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Philippe Model Paris for Spring & Summer
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Philippe Model Paris for Spring & Summer

Accessories 90s aesthetics. A re-working of the atmospheres and styles of the decade that symbolised theabsolute coexistence of different, sometimes opposite trends, which represented a moment of infinitepossibilities - styles, inventions, modernity, ways of life – in fashion and beyond. From musical subcultures to aesthetic ones, the 90s mixed opulence with minimalism, grunge with gothic, clubbing with purism, making every association acceptable and legitimising the sporty model in everyday life. Philippe Model Paris embraces this quest for experimentation and freedom of expression through a collection in which materials and colours come together in unexpected combinations. The senses of touch and sight are stimulated in an almost psychedelic manner. From fluorescent varnish to soft, sophisticated leather, from nylon to metal animal print, from printedpony hair to absolute mono-colour elegance: a dynamic and harmonious blend thatmakes a well-known, familiar taste current and contemporary. There are two major innovations, for both men and women, in terms of models and shapes. EZE: The first is EZE, an aesthetic tribute to the 90s, with its oversized shape and the mix and match style ofmaterials and colours reminiscent of a more underground, sophisticated taste. Eze is a new running shoe that is ultra-light, thanks to the use of innovative Eva technology, withdeliberately extreme volumes combining very different materials and colours.   SAINT DENIS: The second is SAINT DENIS: an original idea of what a sneaker is, it was inspired by basketball culture and style, innovatively interpreted while confirming the brand’s Parisian soul. This even includes thename: In addition to being one of the most famous multi-ethnic quarters of Paris, Saint Denis is alsowhere the first basketball court in the world was built in 1892, and where the first basketball match in France and in Europe took place in 1893. Despite the sport having been invented by James Naismithin the United States a year earlier, the French capital, and Saint Denis in particular, can claim the honour of having the oldest basketball court in the world. When it comes to aesthetics, both the sole and the upper are characterised by the dynamism and movement of their lines and by varied materials.   TRPX & PRSX: TRPX and PRSX, reinterpretations of the brand’s iconic models, are literally dressed in new texturesand colours, from fluorescent to animal print to vinyl, ensuring that the brand’s heritage is always instep with the times. While Montecarlo, the running shoe par excellence with an innovative design that has marked an important evolution of the brand in terms of proportions, takes the concept of colour blocking to the extreme, pairing pop with metal.     The Philippe Model Paris brand has its roots in the creative genius of the namesake French founder and artist who, thanks to his eclectic talent, has earned a prominent place among the world’s fashion greats. In 1978, at just 22 years old, Philippe Model launched his fashion accessories brand, immediately collaborating withFrance’s top couturiers. The brand gained prominence in the 1980s, when the first iconic shoe, the Elastique,became a symbol of modern femininity, well ahead of its time in terms of the revolutionary concept of comfort seen in future sneakers. 2008 marks the year in which the creative talent of the French designer and artist met Italian excellence and know-how. In 2016, the brand set down a new path of international developmentwhen it was acquired by 21 Invest, an Italian private equity firm led by Alessandro Benetton. In addition to its elegant Parisian showroom, in 2017 the brand opened its new head offices in Via Bigli, at the heart of Milan’s fashion district and just a few meters from the first single-brand shop, inaugurated in May of the same year, in Via Sant’Andrea 17. 2018 saw even more openings, such as the Parisian boutique in Rue de Grenelle, plus Saint Tropez, Lyon and Rome’s Piazza di Spagna location. In addition to strengthening strategic markets such as the USA and Asia, the brand has opened one new shop in South Korea and five in China. 