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Acne Studios launches the Fall/Winter 2020 collection with team members and their dogs
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Acne Studios launches the Fall/Winter 2020 collection with team members and their dogs

Fashion Acne Studios launch of the Fall/Winter 2020 collection features dog artwork realized by British artist, Lydia Blakeley, known for casting her creative gaze onto everything from prize poodles to cat memes.     To capture the garments showcasing man’s best friend, Acne Studios gathered members of its own team members for a portrait of employees and their dogs. Swedish photographer AndersEdström, captures this Acne Studios special occasion. Sta ers along with their dogs werephotographed wearing the pup-focused garments as well as oversized suiting pieces from the collection at the headquarters in Stockholm, once the Czech Embassy.     “A while ago I became a dog owner myself. Ever since then I’ve started to notice the ‘dog people’, walking, being and dressing. I didn’t see them in the same way before and now I guess I’ve become one myself. For this collection, I wanted to highlight and credit that subculture for all the inspiration it has given me.” says Jonny Johansson, Creative Director of Acne Studios.     With the 70s brutalist-style building as a backdrop along with interior, the portrait captures Pontus Björkman, Global Wholesale Director and his Yorkshire Terrier Kenzo; Edouard Schneider, Global Communications Director and his Miniature Dachshund Pumba; Ioana Ciocan, Technical Designer and her French Bulldog Jasper, to name a few.     The Acne Studios Fall/Winter 2020 collection in full is a reimagination of vintage workwear. Lydia’s dog motifs, which are screen-printed throughout the collection on cotton staples,are found among lumberjack-inspired annels, over-dimensioned checks and classic denim.The collection is composed of a range of fabrics, from denims to silks, in a mix of bold and neutral hues.     The Acne Studios Fall/Winter 2020 collection is available in Acne Studios stores and online at acnestudios.com. Acne Studios launch of the Fall/Winter 2020 collection features dog artwork realized by British artist, Lydia Blakeley, known for casting her creative gaze onto everything from prize poodles to cat memes.     To capture the garments showcasing man’s best friend, Acne Studios gathered members of its own team members for a portrait of employees and their dogs. Swedish photographer AndersEdström, captures this Acne Studios special occasion. Sta ers along with their dogs werephotographed wearing the pup-focused garments as well as oversized suiting pieces from the collection at the headquarters in Stockholm, once the Czech Embassy.     “A while ago I became a dog owner myself. Ever since then I’ve started to notice the ‘dog people’, walking, being and dressing. I didn’t see them in the same way before and now I guess I’ve become one myself. For this collection, I wanted to highlight and credit that subculture for all the inspiration it has given me.” says Jonny Johansson, Creative Director of Acne Studios.     With the 70s brutalist-style building as a backdrop along with interior, the portrait captures Pontus Björkman, Global Wholesale Director and his Yorkshire Terrier Kenzo; Edouard Schneider, Global Communications Director and his Miniature Dachshund Pumba; Ioana Ciocan, Technical Designer and her French Bulldog Jasper, to name a few.     The Acne Studios Fall/Winter 2020 collection in full is a reimagination of vintage workwear. Lydia’s dog motifs, which are screen-printed throughout the collection on cotton staples,are found among lumberjack-inspired annels, over-dimensioned checks and classic denim.The collection is composed of a range of fabrics, from denims to silks, in a mix of bold and neutral hues.     The Acne Studios Fall/Winter 2020 collection is available in Acne Studios stores and online at acnestudios.com.

Special editorial collaboration with Balenciaga, photographed by Paul Scala
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Special editorial collaboration with Balenciaga, photographed by Paul Scala

