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The new UNIQLO and JW ANDERSON SS21 collection brings us summer positivity, craftsmanship and remarkable details
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The new UNIQLO and JW ANDERSON SS21 collection brings us summer positivity, craftsmanship and remarkable details

Fashion International clothing retailer UNIQLO today announced the new Spring / Summer 2021 collection in collaboration with JW Anderson. This will be launched on April 22nd. The line-up is the latest addition to the ongoing collaboration with the London-based brand that is revolutionizing contemporary fashion.     Handicrafts come to life this season in the collaboration between UNIQLO and JW Anderson. Designed from a vision of hope for new beginnings and bright summer days, this collection continues to evolve LifeWear. Typical of this collection are the distinctive JW Anderson craftsmanship and the unmistakable charm of heirlooms from British culture.     “During the design process, I really thought about spring. Everyone was inside and I was looking forward to being able to go out again. For the collection I really wanted to integrate the feeling of handicraft, as this is extremely important to me. " Jonathan Anderson     The Line-Up   A playful sense of convenience is the common thread in the collection. T-shirts, blouses, hats, tote bags and other items feature wildflower embroidery to match the different materials in the collection. Other remarkable details are the stitching that can be seen in the collection on T-shirts and work shirts for men and also on denim items for women. Dresses and skirts are characterized by bohemian smocking.     The collection, consisting of 13 items for women, 11 items for men and three accessories, contains a lot of cooling linen and seersucker fabric. The color palette consists of khaki, brown and ivory. The range within the men's and women's collection includes many shorts in linen-cotton blend, an ultimate combination for comfort. In addition, the characteristic JW Anderson craftsmanship is reflected in the stitching as well as the simple silhouettes within this relaxed collection. International clothing retailer UNIQLO today announced the new Spring / Summer 2021 collection in collaboration with JW Anderson. This will be launched on April 22nd. The line-up is the latest addition to the ongoing collaboration with the London-based brand that is revolutionizing contemporary fashion.     Handicrafts come to life this season in the collaboration between UNIQLO and JW Anderson. Designed from a vision of hope for new beginnings and bright summer days, this collection continues to evolve LifeWear. Typical of this collection are the distinctive JW Anderson craftsmanship and the unmistakable charm of heirlooms from British culture.     “During the design process, I really thought about spring. Everyone was inside and I was looking forward to being able to go out again. For the collection I really wanted to integrate the feeling of handicraft, as this is extremely important to me. " Jonathan Anderson     The Line-Up   A playful sense of convenience is the common thread in the collection. T-shirts, blouses, hats, tote bags and other items feature wildflower embroidery to match the different materials in the collection. Other remarkable details are the stitching that can be seen in the collection on T-shirts and work shirts for men and also on denim items for women. Dresses and skirts are characterized by bohemian smocking.     The collection, consisting of 13 items for women, 11 items for men and three accessories, contains a lot of cooling linen and seersucker fabric. The color palette consists of khaki, brown and ivory. The range within the men's and women's collection includes many shorts in linen-cotton blend, an ultimate combination for comfort. In addition, the characteristic JW Anderson craftsmanship is reflected in the stitching as well as the simple silhouettes within this relaxed collection.

Summer ready with the aesthetic SS21 CK Swimwear collection
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Summer ready with the aesthetic SS21 CK Swimwear collection

Fashion We are gradually moving towards the summer days and it is high time to stock up on swimwear again. Good news, because this month Calvin Klein is launching a new Swimwear collection: Basic Beach. The collection consisting of swimwear for that, him and her is characterized by black basics, shaded with Calvin Klein's logo in white. You can never have enough bikinis and swimming trunks in your wardrobe. That is why Calvin Klein has released a swimwear collection with black basics, for every body type. The items are characterized by the minimalist, but aesthetic shapes and looks. Because the items fit together well, it is easy to combine with each other.     The Basic Beach collection contains cover-ups for those, him and her if you are going for a quick bite to eat at your favorite beach club. No waterproof shoes and sand on your feet? Calvin Klein has also thought of this with a pair of slippers in the Basic Beach collection. We are gradually moving towards the summer days and it is high time to stock up on swimwear again. Good news, because this month Calvin Klein is launching a new Swimwear collection: Basic Beach. The collection consisting of swimwear for that, him and her is characterized by black basics, shaded with Calvin Klein's logo in white. You can never have enough bikinis and swimming trunks in your wardrobe. That is why Calvin Klein has released a swimwear collection with black basics, for every body type. The items are characterized by the minimalist, but aesthetic shapes and looks. Because the items fit together well, it is easy to combine with each other.     The Basic Beach collection contains cover-ups for those, him and her if you are going for a quick bite to eat at your favorite beach club. No waterproof shoes and sand on your feet? Calvin Klein has also thought of this with a pair of slippers in the Basic Beach collection.