90s aesthetics. A re-working of the atmospheres and styles of the decade that symbolised theabsolute coexistence of different, sometimes opposite trends, which represented a moment of infinitepossibilities - styles, inventions, modernity, ways of life – in fashion and beyond. From musical subcultures to aesthetic ones, the 90s mixed opulence with minimalism, grunge with gothic, clubbing with purism, making every association acceptable and legitimising the sporty model in everyday life. Philippe Model Paris embraces this quest for experimentation and freedom of expression through a collection in which materials and colours come together in unexpected combinations. The senses of touch and sight are stimulated in an almost psychedelic manner. From fluorescent varnish to soft, sophisticated leather, from nylon to metal animal print, from printedpony hair to absolute mono-colour elegance: a dynamic and harmonious blend thatmakes a well-known, familiar taste current and contemporary. There are two major innovations, for both men and women, in terms of models and shapes. EZE: The first is EZE, an aesthetic tribute to the 90s, with its oversized shape and the mix and match style ofmaterials and colours reminiscent of a more underground, sophisticated taste. Eze is a new running shoe that is ultra-light, thanks to the use of innovative Eva technology, withdeliberately extreme volumes combining very different materials and colours.   SAINT DENIS: The second is SAINT DENIS: an original idea of what a sneaker is, it was inspired by basketball culture and style, innovatively interpreted while confirming the brand’s Parisian soul. This even includes thename: In addition to being one of the most famous multi-ethnic quarters of Paris, Saint Denis is alsowhere the first basketball court in the world was built in 1892, and where the first basketball match in France and in Europe took place in 1893. Despite the sport having been invented by James Naismithin the United States a year earlier, the French capital, and Saint Denis in particular, can claim the honour of having the oldest basketball court in the world. When it comes to aesthetics, both the sole and the upper are characterised by the dynamism and movement of their lines and by varied materials.   TRPX & PRSX: TRPX and PRSX, reinterpretations of the brand’s iconic models, are literally dressed in new texturesand colours, from fluorescent to animal print to vinyl, ensuring that the brand’s heritage is always instep with the times. While Montecarlo, the running shoe par excellence with an innovative design that has marked an important evolution of the brand in terms of proportions, takes the concept of colour blocking to the extreme, pairing pop with metal.     The Philippe Model Paris brand has its roots in the creative genius of the namesake French founder and artist who, thanks to his eclectic talent, has earned a prominent place among the world’s fashion greats. In 1978, at just 22 years old, Philippe Model launched his fashion accessories brand, immediately collaborating withFrance’s top couturiers. The brand gained prominence in the 1980s, when the first iconic shoe, the Elastique,became a symbol of modern femininity, well ahead of its time in terms of the revolutionary concept of comfort seen in future sneakers. 2008 marks the year in which the creative talent of the French designer and artist met Italian excellence and know-how. In 2016, the brand set down a new path of international developmentwhen it was acquired by 21 Invest, an Italian private equity firm led by Alessandro Benetton. In addition to its elegant Parisian showroom, in 2017 the brand opened its new head offices in Via Bigli, at the heart of Milan’s fashion district and just a few meters from the first single-brand shop, inaugurated in May of the same year, in Via Sant’Andrea 17. 2018 saw even more openings, such as the Parisian boutique in Rue de Grenelle, plus Saint Tropez, Lyon and Rome’s Piazza di Spagna location. In addition to strengthening strategic markets such as the USA and Asia, the brand has opened one new shop in South Korea and five in China.