Men Balenciaga X Numéro Homme Netherlands Special   Demna Gvasalia's Fall 2020 collection for Balenciaga was like a black mass in the worship of silhouette, austerity and minimalism; creating a powerful shift in the parameters of contemporary menswear. And like any religious episode, these clothes have the power to provoke thought. They also spark a new approach to sensuality and the beauty that lies in restraint. However, unlike The Invisible Man who inspired these images, here are clothes in which you can lose yourself. Lose yourself to find something else...  - Karl Plewka      TEAM CREDITS: Editor in Chief / casting  @timiletonja Photographer @paulscala Styling @karlplewka Hair @kenorourke1 Makeup Artist @joeyjoeychoy Model @yatesy17 @heroesmodels wearing @balenciaga Set Design @ciaranlindenbeale Shibari @anatomiestudiolondon   Balenciaga X Numéro Homme Netherlands Special   Demna Gvasalia's Fall 2020 collection for Balenciaga was like a black mass in the worship of silhouette, austerity and minimalism; creating a powerful shift in the parameters of contemporary menswear. And like any religious episode, these clothes have the power to provoke thought. They also spark a new approach to sensuality and the beauty that lies in restraint. However, unlike The Invisible Man who inspired these images, here are clothes in which you can lose yourself. Lose yourself to find something else...  - Karl Plewka      TEAM CREDITS: Editor in Chief / casting  @timiletonja Photographer @paulscala Styling @karlplewka Hair @kenorourke1 Makeup Artist @joeyjoeychoy Model @yatesy17 @heroesmodels wearing @balenciaga Set Design @ciaranlindenbeale Shibari @anatomiestudiolondon  

Louis Vuitton Men’s Collection by Virgil Abloh Fall-Winter 2020
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Louis Vuitton Men’s Collection by Virgil Abloh Fall-Winter 2020

Men The title of the Fall-Winter 2020 collection, ‘Heaven on Earth’ is an image of the core values embodied by Virgil Abloh atLouis Vuitton: a dream world that transcends prejudice as an objective to inspire inclusivity and unity-in-diversity through his work. It is underpinned by the overarching philosophy of Black Imagination and the continual imbuement of Black representation within fashion, luxury and beyond. Shot in London, the campaign lends its platform to young creative talent from across the arts, featuring the likes of British actor Michael Ward and Ghanaian model Ottawa Kwami as part of its cast.     The collection studies the anthropology of the suit and the reprogramming of traditional dress codes. Virgil Abloh investigates the lifelong relationship formed by adolescent and young men with shirting and suiting in a material and gurative exercise in freedom, presented within the familiar constrictions of tailoring. The rm symbol of convention, trade and success, the tapered silhouette departs its corporate comfort zone. Twisted and turned, the dress codes of an old world are neutralised, re-appropriated and embraced for a progressive joie de vivre.   Black Imagination: The transformative process of rethinking and overturning the inherited and often unconscious expectations tied to Black identities through history, and creating an encouraging Black consciousness for the present and the future.     The utopian idea of ‘Heaven on Earth’ creates the framework for the Louis Vuitton Fall-Winter 2020 Men’s campaign. Photographed by Tim Walker, the images widen the collection’s surrealist lens through the metaphorical language of clouds. Applying his ongoing premise of Boyhood – seeing the world through the unspoiled eyes of a child – Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh employs clouds as a symbol of freedom, unity and peace. Evading constraint, territory and possession, they are dreamlike bodies oating across a sky observed universally across borders and beliefs. The title of the Fall-Winter 2020 collection, ‘Heaven on Earth’ is an image of the core values embodied by Virgil Abloh atLouis Vuitton: a dream world that transcends prejudice as an objective to inspire inclusivity and unity-in-diversity through his work. It is underpinned by the overarching philosophy of Black Imagination and the continual imbuement of Black representation within fashion, luxury and beyond. Shot in London, the campaign lends its platform to young creative talent from across the arts, featuring the likes of British actor Michael Ward and Ghanaian model Ottawa Kwami as part of its cast.     The collection studies the anthropology of the suit and the reprogramming of traditional dress codes. Virgil Abloh investigates the lifelong relationship formed by adolescent and young men with shirting and suiting in a material and gurative exercise in freedom, presented within the familiar constrictions of tailoring. The rm symbol of convention, trade and success, the tapered silhouette departs its corporate comfort zone. Twisted and turned, the dress codes of an old world are neutralised, re-appropriated and embraced for a progressive joie de vivre.   Black Imagination: The transformative process of rethinking and overturning the inherited and often unconscious expectations tied to Black identities through history, and creating an encouraging Black consciousness for the present and the future.     The utopian idea of ‘Heaven on Earth’ creates the framework for the Louis Vuitton Fall-Winter 2020 Men’s campaign. Photographed by Tim Walker, the images widen the collection’s surrealist lens through the metaphorical language of clouds. Applying his ongoing premise of Boyhood – seeing the world through the unspoiled eyes of a child – Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh employs clouds as a symbol of freedom, unity and peace. Evading constraint, territory and possession, they are dreamlike bodies oating across a sky observed universally across borders and beliefs.