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In conversation with Calvyn Justus
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In conversation with Calvyn Justus

Men We had a pleasure speaking with Olympic swimmer Calvyn Justus, captured by Riley Taylor.     How would you describe your work and swimming across the past, present & future?   I think it’s been a good journey although I believe I’m still in the beginning stages, there’s so much I still want to do and achieve so hopefully there’s still a long road ahead, but I’m having the time of my life.      What has been your favourite swimming moment of your career and why?    Winning my first national title in 2016 which secured my place on the Olympic team. I wasn’t a favorite for the race, I went into the final ranked 6th.      Tell us something that is not on your resume.   Outside of swimming and modeling a huge passion is film and photography, I’ve been lucky enough to have directed and produced a few campaigns and commercials for the biggest swimming brand, Arena.      Have you learnt or explored any other new passions during this past year?   For awhile pools were closed, actually to this very day most still are, so I kept my fitness exploring another passion of mine, Surfing.      When did you start swimming and when did you know it was what you wanted to do as a career?    I began swimming competitively at 9 and that same year watched South Africa win and break the world record in the 4x100m freestyle relay at the Athens Olympics in 2004. Becoming an Olympian was all I thought about from then on.      What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   I’m usually up pretty early to go for a surf, swim or run. When I get back home I’ll have a shower and use a face wash, when I’m out the shower I’ll apply a serum from ‘The Ordinary” along with a face moisturizer with sunscreen in it. Sometimes I’ll spray my face with rose water face mist. I’ll repeat that in the evening before bed using a night time serum instead. I’ve also been using a zinc sunscreen from a company called EIR NYC and it’s great for surfing.      How was it like competing at the Olympics and are you preparing for the coming Olympic Games in Japan?   Competing at the Olympics was a dream come true and an honor, I feel incredibly blessed and I’m so grateful for the experience.  Preparing for Tokyo 2020 has been incredibly challenging with Covid and the pool closures. Whether the games will be on or not is still being decided and that adds another layer to a challenging preperation. It’s something I’m just having to take day by day at the moment.    How is it different living in Los Angeles now to South Africa where you grew up?   The weather and coastal living are very similar, the culture and the way people operate in LA took a little adjusting and learning to drive on the opposite side of the road felt strange at first but ultimately I love having the option of both places, they’re so different and satisfy different parts of me. I love California and I’m really happy to be here. I wish more people could see how beautiful and unique South Africa is.      What are your other passions next to swimming? What kind of other creative things and projects have you been working on?   Touching on the video and photo passions I mentioned earlier, I definitely want to explore that world more, in-front and behind the camera. I’m trying to spend a lot more of my time writing and editing content. I’m also really enjoying the modeling and fashion world and I think there’s a few ways I could merge these two worlds together, I’m excited to keep learning and exploring.      What are some of your favourite travel spots you have been to and why? Also which are some of your bucket list places you want to visit after Covid-19?   With my swimming career I’ve spent a lot of time training and racing in Europe, I really love France and Italy, at one point I nearly took a directing job in Rome. I love Greece and the Maldives for vacation too. I would really love to spend time in Japan, I’m fascinated with the culture and food. Travel is one of the best parts of life and learning and I’m always excited to visit new places and cultures.      What does fashion mean to you?   Fashion to me is a way to express yourself and different versions of yourself visually. It’s how you’re choosing to show yourself to the world and it’s one of people’s first things they’ll learn about you on first impression. I love the idea of being different characters and experimenting with styles and colors. It’s such a big part of the world of film and photography and I can’t wait to learn more.  We had a pleasure speaking with Olympic swimmer Calvyn Justus, captured by Riley Taylor.     How would you describe your work and swimming across the past, present & future?   I think it’s been a good journey although I believe I’m still in the beginning stages, there’s so much I still want to do and achieve so hopefully there’s still a long road ahead, but I’m having the time of my life.      What has been your favourite swimming moment of your career and why?    Winning my first national title in 2016 which secured my place on the Olympic team. I wasn’t a favorite for the race, I went into the final ranked 6th.      Tell us something that is not on your resume.   Outside of swimming and modeling a huge passion is film and photography, I’ve been lucky enough to have directed and produced a few campaigns and commercials for the biggest swimming brand, Arena.      Have you learnt or explored any other new passions during this past year?   For awhile pools were closed, actually to this very day most still are, so I kept my fitness exploring another passion of mine, Surfing.      When did you start swimming and when did you know it was what you wanted to do as a career?    I began swimming competitively at 9 and that same year watched South Africa win and break the world record in the 4x100m freestyle relay at the Athens Olympics in 2004. Becoming an Olympian was all I thought about from then on.      What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   I’m usually up pretty early to go for a surf, swim or run. When I get back home I’ll have a shower and use a face wash, when I’m out the shower I’ll apply a serum from ‘The Ordinary” along with a face moisturizer with sunscreen in it. Sometimes I’ll spray my face with rose water face mist. I’ll repeat that in the evening before bed using a night time serum instead. I’ve also been using a zinc sunscreen from a company called EIR NYC and it’s great for surfing.      How was it like competing at the Olympics and are you preparing for the coming Olympic Games in Japan?   Competing at the Olympics was a dream come true and an honor, I feel incredibly blessed and I’m so grateful for the experience.  Preparing for Tokyo 2020 has been incredibly challenging with Covid and the pool closures. Whether the games will be on or not is still being decided and that adds another layer to a challenging preperation. It’s something I’m just having to take day by day at the moment.    How is it different living in Los Angeles now to South Africa where you grew up?   The weather and coastal living are very similar, the culture and the way people operate in LA took a little adjusting and learning to drive on the opposite side of the road felt strange at first but ultimately I love having the option of both places, they’re so different and satisfy different parts of me. I love California and I’m really happy to be here. I wish more people could see how beautiful and unique South Africa is.      What are your other passions next to swimming? What kind of other creative things and projects have you been working on?   Touching on the video and photo passions I mentioned earlier, I definitely want to explore that world more, in-front and behind the camera. I’m trying to spend a lot more of my time writing and editing content. I’m also really enjoying the modeling and fashion world and I think there’s a few ways I could merge these two worlds together, I’m excited to keep learning and exploring.      What are some of your favourite travel spots you have been to and why? Also which are some of your bucket list places you want to visit after Covid-19?   With my swimming career I’ve spent a lot of time training and racing in Europe, I really love France and Italy, at one point I nearly took a directing job in Rome. I love Greece and the Maldives for vacation too. I would really love to spend time in Japan, I’m fascinated with the culture and food. Travel is one of the best parts of life and learning and I’m always excited to visit new places and cultures.      What does fashion mean to you?   Fashion to me is a way to express yourself and different versions of yourself visually. It’s how you’re choosing to show yourself to the world and it’s one of people’s first things they’ll learn about you on first impression. I love the idea of being different characters and experimenting with styles and colors. It’s such a big part of the world of film and photography and I can’t wait to learn more. 

