand KRAKATAU have launched a collection of garments that can be customized via an owner’s digital identity imprint – the Safe_expression collection.   According to recent Kaspersky research, 37% of millennials think that they are too boring to ever be the victim of cybercrime. However, analysis of several Darknet markets by Kaspersky experts shows that our data can be valuable not only for us but also for cybercriminals. Thus, among the most prized and desired data sold on these markets are selfies that are shared with documents, such as passports or drivers’ licenses (worth up to $40-60), medical records (up to $30), credit card details (up to $20), PayPal accounts (up to $500), and full ID information (up to $10). This information can be used for various malicious purposes, from using peoples’ data to receive money, to blackmailing them.   The internet and online services give us vast opportunities to share our views and connect with people around the world, and we need to make sure it is a safe place to express ourselves. Today, being an individual means being brave and bold with your opinions and the task of safely expressing ourselves becomes a non-trivial one. Kaspersky is committed to protecting people’s unique data and aims to create opportunities so people can express themselves safely.     The exclusive collection designed with KRAKATAU invites you to create a garment that shows off your unique personality and reveals how ready you are to protect your privacy. The clothing items are based on a person’s digital imprint. By simply answering a few questions from a special chat bot about your online behavior and privacy habits, you will receive your very own unique print. The print is crafted from unique algorithms that analyze users’ privacy concerns. The more a person is concerned about their privacy – the more complex or the more harmonious a print will be.     “Expressing individuality has always been important for people and today we have a lot more opportunities to do it digitally. We see how people can create a positive change in the world by sharing their stories and what they stand for. But it’s also important that our self-expression should also be safe as each one of us is unique and the data we share online is of exceptional value, making it crucial for us all to know how to protect it,” comments Andrew Winton, Vice President for Global Marketing at Kaspersky. “By creating this collection with KRAKATAU we want to talk about privacy and safety in a way that it can relate to fashion and simply explain how your self-expression can remain independent and protected.”   “What we especially liked about this collaboration idea is the creative Do It Yourself (DIY) element, where people can customize clothes to fit their personalities. What’s more, the customization is not based on people’s emotions but on how they use their devices and their digital habits, which is highly important in today's digital world. In the end, security has become the key theme of the collection – it demonstrates how you can keep your data safe online, while the clothing items from the collection protect you from harsh real-world weather conditions,” comments the KRAKATAU team.     The Safe_expression limited collection uses experimental technologies and features t-shirts, sweatshirts and jackets in contrasting black and neon green colors. The items in the collection are made of Repreve functional recycling insulation and membrane fabric with water-repellent coating. Each piece is complemented by minimalistic design marks and can activate the idea behind the collection, which is to create a personalized garment customized by your digital imprint in an online builder, via the brand's website https://krakatauwear.com/pages/safe-expression.

SAINT LAURENT DENIM #YSL35 BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO
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SAINT LAURENT DENIM #YSL35 BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO

Fashion   Art Direction: Anthony Vaccarello Director: Gray Sorrenti Talents: Rosé, Yves Rohloff, Elise Van Iterson, Mika Schneider, Najib Abdi, Zso Varju, Vova Slivka     #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent @anthonyvaccarello   Art Direction: Anthony Vaccarello Director: Gray Sorrenti Talents: Rosé, Yves Rohloff, Elise Van Iterson, Mika Schneider, Najib Abdi, Zso Varju, Vova Slivka     #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent @anthonyvaccarello

Maasmechelen Village introduces virtual shopping
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Maasmechelen Village introduces virtual shopping