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New Concept: Casa Lois in Amsterdam
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New Concept: Casa Lois in Amsterdam

Fashion Ever since the 60’s Lois Jeans has been famous for its sexy and iconic fits and flares. Born and raised in Valencia, Lois was determined to go international and so they did. The brand was known for breaking boundaries and soon young people around the world realised that Lois was their perfect fit.   Now, years later Lois is still thriving but this time holding a double passport with a home in Valencia and Amsterdam. Although Amsterdam is a big part of the ‘new Lois’ the Spanish roots have grown deeper and a modern Mediterranean aesthetic and strategy arose. In a sense, Lois has returned home. This renewed connection has inspired Lois to create a soulful, authentic and inviting retail concept: CASA LOIS.     This new concept has transformed Lois Galería into a warm and welcoming home where customers are guests and the spirit of Lois has become tangible. The use of natural materials, organic shapes and earth tones make for a harmonious and calming environment. Lois Galería transports you to an idyllic Finca, a traditional house on the countryside of Spain. Creating a perfect backdrop to the freshness of blue from the jeans and the airy linens that are focal points within the collections. This renewed space allows you to take a little break from the ordinary with the rural calm of Spain and the iconic 70’s feel which Lois is known for.   The complete interior is custom-made and built from scratch, which has resulted in authentic and original choices. Built-in seats invite you to unwind for a moment and slow down the Spanish way. Lois Galería measures 65 m2 and provides a spacious and natural ow to stroll through.     From clothing to curated interior objects and accessories, CASA LOIS is a re ection of the essence of the brand and houses everything that is Lois. A great example of how a strong heritage and deep roots can translate into a contemporary, meaningful and future forward retail experience. Take a peek inside the home of Lois at Lois Galería, Gerard Doustraat 74, Amsterdam.   Ever since the 60’s Lois Jeans has been famous for its sexy and iconic fits and flares. Born and raised in Valencia, Lois was determined to go international and so they did. The brand was known for breaking boundaries and soon young people around the world realised that Lois was their perfect fit.   Now, years later Lois is still thriving but this time holding a double passport with a home in Valencia and Amsterdam. Although Amsterdam is a big part of the ‘new Lois’ the Spanish roots have grown deeper and a modern Mediterranean aesthetic and strategy arose. In a sense, Lois has returned home. This renewed connection has inspired Lois to create a soulful, authentic and inviting retail concept: CASA LOIS.     This new concept has transformed Lois Galería into a warm and welcoming home where customers are guests and the spirit of Lois has become tangible. The use of natural materials, organic shapes and earth tones make for a harmonious and calming environment. Lois Galería transports you to an idyllic Finca, a traditional house on the countryside of Spain. Creating a perfect backdrop to the freshness of blue from the jeans and the airy linens that are focal points within the collections. This renewed space allows you to take a little break from the ordinary with the rural calm of Spain and the iconic 70’s feel which Lois is known for.   The complete interior is custom-made and built from scratch, which has resulted in authentic and original choices. Built-in seats invite you to unwind for a moment and slow down the Spanish way. Lois Galería measures 65 m2 and provides a spacious and natural ow to stroll through.     From clothing to curated interior objects and accessories, CASA LOIS is a re ection of the essence of the brand and houses everything that is Lois. A great example of how a strong heritage and deep roots can translate into a contemporary, meaningful and future forward retail experience. Take a peek inside the home of Lois at Lois Galería, Gerard Doustraat 74, Amsterdam.  