THE NEW COLONIA BY ACQUA DI PARMA WELCOMES THE FUTURE WITH A GIFT OF NATURE
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THE NEW COLONIA BY ACQUA DI PARMA WELCOMES THE FUTURE WITH A GIFT OF NATURE

Beauty Acqua di Parma’s colonie universe welcomes Colonia Futura. So much more than just a fragrance, this new addition to the colonie family is a genuine emblem of the sustainability manifesto of the historic Italian Maison, and significantly takes the name of Acqua di Parma Futura. Sustainability, in Acqua di Parma’s view, means preserving traditions, respecting and renewing them in a dynamic and vibrant transition between past, present and future, to protect and share authentic Italian style, alive and intact, to future generations.   Colonia Futura is the contemporary expression of this drive towards the preservation and promotion of the natural and cultural resources that has existed since the Maison’s beginnings, and that has become an ethical, transparent and sustainable approach. For over a century, Acqua di Parma’s purpose has indeed been to safeguard and pass on the Art of Italian Living, knowing that the prerequisite to make this happen is protecting the cultural, artistic and natural heritage of Italy. Today, as new environmental scenarios and lifestyles develop, the Maison feels it is the right time to release a new product that encapsulates this commitment. This fragrance is rmly rooted to the heart of the Maison, to its original universe - the planet of the colonie. In fact, Colonia Futura follows the tradition of Colonia, an iconic fragrance of the Maison, in the olfactory signature and in the quality of its Frutti d’Oro, but projects it into the future, in the knowledge that sustainability is the necessary condition for evolution.   Colonia Futura is therefore Acqua di Parma’s declaration of love for nature: a vibrant explosion of natural ingredients, wonderfully combined, but, at the same time, individually bursting out. It is transparent in its essence and vibrating with life.   The composition of the new Eau de Cologne contains 99%* natural origin ingredients in line with the ISO16128 standard. Closely connected with nature and fully respectful of the local crops and human resources employed to make it, this fragrance takes some of the most classical and attractive ingredients of the Cologne scent structure and therefore of the history of perfumery, selecting the best and richest qualities of original sensory tones and reinterpreting them in a vibrating and contemporary key. The bright sparkling tones of P.D.O. (Protected Designation of Origin)   Bergamot from Calabria, the roundness of Clary Sage and the freshness of Lavender are the key essences of Colonia Futura. These olfactory notes are skilfully blended and dosed in a composition highlighting the bright richness of Italian sun- lled landscapes, which has always been the trademark of Colonia.   The packaging, designed in accordance with an environmentally-friendly format, is also sustainable. Among the packaging innovations there is the recycled and recyclable plastic cap, replacing the iconic bakelite one. The dispenser can also easily be parted from the glass bottle making it easily removed for recycling. The label is made with scrap dust from marble quarries: it is applied to the bottle and to the Parma yellow box characterised by its trademark cylinder shape, and by sage green tones that echo the main ingredient of Colonia Futura. The iconic cylinder is made of FSC certi ed cardboard. Each individual element hints at a sustainability that affects each and every level of the production chain and places the individual components in perspective of a circular economy.   The recyclable nature of all these elements of Colonia Futura embodies Acqua di Parma’s efforts to promote a more conscious use of the planet’s resources and at the same time reap the bene ts of the circular economy. Recycling glass, as well as plastic, means a lower emission of polluting materials on the planet, for an overall bene t at every level, from environmental to social.   