Corneliani releases the Circle Collection
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Corneliani releases the Circle Collection

Men Corneliani designs a new ‘circle’ of values and products of low environment impact, based on responsibility and transparency at every stage of the manufacturing cycle. CIRCLE is a stylistic and productive code that symbolizes the life cycle; it is the beginning of a new path of social and environmental awareness and responsibility; it is a 'circle' of people and products through which the brand renews its ties with its long-standing clients and new eco-sustainable consumers, who are increasingly attentive to the nature of what they choose to wear. With this project, the company writes the first chapter of a new story that reflects the constant dialogue with the final buyer and the need for a concept of elegance that is not only aesthetic, but also, and above all, ethical. From this comparison comes a first capsule collection of garments united by the exclusive use of natural and organic fibers from companies and suppliers who have long since embarked on the path of sustainability.   Through this approach, Corneliani starts a first phase of change and prospective alignment with the methods, certifications and international standards that regulate the compatibility of industrial processes. The company’s management team and the brand's production chain unite with an alternative mentality and a concrete conduct aimed at integrating and guaranteeing the new generation values, centered on transparency and traceability. The path inaugurated by Corneliani aims to implement and operate new system synergies that allow the company to expand its horizons and increase its quality thanks to a solid and conscious vision, shared both within the team and with all contacts and suppliers in the production chain. The will to act in a positive and responsible way implies a natural reflection on primary issues such as the protection of the territory, the well-being of people and the definition of effective solutions for the reduction of CO2 emissions and water and energy consumption, with the aim of reducing the environmental impact and the waste of non- renewable resources. Closing the 'circle' presupposes a commitment to transparent, clear and verified information regarding the choices made in this new path, guided by sustainable thinking in the direction of a more modern and healthy production system.   Corneliani CIRCLE debuts with six total looks with an essential, versatile and urban taste, faithful to the identity, style and excellence that have always distinguished the brand. The capsule is integrated in the SS 2020 collection and includes outerwear, trousers, shirts, knitwear and footwear. The capsule is distinguished by a dedicated label and product tags, in which the customer will also find a link to a dedicated section in corneliani.com with all information on materials and production.   The CIRCLE means: Circle of transparency and inclusion with respect to the new values adopted by the company. Circle of communication on the quality of the new generation and on the different aspects concerning style, innovation and responsibility. Circle of territoriality. Circle of research and development with the team inside and outside the company. Corneliani designs a new ‘circle’ of values and products of low environment impact, based on responsibility and transparency at every stage of the manufacturing cycle. CIRCLE is a stylistic and productive code that symbolizes the life cycle; it is the beginning of a new path of social and environmental awareness and responsibility; it is a 'circle' of people and products through which the brand renews its ties with its long-standing clients and new eco-sustainable consumers, who are increasingly attentive to the nature of what they choose to wear. With this project, the company writes the first chapter of a new story that reflects the constant dialogue with the final buyer and the need for a concept of elegance that is not only aesthetic, but also, and above all, ethical. From this comparison comes a first capsule collection of garments united by the exclusive use of natural and organic fibers from companies and suppliers who have long since embarked on the path of sustainability.   Through this approach, Corneliani starts a first phase of change and prospective alignment with the methods, certifications and international standards that regulate the compatibility of industrial processes. The company’s management team and the brand's production chain unite with an alternative mentality and a concrete conduct aimed at integrating and guaranteeing the new generation values, centered on transparency and traceability. The path inaugurated by Corneliani aims to implement and operate new system synergies that allow the company to expand its horizons and increase its quality thanks to a solid and conscious vision, shared both within the team and with all contacts and suppliers in the production chain. The will to act in a positive and responsible way implies a natural reflection on primary issues such as the protection of the territory, the well-being of people and the definition of effective solutions for the reduction of CO2 emissions and water and energy consumption, with the aim of reducing the environmental impact and the waste of non- renewable resources. Closing the 'circle' presupposes a commitment to transparent, clear and verified information regarding the choices made in this new path, guided by sustainable thinking in the direction of a more modern and healthy production system.   Corneliani CIRCLE debuts with six total looks with an essential, versatile and urban taste, faithful to the identity, style and excellence that have always distinguished the brand. The capsule is integrated in the SS 2020 collection and includes outerwear, trousers, shirts, knitwear and footwear. The capsule is distinguished by a dedicated label and product tags, in which the customer will also find a link to a dedicated section in corneliani.com with all information on materials and production.   The CIRCLE means: Circle of transparency and inclusion with respect to the new values adopted by the company. Circle of communication on the quality of the new generation and on the different aspects concerning style, innovation and responsibility. Circle of territoriality. Circle of research and development with the team inside and outside the company.

Steve Madden for Spring & Summer
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Steve Madden for Spring & Summer

Men The new men's colection of Steve Madden consists of sneakers in daring colors and more dressed styles provied with many rich details. Bold sneakers in futuristic materials, supported by a lug sporty sole and daring lacing details with complement on-trend athleisure looks while loafers and lace-up shoes with sequined all-over prints are perfect for providing that little extra glam.   Discover the new collection on  https://stevemadden.nl/   The new men's colection of Steve Madden consists of sneakers in daring colors and more dressed styles provied with many rich details. Bold sneakers in futuristic materials, supported by a lug sporty sole and daring lacing details with complement on-trend athleisure looks while loafers and lace-up shoes with sequined all-over prints are perfect for providing that little extra glam.   Discover the new collection on  https://stevemadden.nl/  