PRE-ORDER for our coming Fall & Winter issue is now available on BoutiqueMags.com
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PRE-ORDER for our coming Fall & Winter issue is now available on BoutiqueMags.com

Fashion We are excited to share a small preview of our coming Fall & Winter issue released in October. You can now pre-order it in the link in our bio. / Happy Birthday to one of our cover stars @josephinelangford photographed by @damon_baker and styled by @lisajarvis_stylist and editor-in-chief @timiletonja#NuméroNetherlands #PreOrder#NewIssue #ComingSoon      PRE-ORDER: https://boutiquemags.com/products/numero-netherlands-issue3?_pos=3&_sid=4125eab4b&_ss=r   We are excited to share a small preview of our coming Fall & Winter issue released in October. You can now pre-order it in the link in our bio. / Happy Birthday to one of our cover stars @josephinelangford photographed by @damon_baker and styled by @lisajarvis_stylist and editor-in-chief @timiletonja#NuméroNetherlands #PreOrder#NewIssue #ComingSoon      PRE-ORDER: https://boutiquemags.com/products/numero-netherlands-issue3?_pos=3&_sid=4125eab4b&_ss=r  

BVLGARI GLACIAL ESSENCE #conqueryourgreatness
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BVLGARI GLACIAL ESSENCE #conqueryourgreatness

Beauty Bvlgari climbs one of the highest peaks in the world to capture the freshest, purest, entirely overwhelming breath of fresh air – one that inspires us to reach for more. It is a pervasive wind of change, brought to life in Bvlgari Man Glacial Essence.     Can something unachievable be conquered? Or something intangible take shape? Bottling the invisible force of air is an impossible challenge that only Bvlgari Man could have dared undertake.     Air is uncatchable, yet it has a perceptible force. It can feed a re or be put it outwith a breath. It possesses the power to turn water into ice or make a river run faster. Air can fill a silence or make a word resound through an entire valley.It has the power to change things, especially inside us. Life starts with breathing. When we steel ourselves for life’s challenges and triumphs, it always begins with breath.To inhale is to center us, to sharpen ourdetermination and feel the strength and life that already exist within.When we llour lungs with air, we tune in to the most perfect, natural expression of ourselves. Breathe it in. The force of air expands your body, clari es your thoughts andbrings greater focus to your vision.Your doubts are blown away, making way for clear objectives and ambitious goals. Hold this air inside you and capture every single particle of vital energy.Your vision becomes clearer: now you know what you want and how to achieve it. Breathe out.There is no more distance between where you are and where you aim to be, between the here and now and the widest horizons. Life is lled with unexpected moments. Whatever the day brings — whatever mountains lie ahead — you have everything you need to rise to the occasion and reach a higher peak. For it is on the top of the world that the most epic view awaits, and your own greatness can be most clearly seen. It is not the mountain that you conquer, but yourself.     Directed by the distinguished fashion lmmaker Damien Krisl & the rewnownedphotographer Chris Kolls, the Bvlgari Man Glacial Essence advertising campaign was shot at more than 12,000 feet in Bvlgari’s homeland Italy. Surrounded by highly trained mountain guides, the campaign shoot occurred on a natural glacier, which leveraged the incredible scenery of Cervinia. It was a bold challenge worthy of the spirit of this new fragrance and of Bvlgari’s values. Bvlgari climbs one of the highest peaks in the world to capture the freshest, purest, entirely overwhelming breath of fresh air – one that inspires us to reach for more. It is a pervasive wind of change, brought to life in Bvlgari Man Glacial Essence.     Can something unachievable be conquered? Or something intangible take shape? Bottling the invisible force of air is an impossible challenge that only Bvlgari Man could have dared undertake.     Air is uncatchable, yet it has a perceptible force. It can feed a re or be put it outwith a breath. It possesses the power to turn water into ice or make a river run faster. Air can fill a silence or make a word resound through an entire valley.It has the power to change things, especially inside us. Life starts with breathing. When we steel ourselves for life’s challenges and triumphs, it always begins with breath.To inhale is to center us, to sharpen ourdetermination and feel the strength and life that already exist within.When we llour lungs with air, we tune in to the most perfect, natural expression of ourselves. Breathe it in. The force of air expands your body, clari es your thoughts andbrings greater focus to your vision.Your doubts are blown away, making way for clear objectives and ambitious goals. Hold this air inside you and capture every single particle of vital energy.Your vision becomes clearer: now you know what you want and how to achieve it. Breathe out.There is no more distance between where you are and where you aim to be, between the here and now and the widest horizons. Life is lled with unexpected moments. Whatever the day brings — whatever mountains lie ahead — you have everything you need to rise to the occasion and reach a higher peak. For it is on the top of the world that the most epic view awaits, and your own greatness can be most clearly seen. It is not the mountain that you conquer, but yourself.     Directed by the distinguished fashion lmmaker Damien Krisl & the rewnownedphotographer Chris Kolls, the Bvlgari Man Glacial Essence advertising campaign was shot at more than 12,000 feet in Bvlgari’s homeland Italy. Surrounded by highly trained mountain guides, the campaign shoot occurred on a natural glacier, which leveraged the incredible scenery of Cervinia. It was a bold challenge worthy of the spirit of this new fragrance and of Bvlgari’s values.