Fashion As the world continues to evolve, Maasmechelen Village is committed to continue to provide the outstanding service it is known for, and is therefore reimagining its guest experience with virtual shopping. This new service will be available across all 11 Villages of The Bicester Village Shopping Collection, to further complement and serve the everchanging needs and lifestyles of its customers.        Virtual shopping consists of two main services: Home Delivery and Reserve & Collect, which are both made available via the Maasmechelen Village website. This way, guests will be able to purchase their desired products direct from the boutiques of Maasmechelen Village, from the comfort and safety of their own home.      Home Delivery: your favourite brands brought to you:   Customers can now purchase items from their favourite brands in Maasmechelen Village, and have their purchases shipped securely and directly to their home. In order to enjoy this service, guests are invited to go to the Maasmechelen Village website, and contact the boutique directly to arrange a private virtual appointment. Together with their client advisor, the customer can discover the latest offers and new arrivals. This appointment can take place over the telephone, via video call, by email or even via WhatsApp.     Reserve & Collect: a safe and surprising shopping experience:   To enjoy this service, customers can browse available items on the Maasmechelen Village website, or contact the participating boutiques in order to discover other collections and offers, and to have them reserve the items they wish to purchase. A pick-up appointment will be organized at the customer’s best convenience, so they can to collect their order from the boutique. Upon arrival to Maasmechelen Village, guests will be welcomed by a VIP Host, who will ensure a pleasant and comforting experience. Reserve & Collectoffers a unique and exceptional moment, as guests will be the first to discover and enjoy the magical Christmas decorations of the Village… Which they will have all to themselves. And not to forget, guests can take advantage of the Village’s five star services, such as complimentary parking.     The Bicester Village Shopping Collection’s Virtual Shopping services ensure that Maasmechelen Village can continue to connect and engage with its community of global citizens, both at home and internationally. As the world continues to evolve, Maasmechelen Village is committed to continue to provide the outstanding service it is known for, and is therefore reimagining its guest experience with virtual shopping. This new service will be available across all 11 Villages of The Bicester Village Shopping Collection, to further complement and serve the everchanging needs and lifestyles of its customers.        Virtual shopping consists of two main services: Home Delivery and Reserve & Collect, which are both made available via the Maasmechelen Village website. This way, guests will be able to purchase their desired products direct from the boutiques of Maasmechelen Village, from the comfort and safety of their own home.      Home Delivery: your favourite brands brought to you:   Customers can now purchase items from their favourite brands in Maasmechelen Village, and have their purchases shipped securely and directly to their home. In order to enjoy this service, guests are invited to go to the Maasmechelen Village website, and contact the boutique directly to arrange a private virtual appointment. Together with their client advisor, the customer can discover the latest offers and new arrivals. This appointment can take place over the telephone, via video call, by email or even via WhatsApp.     Reserve & Collect: a safe and surprising shopping experience:   To enjoy this service, customers can browse available items on the Maasmechelen Village website, or contact the participating boutiques in order to discover other collections and offers, and to have them reserve the items they wish to purchase. A pick-up appointment will be organized at the customer’s best convenience, so they can to collect their order from the boutique. Upon arrival to Maasmechelen Village, guests will be welcomed by a VIP Host, who will ensure a pleasant and comforting experience. Reserve & Collectoffers a unique and exceptional moment, as guests will be the first to discover and enjoy the magical Christmas decorations of the Village… Which they will have all to themselves. And not to forget, guests can take advantage of the Village’s five star services, such as complimentary parking.     The Bicester Village Shopping Collection’s Virtual Shopping services ensure that Maasmechelen Village can continue to connect and engage with its community of global citizens, both at home and internationally.

