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LOUBISHARK
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LOUBISHARK

Accessories Sartorially radical, immediately recognizable, and bursting with technical innovations: When it comes to setting the bar for instant cult status, the new Loubishark sneaker has exactly what it takes. Making its debut with an exclusive pre-launch of 600 numbered, limited-edition pairs, the race is on to secure a pair of the season’s most must-have sneaker.   As sleek as it is fashion-forward, the latest addition to Christian Louboutin’s now iconic sneaker offer combines the Maison’s technical savoir-faire withan innate air for the instantly covetable. Mixingmaterials and colors, the Loubishark features an hi-tech upper crafted from a total of 13 different components including suede leather panels, rubberand mesh giving it a modern sports-in ected feel.Reinforcing the shoe’s strong visual identity, a contrasting rubber lattice cage hugs the heel paying tribute to the architecture of the Maison’s Galerie Véro Dodat boutique, while two signature spike studs embellish the pull tab for quintessentially Louboutin appeal.   Designed for the urban playground, the Loubishark pays close attention to detail featuring a shock- absorbing cushioned insole for increased protection. Designed with a slightly wider toe box and a hollow midsole for maximum comfort, a tubular constructionat the back allows for greater exibility while theV-shaped tongue offers additional ease of wear.   But while there’s plenty to love about the Loubishark, the stand out star of this new sneaker is undoubtedly its unmistakable chunky technical sole. Inspired in part by the track shoes of the 70’s, oversized moulded ridges recall the Maison’s signature spikes, playing with proportions to create a statement look that won’t go unnoticed. Contrasting the Maison’s iconic red with a brilliant optic white for greater visual impact, the Loubishark’s highly graphic nature will appeal to style-makers and sartorially bold players alike who like to see and be seen. 600 numbered pairs of the Loubishark, featuring 3 exclusive styles, will launch on September 8thon a website accessible by invitation only. With a full collection launch planned for later in the month, this style promises to become a trend-setting silhouette in its own right. Sartorially radical, immediately recognizable, and bursting with technical innovations: When it comes to setting the bar for instant cult status, the new Loubishark sneaker has exactly what it takes. Making its debut with an exclusive pre-launch of 600 numbered, limited-edition pairs, the race is on to secure a pair of the season’s most must-have sneaker.   As sleek as it is fashion-forward, the latest addition to Christian Louboutin’s now iconic sneaker offer combines the Maison’s technical savoir-faire withan innate air for the instantly covetable. Mixingmaterials and colors, the Loubishark features an hi-tech upper crafted from a total of 13 different components including suede leather panels, rubberand mesh giving it a modern sports-in ected feel.Reinforcing the shoe’s strong visual identity, a contrasting rubber lattice cage hugs the heel paying tribute to the architecture of the Maison’s Galerie Véro Dodat boutique, while two signature spike studs embellish the pull tab for quintessentially Louboutin appeal.   Designed for the urban playground, the Loubishark pays close attention to detail featuring a shock- absorbing cushioned insole for increased protection. Designed with a slightly wider toe box and a hollow midsole for maximum comfort, a tubular constructionat the back allows for greater exibility while theV-shaped tongue offers additional ease of wear.   But while there’s plenty to love about the Loubishark, the stand out star of this new sneaker is undoubtedly its unmistakable chunky technical sole. Inspired in part by the track shoes of the 70’s, oversized moulded ridges recall the Maison’s signature spikes, playing with proportions to create a statement look that won’t go unnoticed. Contrasting the Maison’s iconic red with a brilliant optic white for greater visual impact, the Loubishark’s highly graphic nature will appeal to style-makers and sartorially bold players alike who like to see and be seen. 600 numbered pairs of the Loubishark, featuring 3 exclusive styles, will launch on September 8thon a website accessible by invitation only. With a full collection launch planned for later in the month, this style promises to become a trend-setting silhouette in its own right.

Vans Announces Anderson .Paak as Global Music Ambassador and Debuts Exclusive Footwear and Accessories Collaboration
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Vans Announces Anderson .Paak as Global Music Ambassador and Debuts Exclusive Footwear and Accessories Collaboration