Filling Pieces presents the new collection for Spring & Summer 2021
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Filling Pieces presents the new collection for Spring & Summer 2021

Fashion At a time when specific circumstances push us to create in alternative ways such as computer-generated animations, Filling Pieces presents its Spring-Summer 2021 collection with a physical pre-recorded runway show.      After months of reduced physical interaction and social distancing, human connection is a luxury in demand. Our support systems have either been solidified or renewed and it is clear that we cannot live without them.      In the images from the video, spaces and perspectives become confused, contradictory and transformational thanks to the use of the opaque, flowing drapes. Models fuse with ‘worlds within worlds’, symbolising the shift to a new state of mind.     SS21 is designed with the intention of reuniting and strengthening the collective bond we have as people, finding unity in diversity. There are lots of subtle details throughout the collection, symbolic of the theme including the crowd print and the handshake - one of the new signature logos of FP.      What makes Filling Pieces and our founder successful is the support you receive from your family and friends and brands you associate with. Supporting your local network and giving them the strength to progress and grow up together is why the theme 'Support' fits so perfectly with the values of Guillaume and the company.  --- RTW Designer, Dieylane Cisse.     From footwear to ready-to-wear, eyewear, bags and accessories - the bigger the collection, the bigger the family and the larger the support.  Although most of the pieces are designed with a unisex approach, the SS21 collection introduces a more feminine focus.  Crafted in Amsterdam, Paris and Portugal.       CREDITS: Art Direction : Daniele Misso (@daniele.misso), Marije Seijn (@marije.seijn), Matthias Weber (@matt_weber) Photography: Walter Pierre (@walterpierrephotography) Videography Director : Danny Griffioen (@danny.griffioen) from That’s What She Set (@thats.what.she.set) Cinematographer : Zeeger Verschuren (@zeegerverschuren)   MUAH : Laura Yard (@laurayard) At a time when specific circumstances push us to create in alternative ways such as computer-generated animations, Filling Pieces presents its Spring-Summer 2021 collection with a physical pre-recorded runway show.      After months of reduced physical interaction and social distancing, human connection is a luxury in demand. Our support systems have either been solidified or renewed and it is clear that we cannot live without them.      In the images from the video, spaces and perspectives become confused, contradictory and transformational thanks to the use of the opaque, flowing drapes. Models fuse with ‘worlds within worlds’, symbolising the shift to a new state of mind.     SS21 is designed with the intention of reuniting and strengthening the collective bond we have as people, finding unity in diversity. There are lots of subtle details throughout the collection, symbolic of the theme including the crowd print and the handshake - one of the new signature logos of FP.      What makes Filling Pieces and our founder successful is the support you receive from your family and friends and brands you associate with. Supporting your local network and giving them the strength to progress and grow up together is why the theme 'Support' fits so perfectly with the values of Guillaume and the company.  --- RTW Designer, Dieylane Cisse.     From footwear to ready-to-wear, eyewear, bags and accessories - the bigger the collection, the bigger the family and the larger the support.  Although most of the pieces are designed with a unisex approach, the SS21 collection introduces a more feminine focus.  Crafted in Amsterdam, Paris and Portugal.       CREDITS: Art Direction : Daniele Misso (@daniele.misso), Marije Seijn (@marije.seijn), Matthias Weber (@matt_weber) Photography: Walter Pierre (@walterpierrephotography) Videography Director : Danny Griffioen (@danny.griffioen) from That’s What She Set (@thats.what.she.set) Cinematographer : Zeeger Verschuren (@zeegerverschuren)   MUAH : Laura Yard (@laurayard)