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Daily Paper joins forces with David Alabo on a capsule collection
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Daily Paper joins forces with David Alabo on a capsule collection

Fashion As part of the Spring Summer 2020 collection, Daily Paper commissioned Ghanian visual artist David Alabo on a limited-edition capsule collection. The collaborative project features the creatives' visual design on a range of t-shirts, each highlighting an Afro-Surrealistic tarot card providing insight and guidance through symbolism and spiritual wisdom.      Just like Daily Paper, Alabo creates futuristic worlds that highlight Africa and its diaspora. Using 3-dimensional abstract works, photography and mixed media pieces as primary mediums, the young artist is committed to gaining an understanding of how best to showcase and critique African society through the lens of the strange & fantastical.   "Daily Paper is dedicated to promoting African culture by honoring the past and its influence on their vision of the future. They push the boundaries and challenge the perception of Africa in the fashion world which is what I aim to achieve in the art world too. It just makes sense that we work together and inspire each other" - David Alabo As part of the Spring Summer 2020 collection, Daily Paper commissioned Ghanian visual artist David Alabo on a limited-edition capsule collection. The collaborative project features the creatives' visual design on a range of t-shirts, each highlighting an Afro-Surrealistic tarot card providing insight and guidance through symbolism and spiritual wisdom.      Just like Daily Paper, Alabo creates futuristic worlds that highlight Africa and its diaspora. Using 3-dimensional abstract works, photography and mixed media pieces as primary mediums, the young artist is committed to gaining an understanding of how best to showcase and critique African society through the lens of the strange & fantastical.   "Daily Paper is dedicated to promoting African culture by honoring the past and its influence on their vision of the future. They push the boundaries and challenge the perception of Africa in the fashion world which is what I aim to achieve in the art world too. It just makes sense that we work together and inspire each other" - David Alabo

Anyway by Sebastien Giraud
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Anyway by Sebastien Giraud

Fashion New exclusive Editorial for #NumeroDigital   Team Credits: Photographer: Sebastien Giraud Fashion Editor: Joy Sinanian Casting: Corinne Patron Hair/Make-up: Mickael Jauneau @ Agence Aurelien Using GHD hair et Leonor Greyl hair Grooming with the line Boy de Chanel Digital: Matias Brigidano Assistant Fashion Editor: Manavi Dang Model: Sebastien B @ MManagement Models New exclusive Editorial for #NumeroDigital   Team Credits: Photographer: Sebastien Giraud Fashion Editor: Joy Sinanian Casting: Corinne Patron Hair/Make-up: Mickael Jauneau @ Agence Aurelien Using GHD hair et Leonor Greyl hair Grooming with the line Boy de Chanel Digital: Matias Brigidano Assistant Fashion Editor: Manavi Dang Model: Sebastien B @ MManagement Models

Prada Exclusive Editorial
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Prada Exclusive Editorial

Fashion photographed by: Jorre Janssens styled by: Victor Vergara grooming and hair by: Wout Philippo model: Pim at Philipp Riches Management casting: Timotej Letonja production assistant: Michael Geertzen   all clothing and accessories are PRADA Spring & Summer 2020 photographed by: Jorre Janssens styled by: Victor Vergara grooming and hair by: Wout Philippo model: Pim at Philipp Riches Management casting: Timotej Letonja production assistant: Michael Geertzen   all clothing and accessories are PRADA Spring & Summer 2020

Portraits of LA
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Portraits of LA