SO Presents: Casey Amsterdam
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SO Presents: Casey Amsterdam

Accessories The first sustainable and vegan brand for phone cases.     After having worked together at a large commercial phone brand, power couple Seger and Kristie dreamed of founding their own company. A company which focuses on values they consider important: sustainability, honesty and animal welfare. With Casey Amsterdam they realized that dream as they have now launched the first sustainable and vegan phone case brand.     The new way of carrying your phone:   The collection consists of a sustainable line of cases made of biodegradable material and a vegan line of cases made of high-quality faux leather. The label was also the first to design a phone case which you wear on the long side of the phone (like a holster). This way your phone is worn close to your body, and you won’t have it dangling down like the existing phone bags. Typically something which makes you wonder: why wasn’t this on the market already? Surely to say that this is the result of the creative "out-of-the-box" thinking that characterizes the brand.      Quality and environment:   Casey Amsterdam always strives for the highest possible quality while taking the environment into account. This is at the heart of their brand culture; from the manual manufacturing of the products to sustainable decision making in respect of all steps of the manufacturing, transport and sales processes. In addition, the brand is on a mission towards a world in which we no longer wear or use real leather. We strongly oppose to the way we are currently treating our animals. Casey is therefore proud to have obtained the Peta Approved Vegan quality mark for the premium microfiber material they developed themselves. "It looks like leather. It feels like leather. It endures like leather. But it's vegan."     As a fashion accessory, a practical way to store your phone, or as a conscious choice to contribute to a world where sustainable and fair manufacturing is practiced.  Casey Amsterdam is the first Dutch brand to produce vegan phone cases with the upmost love and passion. The first sustainable and vegan brand for phone cases.     After having worked together at a large commercial phone brand, power couple Seger and Kristie dreamed of founding their own company. A company which focuses on values they consider important: sustainability, honesty and animal welfare. With Casey Amsterdam they realized that dream as they have now launched the first sustainable and vegan phone case brand.     The new way of carrying your phone:   The collection consists of a sustainable line of cases made of biodegradable material and a vegan line of cases made of high-quality faux leather. The label was also the first to design a phone case which you wear on the long side of the phone (like a holster). This way your phone is worn close to your body, and you won’t have it dangling down like the existing phone bags. Typically something which makes you wonder: why wasn’t this on the market already? Surely to say that this is the result of the creative "out-of-the-box" thinking that characterizes the brand.      Quality and environment:   Casey Amsterdam always strives for the highest possible quality while taking the environment into account. This is at the heart of their brand culture; from the manual manufacturing of the products to sustainable decision making in respect of all steps of the manufacturing, transport and sales processes. In addition, the brand is on a mission towards a world in which we no longer wear or use real leather. We strongly oppose to the way we are currently treating our animals. Casey is therefore proud to have obtained the Peta Approved Vegan quality mark for the premium microfiber material they developed themselves. "It looks like leather. It feels like leather. It endures like leather. But it's vegan."     As a fashion accessory, a practical way to store your phone, or as a conscious choice to contribute to a world where sustainable and fair manufacturing is practiced.  Casey Amsterdam is the first Dutch brand to produce vegan phone cases with the upmost love and passion.

In conversation with Creative Director of Lardini, Luigi Lardini
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In conversation with Creative Director of Lardini, Luigi Lardini

Fashion We had a delight speaking with the Creative Director of Lardini, Luigi Lardini.     How are you staying creative during these weird times this year?   In these difficult times I keep creativity with the memories of the past. Sometimes a simple smell or a song on the radio is enough to take me back in time, reliving those wonderful moments.  Creativity is also kept alive by remembering perfectly the way we dressed once, or by finding some old drawings, photos from the past. My style office thus revisits old garments by updating them in models.  In addition, I observe a lot of the way women dress. I believe their way of dressing is fresh, updated and looks to the future. I take inspiration from their colors, fabrics and volumes of some garments.      What is the inspiration and story behind the new Fall & Winter collection?   We started to design the moodboard of the next AI21/22at the end of the first lockdown and this led us to reflect on something:the importance of some values related to the world and the beauty of nature that surrounds us,which gained more strengththanks to this forced stop. From this reflection it was easy to direct us to "Land ART", to this form of contemporary art that is expressed with the intervention of man in the territory of nature.This is the new mood of Fall Winter collection.      How are you as a brand following and embracing sustainability aspects?   We have been following the sustainability issue carefully for some seasons, inserting fabrics such as polyester from the recovery of plastic bottles or GRS certified recycled fabrics, combined with recycled accessories such as buttons and labels in the collection. Also for the women collection sustainability is essentialand we use the fake eco-friendly furs.As humans, we all have to contribute to make the world a better place. For the next SS22 we are confident to create our own “sustainable” total look capsule.     