Louis Vuitton presents the new men's Spring & Summer 2021 collection in Shanghai
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Louis Vuitton presents the new men's Spring & Summer 2021 collection in Shanghai

Fashion Week Resurgence is the mantra of our moment in time. Carried by hope, it conveys the act of surging: rising up, uprising, progressing. Some solve crossword puzzles. Nuance is my game. The term “manifesto” comes from the Latin word for “obvious”. Stating the obvious is not in my nature, but I am a believer in the power of documentation. As I restart my engines at Louis Vuitton and take off for a future of new possibility, I look back at my port of departure. Under my artistic direction, I see my Louis Vuitton Men’s collections as my platform of nuance. I strive to employ fashion to reflect and affect ideals of inclusivity, unity and humanity. Through nuance, I believe in making my mark with poise, style and grace.        It’s my desire to imbue the traditional codes of luxury with my own progressive values. Nuance, like sarcasm, can be difficult to understand. Every season, my team updates The vocabulary according to Virgil Abloh: A liberal definition of terms and explanation of ideas. Under ‘I’ for ‘Irony’: “The presence of Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton.” For all intents and nuances, I have often spelled out the interceptive reality of myself as a black man in a French luxury house. I am well aware of my responsibilities. Rather than preaching about it, I hope to lead by example and unlock the door for future generations.       Using the language of nuance, I hope the imagery speaks for itself: Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz as an ironic parallel to my journey into the fashion establishment (and a pendant to The Wiz, which re-appropriated the film with an all-black cast); Black musical icons as humanitarians whose appeals unify race, gender, culture and creed; Flower fields as a metaphor for diversity and a symbol of traditional Parisian confection ; Heaven on Earth as a surreal concept of time and progress in society. I use these images to trick the spectator’s preconceived ideas, overwrite embedded race associations, and tackle prejudice on a subconscious level. I would like it to serve as a Trojan horse for the mind. Resurgence is the mantra of our moment in time. Carried by hope, it conveys the act of surging: rising up, uprising, progressing. Some solve crossword puzzles. Nuance is my game. The term “manifesto” comes from the Latin word for “obvious”. Stating the obvious is not in my nature, but I am a believer in the power of documentation. As I restart my engines at Louis Vuitton and take off for a future of new possibility, I look back at my port of departure. Under my artistic direction, I see my Louis Vuitton Men’s collections as my platform of nuance. I strive to employ fashion to reflect and affect ideals of inclusivity, unity and humanity. Through nuance, I believe in making my mark with poise, style and grace.        It’s my desire to imbue the traditional codes of luxury with my own progressive values. Nuance, like sarcasm, can be difficult to understand. Every season, my team updates The vocabulary according to Virgil Abloh: A liberal definition of terms and explanation of ideas. Under ‘I’ for ‘Irony’: “The presence of Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton.” For all intents and nuances, I have often spelled out the interceptive reality of myself as a black man in a French luxury house. I am well aware of my responsibilities. Rather than preaching about it, I hope to lead by example and unlock the door for future generations.       Using the language of nuance, I hope the imagery speaks for itself: Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz as an ironic parallel to my journey into the fashion establishment (and a pendant to The Wiz, which re-appropriated the film with an all-black cast); Black musical icons as humanitarians whose appeals unify race, gender, culture and creed; Flower fields as a metaphor for diversity and a symbol of traditional Parisian confection ; Heaven on Earth as a surreal concept of time and progress in society. I use these images to trick the spectator’s preconceived ideas, overwrite embedded race associations, and tackle prejudice on a subconscious level. I would like it to serve as a Trojan horse for the mind.