Accessories Vans, the original action sports brand and advocate for creative expression, is proud to announce three-time Grammy award-winning artist, musician and producer Anderson .Paak as the brand’s first Global Music Ambassador. Vans and AP share a mutual passion to promote creative expression through their active support of art and music. AP is longtime fan of the brand and always aspires to uplift the community around him, making him a natural addition to the Vans family. Having once worked at a Vans retail store in Topanga Canyon, California, AP has since gone on to perform live on theHouse of Vans stage and is featured as part of Vans’ global music content series, Sidestripe Sessions. This year, AP will serve as one of the global judges for the brand’s Vans Musicians Wanted competition, which aims to provide a platform for aspiring artists all around the world.     “I’m honored to be the newest member of the Vans Family and look forward to making history with one of the most respected global brands,” said Anderson .Paak. “I’m thankful for Vans’ partnership with .Paak House and can’t wait to broaden our reach to help even more people tap into their greatest potential.”   “We are inspired by AP’s multifaceted creative talent and are excited to continue to partner with him throughout the next year for curated music and art initiatives, product design and enabling creativity within the local community and around the world,” said Tierney Stout, global music marketing lead at Vans. “Anderson epitomizes creative expression and we are thrilled to officially welcome him into the Vans Family.”   The forthcoming partnership is celebrated with an exclusive footwear and accessories collection inspired by AP’s Southern California roots and his critically-acclaimed breakthrough albums Venice and Malibu. The two-piece footwear assortment headlines with the ubiquitous Old Skool DX silhouette inspired by AP’s debut album, Venice which features a wavy, psychedelic upper that mixes digital print and 3D printing for added depth and texture and is finished with bold yellow eyelets and a translucent blue vinyl Sidestripe. TheSid DX pays homage to AP’s 2016 album, Malibu and showcases embroidered chenille pattern uppers complimented by tonal black laces and stitching, and features a Flying-V logo embroidered at each side. Each footwear model is finished with a custom tongue label message from AP along with translucent green waffle soles, custom packaging and dust bag matching back to the collection. The Vans x Anderson .Paak collection includes a matchingAP Bucket Hat that showcases each of the custom prints, silicon patches and signature quotes affixed to the brim of each hat. The Vans x Anderson .Paak collection will be available worldwide on November 13 and will retail for €45 - €115 / £37 - £95. Vans, the original action sports brand and advocate for creative expression, is proud to announce three-time Grammy award-winning artist, musician and producer Anderson .Paak as the brand’s first Global Music Ambassador. Vans and AP share a mutual passion to promote creative expression through their active support of art and music. AP is longtime fan of the brand and always aspires to uplift the community around him, making him a natural addition to the Vans family. Having once worked at a Vans retail store in Topanga Canyon, California, AP has since gone on to perform live on theHouse of Vans stage and is featured as part of Vans’ global music content series, Sidestripe Sessions. This year, AP will serve as one of the global judges for the brand’s Vans Musicians Wanted competition, which aims to provide a platform for aspiring artists all around the world.     “I’m honored to be the newest member of the Vans Family and look forward to making history with one of the most respected global brands,” said Anderson .Paak. “I’m thankful for Vans’ partnership with .Paak House and can’t wait to broaden our reach to help even more people tap into their greatest potential.”   “We are inspired by AP’s multifaceted creative talent and are excited to continue to partner with him throughout the next year for curated music and art initiatives, product design and enabling creativity within the local community and around the world,” said Tierney Stout, global music marketing lead at Vans. “Anderson epitomizes creative expression and we are thrilled to officially welcome him into the Vans Family.”   The forthcoming partnership is celebrated with an exclusive footwear and accessories collection inspired by AP’s Southern California roots and his critically-acclaimed breakthrough albums Venice and Malibu. The two-piece footwear assortment headlines with the ubiquitous Old Skool DX silhouette inspired by AP’s debut album, Venice which features a wavy, psychedelic upper that mixes digital print and 3D printing for added depth and texture and is finished with bold yellow eyelets and a translucent blue vinyl Sidestripe. TheSid DX pays homage to AP’s 2016 album, Malibu and showcases embroidered chenille pattern uppers complimented by tonal black laces and stitching, and features a Flying-V logo embroidered at each side. Each footwear model is finished with a custom tongue label message from AP along with translucent green waffle soles, custom packaging and dust bag matching back to the collection. The Vans x Anderson .Paak collection includes a matchingAP Bucket Hat that showcases each of the custom prints, silicon patches and signature quotes affixed to the brim of each hat. The Vans x Anderson .Paak collection will be available worldwide on November 13 and will retail for €45 - €115 / £37 - £95.

American Vintage - Masculine. Feminine. Plural.
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American Vintage - Masculine. Feminine. Plural.

Fashion Rooted in the DNA of American Vintage from the very start, the brand’s unisex approach to clothing takes a twin turn this season. Masculine and feminine cover their tracks and reinvent their own rules.   Shared materials, swapped pieces, same cuts. Between a man’s and a woman’s wardrobe, interchange organic cotton tees or oversized polos. In a range of vintage colours, you’ll love the softness of cotton fleece, the sharper lines of a zipped mock polo neck or the rectilinear geometry of sportswear zippers that stand out on gender-fluid silhouettes.   In autumn, the sizing also pairs up to better adapt to each individual. A matching ensemble, in the form of a suit, denim overalls, a long wool coat or a technical bomber jacket, comes together in a new symbiosis. Crafted for men and women, the iconic brand materials, in cotton and knitwear, declare a mutual and unique harmony, echoing the reinterpreted basics of the House. Rooted in the DNA of American Vintage from the very start, the brand’s unisex approach to clothing takes a twin turn this season. Masculine and feminine cover their tracks and reinvent their own rules.   Shared materials, swapped pieces, same cuts. Between a man’s and a woman’s wardrobe, interchange organic cotton tees or oversized polos. In a range of vintage colours, you’ll love the softness of cotton fleece, the sharper lines of a zipped mock polo neck or the rectilinear geometry of sportswear zippers that stand out on gender-fluid silhouettes.   In autumn, the sizing also pairs up to better adapt to each individual. A matching ensemble, in the form of a suit, denim overalls, a long wool coat or a technical bomber jacket, comes together in a new symbiosis. Crafted for men and women, the iconic brand materials, in cotton and knitwear, declare a mutual and unique harmony, echoing the reinterpreted basics of the House.