The selection of shirts for Autumn and Winter includes an introduction to a new “techno fabric”. Can you tell our readers more about it and the new fabric.   The introduction of a technical fabric in "formal shirts”has revolutionized the way they are used. Comfortable, light, anti-crease and breathable, it is a highly flexible fabric that adapts to every movement giving maximum comfort. To be worn even with the most formal of Lardini suits, the "techno fabric" has made it possible to give a valid alternative to classic cotton but adding the performance of an increasingly popular "casualwear".     How do you ensure that the furs  used in your designs are eco-friendly?   We have never liked to use fur of any kind, in replacement when necessary, we prefer to prepare collars or insides of the fur garments that derive from soft alpaca or camel yarns already used in knitwear.     When did you start your company Lardini and what made you establish a fashion brand? What is the story and ambition behind it?   Our 40th anniversary in the business has been a great achievement. In these years we have always tried to combine heritage and innovation.  The first me, with a passion for style and elegance, started out in the Seventies by creating a menswear collection. Mybrother andsisters, Andrea, Lorena and Annarita, joined forces with meand we opened a tailoring workshop, in 1978, which attracted some of the biggest names in the fashion industry.  The first Lardini menswear collection was launched in 1998, and it attracted the interest of the international markets in just a few years.  Ambition and the key of our success is the constant research of the fabrics innovation, passion and love for quality. There are many artisan phases to produce sophisticated details, and to create a garment. The combination of craftsmanship, creativity and sustainability are part of our made in Italy.  In the meantime, we prepared also the ground for the second generation, already an important part of our company, that allows us to face the future with new ideas, tools and modern skills.     As Lardini is a family business, how is it creating and working with your siblings?   With my brother and sisters it’s very simple, we grew up together. We created this company with courage and a lot of passion. For us there is no difference, the family is the company and the company is part of our big family. Within it we have our own well-defined and distinct roles as well as for the second generation, each of them have their own roles. Let’s try to be united. Always. Up to now we have been a great team.      Can you tell us more about the symbol of the company “lapel flower”. What made you decide to make it the symbol of Lardini?   Since I launched the brand, the greatest success has been the invention of the Lardini flower, a small identifying object for our brand… It has allowed growth in all markets even a few customers were buying more garments also for having the flower in different colors! The Lardini flower is a great sign of romance “there is nothing more romantic than bowing down in front of a woman, handing her the lapel flower”.     What do you have in store for 2021 and what are your creative plans for next year?   Our project plans for the next 2021, look towards a solid and constant creative process without ever stopping and looking to a better future. We will continue to work in research, also developing small capsule collections, the second edition of the “Luigi Lardini” capsule and the collaboration with the Japanese designer Yosuke Aizawa.While for the following SS22we are planning a total look capsule dedicated to the world of sustainability.     We had a delight speaking with the Creative Director of Lardini, Luigi Lardini.     How are you staying creative during these weird times this year?   In these difficult times I keep creativity with the memories of the past. Sometimes a simple smell or a song on the radio is enough to take me back in time, reliving those wonderful moments.  Creativity is also kept alive by remembering perfectly the way we dressed once, or by finding some old drawings, photos from the past. My style office thus revisits old garments by updating them in models.  In addition, I observe a lot of the way women dress. I believe their way of dressing is fresh, updated and looks to the future. I take inspiration from their colors, fabrics and volumes of some garments.      What is the inspiration and story behind the new Fall & Winter collection?   We started to design the moodboard of the next AI21/22at the end of the first lockdown and this led us to reflect on something:the importance of some values related to the world and the beauty of nature that surrounds us,which gained more strengththanks to this forced stop. From this reflection it was easy to direct us to "Land ART", to this form of contemporary art that is expressed with the intervention of man in the territory of nature.This is the new mood of Fall Winter collection.      How are you as a brand following and embracing sustainability aspects?   We have been following the sustainability issue carefully for some seasons, inserting fabrics such as polyester from the recovery of plastic bottles or GRS certified recycled fabrics, combined with recycled accessories such as buttons and labels in the collection. Also for the women collection sustainability is essentialand we use the fake eco-friendly furs.As humans, we all have to contribute to make the world a better place. For the next SS22 we are confident to create our own “sustainable” total look capsule.     The selection of shirts for Autumn and Winter includes an introduction to a new “techno fabric”. Can you tell our readers more about it and the new fabric.   The introduction of a technical fabric in "formal shirts”has revolutionized the way they are used. Comfortable, light, anti-crease and breathable, it is a highly flexible fabric that adapts to every movement giving maximum comfort. To be worn even with the most formal of Lardini suits, the "techno fabric" has made it possible to give a valid alternative to classic cotton but adding the performance of an increasingly popular "casualwear".     How do you ensure that the furs  used in your designs are eco-friendly?   