Exclusive Editorial by Allan Hamitouche
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Exclusive Editorial by Allan Hamitouche

Men Exclusive new editorial captured by the lens of Allan Hamitouche.     TEAM CREDITS: MODEL : DAVID PRINCE @ 16MEN PHOTOGRAPHY : ALLAN HAMITOUCHE STYLIST : JEREMIE CHEGRANE  STYLIST ASSISTANT : GEOFFREY SAUVAGE EDITOR: TIMOTEJ LETONJA Exclusive new editorial captured by the lens of Allan Hamitouche.     TEAM CREDITS: MODEL : DAVID PRINCE @ 16MEN PHOTOGRAPHY : ALLAN HAMITOUCHE STYLIST : JEREMIE CHEGRANE  STYLIST ASSISTANT : GEOFFREY SAUVAGE EDITOR: TIMOTEJ LETONJA

Balenciaga will open its newest flagship in Rome
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Balenciaga will open its newest flagship in Rome

Fashion On August 4th, 2020, Balenciaga will open its newest flagship, a largescale store in the heart of Rome. BALENCIAGA PIAZZI DI SPAGNA—located at the foot of the Spanish Steps—introduces a location-specific concept to showcase men’s, women's, and kids’ ready-to-wear, bags, shoes, and accessories on two full floors.     Glass doors and windows facing the street are curved inward, creating convexspaces that reveal a wider view of the store’s interior from outside. Inside, roomsopen up to one another, each a variation of the theme that came before it. The floors of each room are made from a variety of codified textures: asphalt-like, interlocking concrete tile, and logo-carved carpet in cement grey and theatrical red.     Influenced by the culture of preservation and drama that surrounds this newest flagship, its walls are partially obscured behind glass or red curtains, weaving elements from a museum or stage into the brand signatures. Industrial mirrors, lacquered metal, and extruded aluminium round out other details that transpose the signatures of public, civic architecture into a private, retail space.       BALENCIAGA PIAZZA DI SPAGNA ROME 67-69 Piazza di Spagna 00187 Roma Italy On August 4th, 2020, Balenciaga will open its newest flagship, a largescale store in the heart of Rome. BALENCIAGA PIAZZI DI SPAGNA—located at the foot of the Spanish Steps—introduces a location-specific concept to showcase men’s, women's, and kids’ ready-to-wear, bags, shoes, and accessories on two full floors.     Glass doors and windows facing the street are curved inward, creating convexspaces that reveal a wider view of the store’s interior from outside. Inside, roomsopen up to one another, each a variation of the theme that came before it. The floors of each room are made from a variety of codified textures: asphalt-like, interlocking concrete tile, and logo-carved carpet in cement grey and theatrical red.     Influenced by the culture of preservation and drama that surrounds this newest flagship, its walls are partially obscured behind glass or red curtains, weaving elements from a museum or stage into the brand signatures. Industrial mirrors, lacquered metal, and extruded aluminium round out other details that transpose the signatures of public, civic architecture into a private, retail space.       BALENCIAGA PIAZZA DI SPAGNA ROME 67-69 Piazza di Spagna 00187 Roma Italy

Palm Angels and Clarks Originals have released the limited-edition Desert Boot
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Palm Angels and Clarks Originals have released the limited-edition Desert Boot

Accessories Palm Angels and Clarks Originals have released the limited-edition Desert Boot in the year that marks the 70th anniversary of the original Clarks desert boot, an icon which has remained unchanged since its release in 1950. The boot is constructed using Clarks Originals signature all-natural crepe sole and finest suede from its historic UK partner tannery Charles F. Stead.     Palm Angels x Clarks will be available on the Palm Angels e-commerce and in selected stores worldwide, starting on Tuesday, July 28th. Palm Angels and Clarks Originals have released the limited-edition Desert Boot in the year that marks the 70th anniversary of the original Clarks desert boot, an icon which has remained unchanged since its release in 1950. The boot is constructed using Clarks Originals signature all-natural crepe sole and finest suede from its historic UK partner tannery Charles F. Stead.     Palm Angels x Clarks will be available on the Palm Angels e-commerce and in selected stores worldwide, starting on Tuesday, July 28th.