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Get Heated with Moose Knuckles' FW20 Campaign
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Get Heated with Moose Knuckles' FW20 Campaign

Fashion For its FW20 Campaign, Canadian outerwear brand, Moose Knuckles, metaphorically inspires the world's population into action.     By definition, heat is the state of having or generating a high degree of warmth, the condition or quality of being hot, or the process of making something hot or warm. Concurrently, it means to excite emotionally or to become intense. That duality struck a chord with the Canadian outerwear brand, as an avenue to both champion their product's utility and reinvigorate a global audience. The time has come to Bring The Heat.   Moose Knuckles takes pride in the fact that they make the world's highest quality coats. But in a world so drastically in need of change, that legacy isn't enough. The Bring The Heat campaign functions as the link,bridging the gap between product and emotion.   "We're inspired by the fearless community of creators who've kept pursuing their passions despite the many barriers that stand in their way." - Dominique Lagleva, Global Marketing Director   Resplendent colorsmelt together, forming a thermographic map-like filterthat will dress the campaign's key visuals. As the rollout continues, brand collaborators and creatives across the globewill be encouraged to join in, creating content and sharing personal interpretations and narratives on what "bringing the heat" means to them. Moose Knuckles plans to pass the proverbial mic to whoever has a story to tell, encouraging the return to action the world needs, despite all obstacles, cold or otherwise.    Moose Knuckles recruited a crew of heat makers to bolster the campaign's incalescence. Young Thug and Kehlani will take center stage in looks meticulously crafted by Kyle Luu, while Sandy Kim captures all the action.    "It's exciting to work with so many amazing creatives. Watching their various styles and approaches mesh together and form something greater than the sum of its parts is what this is all about—true collaboration on all fronts." Brody Baker, Creative Director   Initially, the campaign will serve as the debut of the Power Puff collection, a line of contemporary reinterpretations of the puffer silhouette, complete with premium goose down and a host of other functional elements guaranteed to keep you warm and dry. Uniques, the brand's more adventurous puffer line, Wool, Cloud, and Shearlingproducts will also be featured as the season progresses.    The campaign launches on October 7th, 2020, and the products will be available for purchase at mooseknucklescanada.com, Moose Knuckles Stores, select pop-up locations, and luxury retailers worldwide.      For its FW20 Campaign, Canadian outerwear brand, Moose Knuckles, metaphorically inspires the world's population into action.     By definition, heat is the state of having or generating a high degree of warmth, the condition or quality of being hot, or the process of making something hot or warm. Concurrently, it means to excite emotionally or to become intense. That duality struck a chord with the Canadian outerwear brand, as an avenue to both champion their product's utility and reinvigorate a global audience. The time has come to Bring The Heat.   Moose Knuckles takes pride in the fact that they make the world's highest quality coats. But in a world so drastically in need of change, that legacy isn't enough. The Bring The Heat campaign functions as the link,bridging the gap between product and emotion.   "We're inspired by the fearless community of creators who've kept pursuing their passions despite the many barriers that stand in their way." - Dominique Lagleva, Global Marketing Director   Resplendent colorsmelt together, forming a thermographic map-like filterthat will dress the campaign's key visuals. As the rollout continues, brand collaborators and creatives across the globewill be encouraged to join in, creating content and sharing personal interpretations and narratives on what "bringing the heat" means to them. Moose Knuckles plans to pass the proverbial mic to whoever has a story to tell, encouraging the return to action the world needs, despite all obstacles, cold or otherwise.    Moose Knuckles recruited a crew of heat makers to bolster the campaign's incalescence. Young Thug and Kehlani will take center stage in looks meticulously crafted by Kyle Luu, while Sandy Kim captures all the action.    "It's exciting to work with so many amazing creatives. Watching their various styles and approaches mesh together and form something greater than the sum of its parts is what this is all about—true collaboration on all fronts." Brody Baker, Creative Director   Initially, the campaign will serve as the debut of the Power Puff collection, a line of contemporary reinterpretations of the puffer silhouette, complete with premium goose down and a host of other functional elements guaranteed to keep you warm and dry. Uniques, the brand's more adventurous puffer line, Wool, Cloud, and Shearlingproducts will also be featured as the season progresses.    The campaign launches on October 7th, 2020, and the products will be available for purchase at mooseknucklescanada.com, Moose Knuckles Stores, select pop-up locations, and luxury retailers worldwide.     