In this way, Colonia Futura becomes part of that world of values which sees in the rite of passage between generations, the leitmotif of the whole world of Acqua di Parma Colonie. Past, present and future are dimensions of time that exist only alongside each other so that the new fragrance is Acqua di Parma’s way of facing the future with a gift directly from nature. Acqua di Parma’s colonie universe welcomes Colonia Futura. So much more than just a fragrance, this new addition to the colonie family is a genuine emblem of the sustainability manifesto of the historic Italian Maison, and significantly takes the name of Acqua di Parma Futura. Sustainability, in Acqua di Parma’s view, means preserving traditions, respecting and renewing them in a dynamic and vibrant transition between past, present and future, to protect and share authentic Italian style, alive and intact, to future generations.   Colonia Futura is the contemporary expression of this drive towards the preservation and promotion of the natural and cultural resources that has existed since the Maison’s beginnings, and that has become an ethical, transparent and sustainable approach. For over a century, Acqua di Parma’s purpose has indeed been to safeguard and pass on the Art of Italian Living, knowing that the prerequisite to make this happen is protecting the cultural, artistic and natural heritage of Italy. Today, as new environmental scenarios and lifestyles develop, the Maison feels it is the right time to release a new product that encapsulates this commitment. This fragrance is rmly rooted to the heart of the Maison, to its original universe - the planet of the colonie. In fact, Colonia Futura follows the tradition of Colonia, an iconic fragrance of the Maison, in the olfactory signature and in the quality of its Frutti d’Oro, but projects it into the future, in the knowledge that sustainability is the necessary condition for evolution.   Colonia Futura is therefore Acqua di Parma’s declaration of love for nature: a vibrant explosion of natural ingredients, wonderfully combined, but, at the same time, individually bursting out. It is transparent in its essence and vibrating with life.   The composition of the new Eau de Cologne contains 99%* natural origin ingredients in line with the ISO16128 standard. Closely connected with nature and fully respectful of the local crops and human resources employed to make it, this fragrance takes some of the most classical and attractive ingredients of the Cologne scent structure and therefore of the history of perfumery, selecting the best and richest qualities of original sensory tones and reinterpreting them in a vibrating and contemporary key. The bright sparkling tones of P.D.O. (Protected Designation of Origin)   Bergamot from Calabria, the roundness of Clary Sage and the freshness of Lavender are the key essences of Colonia Futura. These olfactory notes are skilfully blended and dosed in a composition highlighting the bright richness of Italian sun- lled landscapes, which has always been the trademark of Colonia.   The packaging, designed in accordance with an environmentally-friendly format, is also sustainable. Among the packaging innovations there is the recycled and recyclable plastic cap, replacing the iconic bakelite one. The dispenser can also easily be parted from the glass bottle making it easily removed for recycling. The label is made with scrap dust from marble quarries: it is applied to the bottle and to the Parma yellow box characterised by its trademark cylinder shape, and by sage green tones that echo the main ingredient of Colonia Futura. The iconic cylinder is made of FSC certi ed cardboard. Each individual element hints at a sustainability that affects each and every level of the production chain and places the individual components in perspective of a circular economy.   The recyclable nature of all these elements of Colonia Futura embodies Acqua di Parma’s efforts to promote a more conscious use of the planet’s resources and at the same time reap the bene ts of the circular economy. Recycling glass, as well as plastic, means a lower emission of polluting materials on the planet, for an overall bene t at every level, from environmental to social.   In this way, Colonia Futura becomes part of that world of values which sees in the rite of passage between generations, the leitmotif of the whole world of Acqua di Parma Colonie. Past, present and future are dimensions of time that exist only alongside each other so that the new fragrance is Acqua di Parma’s way of facing the future with a gift directly from nature.