Fashion Powered by the creative efforts of Naskademini and Marcus Troy, Parajumpers captures the movement and intensity of LA for their spirited Spring/Summer 2020 campaign of Parajumpers. The adventurous image of the brand is shaped by the grit and energy of a city that thrives on individuality and demands attention. Ready to face the challenges urban living, locals put their own spin on staple pieces and contemporary forms. Comfort is modernized and emphasized with knits, fleeces and casual wear designed for functionality, durability and high-style. Individuality and movement are source of inspiration for the models, the campaign, and the seasonal collection. Versatility and practicality are the drive behind puffers, padded parkas, featherweight and sleeveless items. Hybrids are the perfect bridge between the warmth of jackets and the freedom of knits. Oversized and relaxed pieces are a touch of the 90s in tech-fabrics. Blending contemporary forms and timeless design, colour palettes mimic night in the metropolis - khaki, midnight blue, alarm red. Like Los Angeles, Parajumpers lives in the moment, in movement. The Spring/Summer 2020 campaign is about exploring new frontiers and conquering challenges – whether it’s in a city like Los Angeles, the California wilderness, or the realm of outerwear design. Powered by the creative efforts of Naskademini and Marcus Troy, Parajumpers captures the movement and intensity of LA for their spirited Spring/Summer 2020 campaign of Parajumpers. The adventurous image of the brand is shaped by the grit and energy of a city that thrives on individuality and demands attention. Ready to face the challenges urban living, locals put their own spin on staple pieces and contemporary forms. Comfort is modernized and emphasized with knits, fleeces and casual wear designed for functionality, durability and high-style. Individuality and movement are source of inspiration for the models, the campaign, and the seasonal collection. Versatility and practicality are the drive behind puffers, padded parkas, featherweight and sleeveless items. Hybrids are the perfect bridge between the warmth of jackets and the freedom of knits. Oversized and relaxed pieces are a touch of the 90s in tech-fabrics. Blending contemporary forms and timeless design, colour palettes mimic night in the metropolis - khaki, midnight blue, alarm red. Like Los Angeles, Parajumpers lives in the moment, in movement. The Spring/Summer 2020 campaign is about exploring new frontiers and conquering challenges – whether it’s in a city like Los Angeles, the California wilderness, or the realm of outerwear design.

Tommy Jeans & Looney Tunes release a capsule collection
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Tommy Jeans & Looney Tunes release a capsule collection