GLENN MARTENS APPOINTED CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF DIESEL
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GLENN MARTENS APPOINTED CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF DIESEL

Fashion OTB is proud to announce the appointment of Glenn Martens as Creative Director of Diesel effective immediately. In his new role, Glenn will overview the global brand’s style, communications, interior design, and more in general its overall creativity.     Born in 1983, Glenn Martens is a Belgian designer who started his career at Jean Paul Gaultier, and since 2013 he is the Creative Director of Parisian brand Y/Project. In 2017 Glenn won the ANDAM award (of which OTB is one of the historical supporters), and in 2018 Glenn was one of the guest designers of Diesel’s experimental capsule series Diesel Red Tag.     Thus Renzo Rosso, President of OTB: “Ever since I met Glenn in 2017 I saw his experience grow and his talent cement. Working with him on Diesel Red Tag, going through our company’s archives and heritage together, seeing him interact with the brand, brought us closer, and I am happy to now see him take the helm of Diesel, where he will marry his design vision with the iconoclastic values of this unique brand”.      “I am extremely honored and excited to join the Diesel family. Synonymous with radicality, honesty, and optimism, Diesel helped shape the way we see the future. Its unique voice has made it an undeniable icon. Today, more than ever, I feel the need to celebrate these founding values, to build bridges through a message of hope”, is the comment of Glenn Martens.  OTB is proud to announce the appointment of Glenn Martens as Creative Director of Diesel effective immediately. In his new role, Glenn will overview the global brand’s style, communications, interior design, and more in general its overall creativity.     Born in 1983, Glenn Martens is a Belgian designer who started his career at Jean Paul Gaultier, and since 2013 he is the Creative Director of Parisian brand Y/Project. In 2017 Glenn won the ANDAM award (of which OTB is one of the historical supporters), and in 2018 Glenn was one of the guest designers of Diesel’s experimental capsule series Diesel Red Tag.     Thus Renzo Rosso, President of OTB: “Ever since I met Glenn in 2017 I saw his experience grow and his talent cement. Working with him on Diesel Red Tag, going through our company’s archives and heritage together, seeing him interact with the brand, brought us closer, and I am happy to now see him take the helm of Diesel, where he will marry his design vision with the iconoclastic values of this unique brand”.      “I am extremely honored and excited to join the Diesel family. Synonymous with radicality, honesty, and optimism, Diesel helped shape the way we see the future. Its unique voice has made it an undeniable icon. Today, more than ever, I feel the need to celebrate these founding values, to build bridges through a message of hope”, is the comment of Glenn Martens. 

TOMMY HILFIGER ACCELERATES TRANSITION TO A CIRCULAR BUSINESS WITH LAUNCH OF ‘TOMMY FOR LIFE’
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TOMMY HILFIGER ACCELERATES TRANSITION TO A CIRCULAR BUSINESS WITH LAUNCH OF ‘TOMMY FOR LIFE’

Design Tommy Hilfiger, announces the launch of ‘Tommyfor Life,’ a pioneering circular business model that will take pre-owned TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS pieces as well as damaged items from retail operations, to make them good as new or remix them into completely new styles. ‘Tommyfor Life’ products will go through a renewal process that includes professional cleaning, repairing, restoring and a strict quality assurance and control. ‘Tommy for Life’ will be piloted in the Netherlands starting today, before expanding to other European markets in 2021. ‘Tommyfor Life’ products will be available for purchase online exclusively at tommyforlife.com.      “The time to drive real, impactful change in the fashion industry is here and now, so we are committed to identifying ways to innovate our business models, practices and the way we interact with our consumers,” said Martijn Hagman, CEO, Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe. “‘Tommyfor Life’ provides solutions to one of our industry’s greatest challenges: switching from a “take-make-waste” approach to a model in which we keep products and materials in use as long as possible. Our investments in a business model that pioneers this at this scale and complexity will have true impact – not only on our brand, but on the future of the industry as a whole.”     