We have never liked to use fur of any kind, in replacement when necessary, we prefer to prepare collars or insides of the fur garments that derive from soft alpaca or camel yarns already used in knitwear.     When did you start your company Lardini and what made you establish a fashion brand? What is the story and ambition behind it?   Our 40th anniversary in the business has been a great achievement. In these years we have always tried to combine heritage and innovation.  The first me, with a passion for style and elegance, started out in the Seventies by creating a menswear collection. Mybrother andsisters, Andrea, Lorena and Annarita, joined forces with meand we opened a tailoring workshop, in 1978, which attracted some of the biggest names in the fashion industry.  The first Lardini menswear collection was launched in 1998, and it attracted the interest of the international markets in just a few years.  Ambition and the key of our success is the constant research of the fabrics innovation, passion and love for quality. There are many artisan phases to produce sophisticated details, and to create a garment. The combination of craftsmanship, creativity and sustainability are part of our made in Italy.  In the meantime, we prepared also the ground for the second generation, already an important part of our company, that allows us to face the future with new ideas, tools and modern skills.     As Lardini is a family business, how is it creating and working with your siblings?   With my brother and sisters it’s very simple, we grew up together. We created this company with courage and a lot of passion. For us there is no difference, the family is the company and the company is part of our big family. Within it we have our own well-defined and distinct roles as well as for the second generation, each of them have their own roles. Let’s try to be united. Always. Up to now we have been a great team.      Can you tell us more about the symbol of the company “lapel flower”. What made you decide to make it the symbol of Lardini?   Since I launched the brand, the greatest success has been the invention of the Lardini flower, a small identifying object for our brand… It has allowed growth in all markets even a few customers were buying more garments also for having the flower in different colors! The Lardini flower is a great sign of romance “there is nothing more romantic than bowing down in front of a woman, handing her the lapel flower”.     What do you have in store for 2021 and what are your creative plans for next year?   Our project plans for the next 2021, look towards a solid and constant creative process without ever stopping and looking to a better future. We will continue to work in research, also developing small capsule collections, the second edition of the “Luigi Lardini” capsule and the collaboration with the Japanese designer Yosuke Aizawa.While for the following SS22we are planning a total look capsule dedicated to the world of sustainability.    

Moose Knuckles releases their new Gold Collection
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Moose Knuckles releases their new Gold Collection

Fashion After achieving a huge success in 2019, year of its first-ever launch, Canadian luxury outerwear brand Moose Knuckles Canada is back with the Gold Collection for FW20 Season.   As an expansion to Fall/Winter 2020 collection, the gold styles feature upgraded lining, finer yarn and higher density to keep you warm and dry all day long. The Gold Collection, which include items for both men, women and children, exudes luxury and preciousness thanks to 24-karat gold-plated logos, gold-tone hardware and golden monogrammed jacquard lining.     Core styles such as Sainte Flavie Bomberand Grand Metis Parka for ladies, Little Rapids Bomber, Stag Lake Parka and Minnetonka Jacket for mens, are accented with golden details and available in black and gold fox fur.   Men’s Colombier Parka and women’s Mont Joli Parka are fur-free options, both designed with 100% shearling trim around the collar, hood, and sleeve cuffs, while Elie Jacket is an oversized puffer featuring gold foil lining and a water-repellant outer shell. The capsule offering is complete with a Unisex 3Q Jacket for kids and the exclusive Gold Logo Icon Cap with 24K gold plated logo.   The Gold Collection is available at mooseknucklescanada.com, Moose Knuckles’ stores worldwide and selected global retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Holt Renfrew, Lane Crawford, Isetan, Lotte, Breuninger, Loden-frey, The Corner Berlin, Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Verso.       Visit: https://www.mooseknucklescanada.com/en/gold-collection for more details. After achieving a huge success in 2019, year of its first-ever launch, Canadian luxury outerwear brand Moose Knuckles Canada is back with the Gold Collection for FW20 Season.   As an expansion to Fall/Winter 2020 collection, the gold styles feature upgraded lining, finer yarn and higher density to keep you warm and dry all day long. The Gold Collection, which include items for both men, women and children, exudes luxury and preciousness thanks to 24-karat gold-plated logos, gold-tone hardware and golden monogrammed jacquard lining.     Core styles such as Sainte Flavie Bomberand Grand Metis Parka for ladies, Little Rapids Bomber, Stag Lake Parka and Minnetonka Jacket for mens, are accented with golden details and available in black and gold fox fur.   Men’s Colombier Parka and women’s Mont Joli Parka are fur-free options, both designed with 100% shearling trim around the collar, hood, and sleeve cuffs, while Elie Jacket is an oversized puffer featuring gold foil lining and a water-repellant outer shell. The capsule offering is complete with a Unisex 3Q Jacket for kids and the exclusive Gold Logo Icon Cap with 24K gold plated logo.   The Gold Collection is available at mooseknucklescanada.com, Moose Knuckles’ stores worldwide and selected global retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Holt Renfrew, Lane Crawford, Isetan, Lotte, Breuninger, Loden-frey, The Corner Berlin, Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Verso.       Visit: https://www.mooseknucklescanada.com/en/gold-collection for more details.