Fashion Tommy Hilfiger and Warner Bros. Consumer Products announce the launch of the TOMMY JEANS Looney Tunes capsule collection, which includes dedicated styles for kids. Building on TOMMY JEANS’ history of collaborating with pop culture icons, the capsule is the ultimate fusion of American fashion and entertainment. Aligning with the brand’s passion for multi-media creativity, Looney Tunes® is a worldwide franchise spawning several television series, feature films, comic books, music albums, video games and even amusement park rides. The TOMMY JEANS Looney Tunes® capsule collection will be available at select TOMMY JEANS stores globally, and online at tommy.com in Europe, Asia Pacific and the U.S., beginning March 20, 2020. “The TOMMY JEANS Looney Tunes capsule is an exciting blend of two brands defined by youthful energy and determined optimism,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “We are both dedicated to honoring our heritages, while constantly reimagining them with a fresh twist that resonates today. This shared spirit and its expression makes our collaboration a natural fit for the next generation of fans around the world.” The TOMMY JEANS Looney Tunes capsule is designed through a streetwear lens, bringing classic Warner Bros. characters to life for the generations of today. The co-created, digital-first campaign will feature unique animations that combine the TOMMY JEANS logo and beloved cartoon figures including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Tasmanian Devil, Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote. The legendary characters embody the TOMMY JEANS values of being fearless, bold, diverse and authentic. Just like the fans of TOMMY JEANS, they are bonded by differences, not sameness. The capsule features a range of fresh and vibrant designs including relaxed-fit sweatshirts in gray, navy and light pink display the hybrid logo front and center. A cropped hoodie, pool slides, backpack, fisherman’s hat and baseball cap adorn the capsule’s energizing all-over Looney Tunes print. The crittered sneakers, fanny pack, sweatpants and denim jacket make for eye-catching streetstyle staples. All of the pieces are ideal additions to the wardrobe of social collectors and social creatives – the confident, savvily dressed digital natives. The collaboration extends into a dedicated Looney Tunes Kids line, available as part of the capsule. For girls, a light blue wash, denim dungaree and denim jacket provide the signature TOMMY JEANS street edge. Boys can enjoy modern and elevated loungewear in the form of Looney Tunes sweatpants, crew neck sweaters and a critter hoodie. Spirited T-Shirts and accessories like the bum bag, backpack and bucket hat can be styled for all. Photographer Jack Henry Bridgland shot the capsule campaign starring U.K.-born, emerging musicians, Jesse James Solomon, and Joy Crookes. Multimedia artist, Francois Dourlen, created a series of campaign visuals in his signature ‘smARTphone’ style, wherein Dourlen uses his iPhone to playfully and seamlessly superimpose cartoon characters into real-life situations. Fans are encouraged to follow @TommyJeans to join the growing TOMMY JEANS community. In line with their music-inspired heritage, the @TommyJeansInstagram account will be delivering 24/7 experimental content and pushing the boundaries as a destination for fashion authenticity, self- expression and exchange. Join the conversation on social media using #TommyJeans and #TommyJeansXLooneyTunes.   Tommy Hilfiger and Warner Bros. Consumer Products announce the launch of the TOMMY JEANS Looney Tunes capsule collection, which includes dedicated styles for kids. Building on TOMMY JEANS’ history of collaborating with pop culture icons, the capsule is the ultimate fusion of American fashion and entertainment. Aligning with the brand’s passion for multi-media creativity, Looney Tunes® is a worldwide franchise spawning several television series, feature films, comic books, music albums, video games and even amusement park rides. The TOMMY JEANS Looney Tunes® capsule collection will be available at select TOMMY JEANS stores globally, and online at tommy.com in Europe, Asia Pacific and the U.S., beginning March 20, 2020. “The TOMMY JEANS Looney Tunes capsule is an exciting blend of two brands defined by youthful energy and determined optimism,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “We are both dedicated to honoring our heritages, while constantly reimagining them with a fresh twist that resonates today. This shared spirit and its expression makes our collaboration a natural fit for the next generation of fans around the world.” The TOMMY JEANS Looney Tunes capsule is designed through a streetwear lens, bringing classic Warner Bros. characters to life for the generations of today. The co-created, digital-first campaign will feature unique animations that combine the TOMMY JEANS logo and beloved cartoon figures including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Tasmanian Devil, Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote. The legendary characters embody the TOMMY JEANS values of being fearless, bold, diverse and authentic. Just like the fans of TOMMY JEANS, they are bonded by differences, not sameness. The capsule features a range of fresh and vibrant designs including relaxed-fit sweatshirts in gray, navy and light pink display the hybrid logo front and center. A cropped hoodie, pool slides, backpack, fisherman’s hat and baseball cap adorn the capsule’s energizing all-over Looney Tunes print. The crittered sneakers, fanny pack, sweatpants and denim jacket make for eye-catching streetstyle staples. All of the pieces are ideal additions to the wardrobe of social collectors and social creatives – the confident, savvily dressed digital natives. The collaboration extends into a dedicated Looney Tunes Kids line, available as part of the capsule. For girls, a light blue wash, denim dungaree and denim jacket provide the signature TOMMY JEANS street edge. Boys can enjoy modern and elevated loungewear in the form of Looney Tunes sweatpants, crew neck sweaters and a critter hoodie. Spirited T-Shirts and accessories like the bum bag, backpack and bucket hat can be styled for all. Photographer Jack Henry Bridgland shot the capsule campaign starring U.K.-born, emerging musicians, Jesse James Solomon, and Joy Crookes. Multimedia artist, Francois Dourlen, created a series of campaign visuals in his signature ‘smARTphone’ style, wherein Dourlen uses his iPhone to playfully and seamlessly superimpose cartoon characters into real-life situations. Fans are encouraged to follow @TommyJeans to join the growing TOMMY JEANS community. In line with their music-inspired heritage, the @TommyJeansInstagram account will be delivering 24/7 experimental content and pushing the boundaries as a destination for fashion authenticity, self- expression and exchange. Join the conversation on social media using #TommyJeans and #TommyJeansXLooneyTunes.  

In conversation with GRiZ
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In conversation with GRiZ

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

Jason Denham collaborates with Laser 3.14
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Jason Denham collaborates with Laser 3.14

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

Here's to the next six decades
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Here's to the next six decades

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

Woolrich for Spring & Summer 2020
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Woolrich for Spring & Summer 2020

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

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