The ‘Tommyfor Life’ program has developed three key product lines to extend the life of garments taken in:   Reloved: Previously owned products traded-in by consumers. Refreshed: Restored items from store and e-commerce returns. For example, items from the retail inventories that become unsaleable or proved defective, such as becoming stained as a result of handling, broken seams, lost buttons, etc. Remixed: Beginning in 2021, products that cannot be cleaned in full or repaired will be taken apart, with their materials used to create new, unique designs.     ‘Tommyfor Life’ is one of the initiatives tied to Tommy Hilfiger’sMake it Possible program, a bold approach to environmental and social sustainability that reinforces the organization’s commitment to create fashion that ‘Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All’. The new business model is in line with Tommy Hilfiger’s vision to make products that are fully circular and that can be part of a sustainable loop by 2030.     To participate in ‘Tommyfor Life’, consumers are invited to trade-in their pre-loved TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS items at TOMMY HILFIGER stores or send them via mail in exchange for discount vouchers. The value of the vouchers will depend on the type and number of items traded, regardless of their condition. In partnership with The Renewal Workshop – the leading provider of a circular solutions for apparel and textile brands – Tommy Hilfiger will sort, clean and repair donated items, restoring them to a newfound glory. What cannot be restored will be remixed into a new line of unique designs. Those that cannot be remixed will be recycled into yarns or repurposed, for instance into insulation. Nothing will go to waste.      To purchase product, trade in TOMMY HILFIGER products and learn more about the program, visit tommyforlife.com. Tommy Hilfiger, announces the launch of ‘Tommyfor Life,’ a pioneering circular business model that will take pre-owned TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS pieces as well as damaged items from retail operations, to make them good as new or remix them into completely new styles. ‘Tommyfor Life’ products will go through a renewal process that includes professional cleaning, repairing, restoring and a strict quality assurance and control. ‘Tommy for Life’ will be piloted in the Netherlands starting today, before expanding to other European markets in 2021. ‘Tommyfor Life’ products will be available for purchase online exclusively at tommyforlife.com.      “The time to drive real, impactful change in the fashion industry is here and now, so we are committed to identifying ways to innovate our business models, practices and the way we interact with our consumers,” said Martijn Hagman, CEO, Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe. “‘Tommyfor Life’ provides solutions to one of our industry’s greatest challenges: switching from a “take-make-waste” approach to a model in which we keep products and materials in use as long as possible. Our investments in a business model that pioneers this at this scale and complexity will have true impact – not only on our brand, but on the future of the industry as a whole.”     The ‘Tommyfor Life’ program has developed three key product lines to extend the life of garments taken in:   Reloved: Previously owned products traded-in by consumers. Refreshed: Restored items from store and e-commerce returns. For example, items from the retail inventories that become unsaleable or proved defective, such as becoming stained as a result of handling, broken seams, lost buttons, etc. Remixed: Beginning in 2021, products that cannot be cleaned in full or repaired will be taken apart, with their materials used to create new, unique designs.     ‘Tommyfor Life’ is one of the initiatives tied to Tommy Hilfiger’sMake it Possible program, a bold approach to environmental and social sustainability that reinforces the organization’s commitment to create fashion that ‘Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All’. The new business model is in line with Tommy Hilfiger’s vision to make products that are fully circular and that can be part of a sustainable loop by 2030.     To participate in ‘Tommyfor Life’, consumers are invited to trade-in their pre-loved TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS items at TOMMY HILFIGER stores or send them via mail in exchange for discount vouchers. The value of the vouchers will depend on the type and number of items traded, regardless of their condition. In partnership with The Renewal Workshop – the leading provider of a circular solutions for apparel and textile brands – Tommy Hilfiger will sort, clean and repair donated items, restoring them to a newfound glory. What cannot be restored will be remixed into a new line of unique designs. Those that cannot be remixed will be recycled into yarns or repurposed, for instance into insulation. Nothing will go to waste.      To purchase product, trade in TOMMY HILFIGER products and learn more about the program, visit tommyforlife.com.