In conversation with Taylor Zakhar Perez
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In conversation with Taylor Zakhar Perez

Men Taylor Zakhar Perez was introduced to fans in Netflix's sequel ”The Kissing Booth 2” this summer as Marco, the most notable role of his career to date. Thanks to his singing and dancing skills, his social media exploded after the movie first came out. But acting is not all there is about him.       Taylor, you studied music theater before your acting career. How did your switch from theater to TV and film happen?   The natural progression of an actor/artist is working your way through different performance formats and learning about all the pieces of the puzzle...from stage to screen and even prop styling to producing.  To me, Los Angeles was the end goal and I was lucky enough to have a casting director refer me to a few acting studios to make the transition.      You have 7 siblings. What would you say is the most valuable thing you've learned growing up in such a big family?    First let me say that if you didn't grow up with brothers and sisters, you missed out. Even though they aggravate, antagonize and sometimes leave scars on your body, I wouldn't be who I am today without them. You learn patience, compassion and ultimately how to function in the world with all the personalities out there. I was lucky, my family prepared me for a lot of the curveballs in life and I developed a really good sense of humor.      Your background is of strong importance to you, it also impacted your major while studying. What made you so eager to study Spanish, Culture and Community?   College was a weird space, I had two majors, one minorand no friends. I took 25 units a quarter and my teachers thought I was a pain in the ass, but isn't everyone at that age? The outreach aspect intrigued me most on this particular major, I wanted to be of service in the underserved communities. I worked with an NGO that helped DREAMERS prep and apply to universities because it was sort of their only hope for success in higher education.      What is your goal you want to achieve in your acting career?   Just one? I have so many. My primary goal is to maintain my sense of selfand remember where I come from. That being said, I want to do everything from jumping out of helicopter action roles to pee your pants high-stakes comedies, but also diving into dark indie films that shed light on the unthinkable things that happen in this world. My goal is to be limitless; produce my own projects, bring my screenplays and ideas to life, and say yes to the right collaborations. So often we are forced to assimilate to what ”they” want us to be, but that's not me and it never will be.       When you auditioned for ”The Kissing Booth 2”, you didn't know what were you auditioning for. How did the role of Marco Pena change your life and what is the best thing about being part of this film?   Marco Peña sort of broke the internet when we premiered, it was madness. My Instagramgained millions of followers overnight and my face was everywhere. I am incredibly grateful for my costars that went through this a couple years back and they sort of helped me adapt to it. The best part of the whole experience has been the support from our director Vince Marcello, his attention to detail and specificity leveled me up as an artist and made set a safe place for us to be vulnerable. Also Joey, she just raised the bar and made me want to be better everyday.     How do you feel about your impending stardom status? Is it weird having so many fans all of a sudden following you on social media and trying to get in contact with you?   If fans text me, I'll hit them back. Sometimes I spend an hour just chatting with fans,getting to know them and get their take on life, love, whatever. Technology is cool, man. As for the “impending stardom” ... well, I think actualstardom is contingent on the next projects I choose. I can choose to be a one-trick pony or pivot into something more dramatic or action heavy. The choice is obvious and I'm all in.     You are very much into charitable work. What makes charity so important for you and do you support any specific charity organization or cause? Tell us more about about this part of your life.   My mom and dad come from humble beginnings and they've always made a point to tell us how privileged we were growing up. No joke, any time we were ungrateful,it turned into an hour lecture which ultimately turned into some kind of house/yard work.  I don't have one organization that I exclusively work with, but I have some family members with disabilities and I try to gear my outreach toward non-profits that support research or directly aid in a child's development (e.g. education, familial assistance, etc.);anything that can take the stress off of the working parents.      We know you love to travel, but this is heavily restricted at the moment. How did you spend your time during quarantine, besides riding your motorcycle?   