Gucci Fall-Winter 2020-2021 Advertising Campaign, The Ritual
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Gucci Fall-Winter 2020-2021 Advertising Campaign, The Ritual

Fashion Titled The Ritual, the new Gucci advertising campaign follows the reversal of perspective that characterized Creative Director Alessandro Michele’s vision for the Fall-Winter 2020-2021 show, where the audience was invited to witness what goes on behind the scenes, behind the curtains. Further exploring the idea of looking at things from a different point of view, new possibilities opened up.     Consequently, models were asked to be the authors of the new campaign and were given the brief to simply inhabit the looks in their daily lives from the comfort of their own, intimate spaces and record themselves doing so. The lens is thus that of this eclectic cast of characters, and the result is a deeply personal, honest and candid series of self-portraits.     With freshness and authenticity, these hyper-real images depict one’s home as a personal creative laboratory, whose inhabitants are free to have fun and experiment using their imagination: they acted as photographers and storytellers, producers and scenographers. The different formats echo the array of tools used, ranging from disposable cameras to camera phones, adding to the variety of results and telling of individual decisions about how the protagonists wish to be seen.     “I decided to let the clothes travel towards the houses of the cast of models – the characters that have embodied my stories for years; individuals I chose precisely, over time, for their uniqueness that usually brings my campaigns to life. I asked them to represent the idea they have of themselves, to go public with it, shaping the poetry that accompanies them. I encouraged them to play, improvising with their life”, Alessandro Michele explained.   By ceding control, a new type of creativity is unleashed. So here’s the Gucci community, knitting, gardening, sunbathing, brushing teeth, hanging out on the roof of a building, jumping off a bed, with pets, even playing darts while skateboarding indoors on a polished wooden floor.  Though the scenarios are every day, the images are anything but, showing how Gucci’s magical Romanticism inspires a peculiar, emotional dreamlike quality.   Surprisingly, a certain consistency fosters the whole visual experiment of self-portraits and their footage, a consistency that speaks of an infusion of Gucci, even from afar.   #GucciTheRitual   Credits:   Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer/Director: models Hair stylist: models Make up: models Titled The Ritual, the new Gucci advertising campaign follows the reversal of perspective that characterized Creative Director Alessandro Michele’s vision for the Fall-Winter 2020-2021 show, where the audience was invited to witness what goes on behind the scenes, behind the curtains. Further exploring the idea of looking at things from a different point of view, new possibilities opened up.     Consequently, models were asked to be the authors of the new campaign and were given the brief to simply inhabit the looks in their daily lives from the comfort of their own, intimate spaces and record themselves doing so. The lens is thus that of this eclectic cast of characters, and the result is a deeply personal, honest and candid series of self-portraits.     With freshness and authenticity, these hyper-real images depict one’s home as a personal creative laboratory, whose inhabitants are free to have fun and experiment using their imagination: they acted as photographers and storytellers, producers and scenographers. The different formats echo the array of tools used, ranging from disposable cameras to camera phones, adding to the variety of results and telling of individual decisions about how the protagonists wish to be seen.     “I decided to let the clothes travel towards the houses of the cast of models – the characters that have embodied my stories for years; individuals I chose precisely, over time, for their uniqueness that usually brings my campaigns to life. I asked them to represent the idea they have of themselves, to go public with it, shaping the poetry that accompanies them. I encouraged them to play, improvising with their life”, Alessandro Michele explained.   By ceding control, a new type of creativity is unleashed. So here’s the Gucci community, knitting, gardening, sunbathing, brushing teeth, hanging out on the roof of a building, jumping off a bed, with pets, even playing darts while skateboarding indoors on a polished wooden floor.  Though the scenarios are every day, the images are anything but, showing how Gucci’s magical Romanticism inspires a peculiar, emotional dreamlike quality.   Surprisingly, a certain consistency fosters the whole visual experiment of self-portraits and their footage, a consistency that speaks of an infusion of Gucci, even from afar.   #GucciTheRitual   Credits:   Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer/Director: models Hair stylist: models Make up: models

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