Colmar Originals Research
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Colmar Originals Research

Fashion The Research collection for men and women is made of shiny fabrics with special ultrasound quilting and padded with down. The personalised and removable maxi label on the back, distinguishes this exclusive line. The black leather logo is synonymous with innovation and style for a cutting-edge look.      Specifications of the jackets in the Research line: - Natural feather padding - Water-repellent treatment - Black leather Colmar Originals logo applied on the left sleeve   read more about it on Colmar.it   The Research collection for men and women is made of shiny fabrics with special ultrasound quilting and padded with down. The personalised and removable maxi label on the back, distinguishes this exclusive line. The black leather logo is synonymous with innovation and style for a cutting-edge look.      Specifications of the jackets in the Research line: - Natural feather padding - Water-repellent treatment - Black leather Colmar Originals logo applied on the left sleeve   read more about it on Colmar.it  

Givenchy for Spring & Summer 2021
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Givenchy for Spring & Summer 2021

Fashion Week “You find the pieces of the puzzle for a collection, building it from symbols and signs, but never forgetting the reality of the person who will wear it and bring it to life. The women and men should be powerful and effortless, equal and joyful, a reflection of who they really are – only more so. It’s about finding the humanity in luxury.” Matthew M. Williams, Creative Director, Givenchy     At Matthew M. Williams’ Givenchy, ‘Hardware’ is key. Eschewing, gendered notions of jewellery and accessories, rather it is hardware that unites the women and men of Givenchy, a symbolic nexus of utility and luxury and the place where this collection began. The Lover’s Lock is a unisex object of utility, decoration, commitment and emotion; a sincere yet playful symbol of Paris – it nods to the lost locks of Le Pont des Arts – it is an object punctuated throughout this initial collection as both decoration and fastenings. It also points to Williams’ commitment to the world of Givenchy in this first proposal as thehouse’s Creative Director.     The Spring-Summer ‘21 collection explores Givenchy in the form of a stream of consciousness for Williams and is a ‘sampler’ of what is to come. Begun in the midst of a pandemic and completed within two months, this is a new beginning, yet is intermingled with elements of the archive and is a utilisation of Givenchy’s distinct lineage, pointing to the past, present and future. Above all, there is a sense of celebration, of the people who have led Williams here and those he wants to wear the clothes. This is expressed in the images that reveals the collection, a photographic study by the creative director together with the artist Heji Shin – a photographer who also gets to the heart of who a person is as much as to the clothes they wear.     From Hubert de Givenchy’s swathes of looped drapery, lighter-than-air transparencies, linear necklines and ‘Jour’ open backs, to the McQueen horn, reborn; both the classical and radical contrasts of Givenchy are embraced and shown to have always been part of the house’s history in the collection. Ultimately, it is a feeling of elegance, playfulness and pragmatism that is key to Matthew M. Williams’ vision for the house.     There is a notion of evolution, both lighthearted and serious, in this play of elements past and present. From the Tryp-toe shoe and stockings, the Horn-heel and hat together with a further examination of the Antigona bag, each is a play on and development of existing objects in the archive. They are joined by the new unisex Cut-out bag in its many iterations, as well as the G chains, objects that are destined to add to the history of the house and are interspersed throughout. Williams’ signature technical material experimentation is balanced by the traditional, natural and opulent. From the use of a cotton Ottoman for both genders in outerwear, technical taffeta in tailoring and structured Punto di Milano jersey to evoke more pure forms in dressmaking, tradition is respected yet refined and re-contextualised. At the same time, an experiment in different densities of injected foam leads to an evolution of the slide, the ultra-comfortable Marshmallow Slide is the footwear that underpins much of the collection, quite literally providing a casual, insouciant foundation for many of the more formal looks. The study of casual archetypes continues throughout the collection, including new technical coatings of denim in both paint and resin, work that is as labour intensive as the collection’s more traditional embroideries. It is a sign ofWilliams’ Californian sensibility transplanted to Europe that he approaches the two sides with equal aplomb and rigour, both classicism and subversion, with a sense of ease and respect for the humanity of the wearer infusing all. “You find the pieces of the puzzle for a collection, building it from symbols and signs, but never forgetting the reality of the person who will wear it and bring it to life. The women and men should be powerful and effortless, equal and joyful, a reflection of who they really are – only more so. It’s about finding the humanity in luxury.” Matthew M. Williams, Creative Director, Givenchy     At Matthew M. Williams’ Givenchy, ‘Hardware’ is key. Eschewing, gendered notions of jewellery and accessories, rather it is hardware that unites the women and men of Givenchy, a symbolic nexus of utility and luxury and the place where this collection began. The Lover’s Lock is a unisex object of utility, decoration, commitment and emotion; a sincere yet playful symbol of Paris – it nods to the lost locks of Le Pont des Arts – it is an object punctuated throughout this initial collection as both decoration and fastenings. It also points to Williams’ commitment to the world of Givenchy in this first proposal as thehouse’s Creative Director.     The Spring-Summer ‘21 collection explores Givenchy in the form of a stream of consciousness for Williams and is a ‘sampler’ of what is to come. Begun in the midst of a pandemic and completed within two months, this is a new beginning, yet is intermingled with elements of the archive and is a utilisation of Givenchy’s distinct lineage, pointing to the past, present and future. Above all, there is a sense of celebration, of the people who have led Williams here and those he wants to wear the clothes. This is expressed in the images that reveals the collection, a photographic study by the creative director together with the artist Heji Shin – a photographer who also gets to the heart of who a person is as much as to the clothes they wear.     From Hubert de Givenchy’s swathes of looped drapery, lighter-than-air transparencies, linear necklines and ‘Jour’ open backs, to the McQueen horn, reborn; both the classical and radical contrasts of Givenchy are embraced and shown to have always been part of the house’s history in the collection. Ultimately, it is a feeling of elegance, playfulness and pragmatism that is key to Matthew M. Williams’ vision for the house.     There is a notion of evolution, both lighthearted and serious, in this play of elements past and present. From the Tryp-toe shoe and stockings, the Horn-heel and hat together with a further examination of the Antigona bag, each is a play on and development of existing objects in the archive. They are joined by the new unisex Cut-out bag in its many iterations, as well as the G chains, objects that are destined to add to the history of the house and are interspersed throughout. Williams’ signature technical material experimentation is balanced by the traditional, natural and opulent. From the use of a cotton Ottoman for both genders in outerwear, technical taffeta in tailoring and structured Punto di Milano jersey to evoke more pure forms in dressmaking, tradition is respected yet refined and re-contextualised. At the same time, an experiment in different densities of injected foam leads to an evolution of the slide, the ultra-comfortable Marshmallow Slide is the footwear that underpins much of the collection, quite literally providing a casual, insouciant foundation for many of the more formal looks. The study of casual archetypes continues throughout the collection, including new technical coatings of denim in both paint and resin, work that is as labour intensive as the collection’s more traditional embroideries. It is a sign ofWilliams’ Californian sensibility transplanted to Europe that he approaches the two sides with equal aplomb and rigour, both classicism and subversion, with a sense of ease and respect for the humanity of the wearer infusing all.