Giving up traveling for a moment was tough, but it's for the greater good and I am all for that. I was able to finish a film I wrote, start working on another, collaborate with friends, get back on the piano and was able to take a step back and assess what my next move as an actor is. This “overnight” meteoric rise during a lockdown was like nothing I ever expected, but it allowed me to weigh the importance of everything in my life and have major clarity. Oh, and the dog, can't forget spending time with the dog.      You said you would love to produce your own projects, bring your ideas to life. You also just finished a film you wrote. How did your interest in production and screenplays spark? Tell us more about this finished project that you wrote.   I've been behind the scenes for many years working art department, bringing projects into production, casting and coordinating, etc. So for me, as I was pursuing a career in front of the camera,it only made sense to keep building my behind the camera knowledge as well. It also helped that I was at UCLA, which has a great TV & Film department, so I was able to take what I learned there and apply it to today. The screenplay I just finished follows a young man that has strayed so far away from his true north that it takes destruction, reconciliation and death to reset him and his place in the world.     It was announced we'll be seeing more of you and your friends next year in ”The Kissing Booth 3”. Obviously, you're team Marco. What can you tease for us about the third installment of the movie?   Are you trying to get me killed? This is some top-secret vault intel you are asking for. What I CAN tell you is that the third film will make you feel some type of way, it's an emotional satisfying  culmination of a coming of age story. As with many film franchises (with heart),the final one is always about what these characters have learned since the beginning of their journey and I think everyone will be empowered after watching it.    For the full story and editorial, get your copy at: https://www.boutiquemags.com   TEAM CREDITS: Talent: Taylor Zakhar Perez @taylorzakharperez  Photography: Erinn Springer @springerinn Casting / EIC: Timotej Letonja @timiletonja Styling: Jordan Boothe @jordanboothestudio @lmcworldwide  Production: Maria Zakhar  Grooming: Brandy Moreno Creative direction: Erinn Springer & Maria Zakhar Interview by: Jana Letonja @janaletonja Special thanks to Amita Malani and Andrea Braff at @viewpoint.pr  Taylor Zakhar Perez was introduced to fans in Netflix's sequel ”The Kissing Booth 2” this summer as Marco, the most notable role of his career to date. Thanks to his singing and dancing skills, his social media exploded after the movie first came out. But acting is not all there is about him.       Taylor, you studied music theater before your acting career. How did your switch from theater to TV and film happen?   The natural progression of an actor/artist is working your way through different performance formats and learning about all the pieces of the puzzle...from stage to screen and even prop styling to producing.  To me, Los Angeles was the end goal and I was lucky enough to have a casting director refer me to a few acting studios to make the transition.      You have 7 siblings. What would you say is the most valuable thing you've learned growing up in such a big family?    First let me say that if you didn't grow up with brothers and sisters, you missed out. Even though they aggravate, antagonize and sometimes leave scars on your body, I wouldn't be who I am today without them. You learn patience, compassion and ultimately how to function in the world with all the personalities out there. I was lucky, my family prepared me for a lot of the curveballs in life and I developed a really good sense of humor.      Your background is of strong importance to you, it also impacted your major while studying. What made you so eager to study Spanish, Culture and Community?   College was a weird space, I had two majors, one minorand no friends. I took 25 units a quarter and my teachers thought I was a pain in the ass, but isn't everyone at that age? The outreach aspect intrigued me most on this particular major, I wanted to be of service in the underserved communities. I worked with an NGO that helped DREAMERS prep and apply to universities because it was sort of their only hope for success in higher education.      What is your goal you want to achieve in your acting career?   Just one? I have so many. My primary goal is to maintain my sense of selfand remember where I come from. That being said, I want to do everything from jumping out of helicopter action roles to pee your pants high-stakes comedies, but also diving into dark indie films that shed light on the unthinkable things that happen in this world. My goal is to be limitless; produce my own projects, bring my screenplays and ideas to life, and say yes to the right collaborations. So often we are forced to assimilate to what ”they” want us to be, but that's not me and it never will be.       