STONE ISLAND X PERSOL
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STONE ISLAND X PERSOL

Accessories Present pilot frame P02460S — the reinterpretation of an archive model of sunglasses from the '70s to give birth to the PO2460S pilot frame, a new exclusive style that combines the spirit and the excellence of the two Italian brands. A single style and colorway.   It is a tantalizing convergence of the two brands, each being steeped in a rich heritage of Italian design and known for their devotion to craftmanship and technology. Separately they have defined excellence in their own fields. Together, they have created a new milestone in luxury eyewear. A mix of a shared vision.     A bold pilot profile is characterized by a metal bridge with visible screws, crafted with an exclusive attention to all details to ensure maximum protection, always in style. The metal bridge is hand brushed for an exquisite opal effect, in contrast with the frame. The gunmetal frame has temples enriched by the famous stylized Arrow and Meflecto technology and features yellow temple tips with the print of the iconic Stone Island logo. The frame is sanded by hand, making sure to give a luminous effect to the Arrow. The model has light blue polarized lenses, with both Persol and Stone Island engraved logos, one for each lens.     The sunglasses come with a multi-functional box that includes the sunglasses and their dedicated case, a branded lanyard and a special cleaning kit, embodying both brands’ attitude to the function.       Present pilot frame P02460S — the reinterpretation of an archive model of sunglasses from the '70s to give birth to the PO2460S pilot frame, a new exclusive style that combines the spirit and the excellence of the two Italian brands. A single style and colorway.   It is a tantalizing convergence of the two brands, each being steeped in a rich heritage of Italian design and known for their devotion to craftmanship and technology. Separately they have defined excellence in their own fields. Together, they have created a new milestone in luxury eyewear. A mix of a shared vision.     A bold pilot profile is characterized by a metal bridge with visible screws, crafted with an exclusive attention to all details to ensure maximum protection, always in style. The metal bridge is hand brushed for an exquisite opal effect, in contrast with the frame. The gunmetal frame has temples enriched by the famous stylized Arrow and Meflecto technology and features yellow temple tips with the print of the iconic Stone Island logo. The frame is sanded by hand, making sure to give a luminous effect to the Arrow. The model has light blue polarized lenses, with both Persol and Stone Island engraved logos, one for each lens.     The sunglasses come with a multi-functional box that includes the sunglasses and their dedicated case, a branded lanyard and a special cleaning kit, embodying both brands’ attitude to the function.      

Exclusive editorial starring Mike Gioia
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Exclusive editorial starring Mike Gioia

Men Exclusive editorial, captured by Diane Zhao.     TEAM CREDITS: model: Mike Gioia - Ford Models grooming by: Agata Helena Exclusive editorial, captured by Diane Zhao.     TEAM CREDITS: model: Mike Gioia - Ford Models grooming by: Agata Helena

UNIQLO Grote Marktstraat Opened Today
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UNIQLO Grote Marktstraat Opened Today

Fashion The Japanese retailer UNIQLO opened the doors of its first store in The Hague and second store in The Netherlands today at 10:00am. UNIQLO announces that it is proud to be able to offer LifeWear to the residents and visitors of this dynamic city.       For the opening of the UNIQLO Grote Marktstraat store, the retailer partnered with various local talents in order to showcase their work. As part of this, two fashion students of the ROC Mondriaan school joined an upcycling project for which they created two entirely new designs using items of the UNIQLO Recycle program. The creations are on display in one of the windows of the UNIQLO Grote Marktstraat store for the month of October. In addition, a Limited Edition Eco Tote Bag has been created incorporating a unique design by local illustrator Wies van der Wal. The Tote Bag is available to purchase at UNIQLO Grote Marktstraat at a price of €1,90.     On the first floor of the UNIQLO Grote Marktstraat store, a seating area has been set up in collaboration with Studio Perspective, who promote Dutch Design furniture items which are all locally produced in a sustainable and socially responsible manner.      Honoring The Hague, known for being one of the greenest cities of the Netherlands, a real garden has been recreated at the heart of the UNIQLO Grote Marktstraat store. Inspired by the traditional Japanese Garden at Park Clingendael, the garden incorporates true Japanese elements such as bonsai trees and green moss.       The Japanese retailer UNIQLO opened the doors of its first store in The Hague and second store in The Netherlands today at 10:00am. UNIQLO announces that it is proud to be able to offer LifeWear to the residents and visitors of this dynamic city.       For the opening of the UNIQLO Grote Marktstraat store, the retailer partnered with various local talents in order to showcase their work. As part of this, two fashion students of the ROC Mondriaan school joined an upcycling project for which they created two entirely new designs using items of the UNIQLO Recycle program. The creations are on display in one of the windows of the UNIQLO Grote Marktstraat store for the month of October. In addition, a Limited Edition Eco Tote Bag has been created incorporating a unique design by local illustrator Wies van der Wal. The Tote Bag is available to purchase at UNIQLO Grote Marktstraat at a price of €1,90.     On the first floor of the UNIQLO Grote Marktstraat store, a seating area has been set up in collaboration with Studio Perspective, who promote Dutch Design furniture items which are all locally produced in a sustainable and socially responsible manner.      Honoring The Hague, known for being one of the greenest cities of the Netherlands, a real garden has been recreated at the heart of the UNIQLO Grote Marktstraat store. Inspired by the traditional Japanese Garden at Park Clingendael, the garden incorporates true Japanese elements such as bonsai trees and green moss.      

Dries Van Noten The collections for Women & Men S/S 2021
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Dries Van Noten The collections for Women & Men S/S 2021

Fashion Week Bold, optimistic, colourful, light, pure, fun, sculpted, easy, kinetic, frank, joyous, vivid, warm and stark, jubilant, powerful. A minimum od artifice. The visionary films of New Zealand artist Len Lye. He pioneered harnessing motion in art. Filmed in the 1920s–1940s, with colour painted and motives scratched on the celluloid, they were precursors of the psychedelia that would follow only forty years later. A fashion shoot by Viviane Sassen. An homage to the powerful role fashion editorial and imagery has played in fashion. The uplifting joy of a perfect moment. A bright windy, sunny day on the beach. Billowing pure white clouds race across a clear blue sky. Energy is high. The narrative of folklore is evoked with traditional embroidery techniques. A point of view shared for our collections for Women and Men.     FORM: The challenge was to capture movement and optimism in dress. Pure lines that span many attitudes of dress from the sublimation of couture to utility in workwear. From constructed balloon sleeves to a simple patch pocket chino. Many looks for women and men have shorts as a foundation. The lines between traditions of garment structure for men and women are blurred. High waisted skirts and pants. Exaggerated wide scooped necklines on constructed garments are mirrored in shirting. Vivid one-piece bathing suits for women for the first-ever time. Light caftans for the beach. Ties draw scalloped forms on backs.     FABRICS: The crisp and comforting simplicity of cottons. The airy light movement of organza. Contrasts in opacity and hand. Summer suiting and shirting, Large mesh, Silk organza bonded to linen, Casual sweats, chinos, silk cloque.   PRINT & EMBELLISHMENT: All printed motifs are derived from frames captured from the films of Len Lye. A new take on print and embroidery. A graphic play with light and shadow. The reality and illusion of dancing in a projection. Motifs from one printed garment invade another – prints from a skirt move onto the lapel of a jacket. What appear as simple stripes are shards of light cast through a louver shutter captured and printed. Stripes undulating across garments almost bring optical interference. The word ‘You’ is printed orembroidered on tops to encourage an end to the era of ‘Me’. The largecircle of a spotlight in vivid colours seems projected on the wearer. The romance of verdant green palm trees. The traditional craft of needlework in optic white. Laser cuts in leather seem as ‘Broderie Anglaise’ or lace. The exuberance of ruffles. Len Lye’s essay on movement in art is printed in its entirety on garments that will ‘drop’ later in the season.   ACCESSORIES:  Clutches seem caught in a vivid projection of colour and stripes. Shoes and open-toe sandals in Nappa leather mounted on our signature banana heel. Eyewear is colour coordinated with earrings and necklaces in micro beads.   PHOTOGRAPHY: Viviane Sassen   Bold, optimistic, colourful, light, pure, fun, sculpted, easy, kinetic, frank, joyous, vivid, warm and stark, jubilant, powerful. A minimum od artifice. The visionary films of New Zealand artist Len Lye. He pioneered harnessing motion in art. Filmed in the 1920s–1940s, with colour painted and motives scratched on the celluloid, they were precursors of the psychedelia that would follow only forty years later. A fashion shoot by Viviane Sassen. An homage to the powerful role fashion editorial and imagery has played in fashion. The uplifting joy of a perfect moment. A bright windy, sunny day on the beach. Billowing pure white clouds race across a clear blue sky. Energy is high. The narrative of folklore is evoked with traditional embroidery techniques. A point of view shared for our collections for Women and Men.     FORM: The challenge was to capture movement and optimism in dress. Pure lines that span many attitudes of dress from the sublimation of couture to utility in workwear. From constructed balloon sleeves to a simple patch pocket chino. Many looks for women and men have shorts as a foundation. The lines between traditions of garment structure for men and women are blurred. High waisted skirts and pants. Exaggerated wide scooped necklines on constructed garments are mirrored in shirting. Vivid one-piece bathing suits for women for the first-ever time. Light caftans for the beach. Ties draw scalloped forms on backs.     FABRICS: The crisp and comforting simplicity of cottons. The airy light movement of organza. Contrasts in opacity and hand. Summer suiting and shirting, Large mesh, Silk organza bonded to linen, Casual sweats, chinos, silk cloque.   PRINT & EMBELLISHMENT: All printed motifs are derived from frames captured from the films of Len Lye. A new take on print and embroidery. A graphic play with light and shadow. The reality and illusion of dancing in a projection. Motifs from one printed garment invade another – prints from a skirt move onto the lapel of a jacket. What appear as simple stripes are shards of light cast through a louver shutter captured and printed. Stripes undulating across garments almost bring optical interference. The word ‘You’ is printed orembroidered on tops to encourage an end to the era of ‘Me’. The largecircle of a spotlight in vivid colours seems projected on the wearer. The romance of verdant green palm trees. The traditional craft of needlework in optic white. Laser cuts in leather seem as ‘Broderie Anglaise’ or lace. The exuberance of ruffles. Len Lye’s essay on movement in art is printed in its entirety on garments that will ‘drop’ later in the season.   ACCESSORIES:  Clutches seem caught in a vivid projection of colour and stripes. Shoes and open-toe sandals in Nappa leather mounted on our signature banana heel. Eyewear is colour coordinated with earrings and necklaces in micro beads.   PHOTOGRAPHY: Viviane Sassen  

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