When you auditioned for ”The Kissing Booth 2”, you didn't know what were you auditioning for. How did the role of Marco Pena change your life and what is the best thing about being part of this film?   Marco Peña sort of broke the internet when we premiered, it was madness. My Instagramgained millions of followers overnight and my face was everywhere. I am incredibly grateful for my costars that went through this a couple years back and they sort of helped me adapt to it. The best part of the whole experience has been the support from our director Vince Marcello, his attention to detail and specificity leveled me up as an artist and made set a safe place for us to be vulnerable. Also Joey, she just raised the bar and made me want to be better everyday.     How do you feel about your impending stardom status? Is it weird having so many fans all of a sudden following you on social media and trying to get in contact with you?   If fans text me, I'll hit them back. Sometimes I spend an hour just chatting with fans,getting to know them and get their take on life, love, whatever. Technology is cool, man. As for the “impending stardom” ... well, I think actualstardom is contingent on the next projects I choose. I can choose to be a one-trick pony or pivot into something more dramatic or action heavy. The choice is obvious and I'm all in.     You are very much into charitable work. What makes charity so important for you and do you support any specific charity organization or cause? Tell us more about about this part of your life.   My mom and dad come from humble beginnings and they've always made a point to tell us how privileged we were growing up. No joke, any time we were ungrateful,it turned into an hour lecture which ultimately turned into some kind of house/yard work.  I don't have one organization that I exclusively work with, but I have some family members with disabilities and I try to gear my outreach toward non-profits that support research or directly aid in a child's development (e.g. education, familial assistance, etc.);anything that can take the stress off of the working parents.      We know you love to travel, but this is heavily restricted at the moment. How did you spend your time during quarantine, besides riding your motorcycle?   Giving up traveling for a moment was tough, but it's for the greater good and I am all for that. I was able to finish a film I wrote, start working on another, collaborate with friends, get back on the piano and was able to take a step back and assess what my next move as an actor is. This “overnight” meteoric rise during a lockdown was like nothing I ever expected, but it allowed me to weigh the importance of everything in my life and have major clarity. Oh, and the dog, can't forget spending time with the dog.      You said you would love to produce your own projects, bring your ideas to life. You also just finished a film you wrote. How did your interest in production and screenplays spark? Tell us more about this finished project that you wrote.   I've been behind the scenes for many years working art department, bringing projects into production, casting and coordinating, etc. So for me, as I was pursuing a career in front of the camera,it only made sense to keep building my behind the camera knowledge as well. It also helped that I was at UCLA, which has a great TV & Film department, so I was able to take what I learned there and apply it to today. The screenplay I just finished follows a young man that has strayed so far away from his true north that it takes destruction, reconciliation and death to reset him and his place in the world.     It was announced we'll be seeing more of you and your friends next year in ”The Kissing Booth 3”. Obviously, you're team Marco. What can you tease for us about the third installment of the movie?   Are you trying to get me killed? This is some top-secret vault intel you are asking for. What I CAN tell you is that the third film will make you feel some type of way, it's an emotional satisfying  culmination of a coming of age story. As with many film franchises (with heart),the final one is always about what these characters have learned since the beginning of their journey and I think everyone will be empowered after watching it.    For the full story and editorial, get your copy at: https://www.boutiquemags.com   TEAM CREDITS: Talent: Taylor Zakhar Perez @taylorzakharperez  Photography: Erinn Springer @springerinn Casting / EIC: Timotej Letonja @timiletonja Styling: Jordan Boothe @jordanboothestudio @lmcworldwide  Production: Maria Zakhar  Grooming: Brandy Moreno Creative direction: Erinn Springer & Maria Zakhar Interview by: Jana Letonja @janaletonja Special thanks to Amita Malani and Andrea Braff at @viewpoint.pr 

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