Montblanc 1858  presents "A New Gold is born"
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Montblanc 1858 presents "A New Gold is born"

Watches Montblanc unveils the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 crafted out of an exclusive and innovative 18 K gold alloy called Lime Gold, a true watch for connoisseurs who likes distinctive vintage timepieces.     Precise, legible, and robust for use in extreme conditions, the legendary professional Minerva watches from the 1920s and 1930s were conceived for military use. Inspired by these historical ones, the Montblanc 1858 product line pays tribute to the Minerva heritage. The Montblanc 1858 timepieces are designed and conceived as tool watches for mountain exploration and leaning into the global trend of enjoying the outdoors and nature.     Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18   Reinterpreting a 46 mm Minerva historical military chronograph from the 1930s equipped with the original calibre 19-09CH, the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 features a case made of an innovative 18K gold alloy called Lime Gold, a distinctive gold-coloured dial with contrasting green elements and a matching vintage green nubuck calf strap – an harmony of colour making this timepiece unique.   It is the first time that a watch Maison unveils a model with this colour of gold fondly named Lime Gold thanks to its deep golden colour that veers towards a pale yellowy green. The Lime Gold colour is made of a special alloy composed of 18 K Gold (Au 750‰), Silver (Ag 238‰) and Iron (Fe 12‰) that provides the distinctive colour giving a true vintage aesthetics.   To match the colour of the new 44 mm 18 K Lime Gold case, the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 features a distinctive gold-coloured dial with sunray finishes. Providing great readability and vintage style, the monochrome aesthetic is combined with contrasting green-coloured elements of different tones such as the luminescent cathedral-shaped hour- and minute-hands, the minuterie, the central split-second hand, the tachymeter and telemeter scales, as well as the historical Montblanc emblem at 12 o’clock. In order to give a three-dimensional look both at day/night, the Arabic numerals are fully made of Super-LumiNovawith a special patented process that encapsulates the luminescent material and create a ‘monobloc’ shape without  any outlines. Gold-coloured has been chosen for the central chronograph second hand as well as for the chronograph 30-minute- and small second-counters.   The glass above the dial has an anti-magnetized treatment on the inside top sapphire crystal to enable greater precision of the chronograph’s two second hands.   Like on the original timepiece, the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 has a telemeter scale that runs around the dial. The telemeter was a common feature on the legendary Minerva chronographs and adds both function and a vintage touch to this new watch. A telemeter makes it possible to measure the distance of a phenomenon which is both visible and audible, like the lightning and thunder in a storm. The watch also has a tachymeter (base 1000) at the centre of the dial in a colimaçon (snail shape) which lets the user measure a length of time of up to three minutes instead of one minute as it is the case in traditional chronographs. The tachymeter indicates the speed of a moving object, such as a car, over a known distance.   The case back reveals the Manufacture monopusher chronograph calibre MB M16.31 taking its inspiration from the original Minerva calibres 19-09CH from 1909 and the evolution, the 17-29, developed in the 1930s, that were used for both pocket watches and wristwatches. The calibre MB M16.31 is particularly beautiful thanks to its handcrafted traditional finishings such as Côtes de Genève, inner angles, circular graining and bevelling – all performed at the Montblanc Manufacture in Villeret. The Split Second mechanism in the centre brings even more light to the entire movement.   For this limited edition, the plates and bridges are made in Maillechort (German-silver) plated in 18 K gold harmoniously matching the 18 K Lime Gold case and the dial. The calibre has two column wheels for the chronograph and the split complication, horizontal coupling and a power reserve of 50 hours. Like its predecessor, it is composed of the same V-shape bridge (whose design was protected in 1912) and a large balance wheel with 18 screws beating at the traditional frequency of 2.5 Hz / 18,000 A/H.     The Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 is completed with a new vintage green nubuck alligator leather strap that has been finished with beige stitching to reinforce the vintage look. The strap is also fitted with a matching 18 K Lime Gold buckle for the perfect finishing touch. Montblanc unveils the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 crafted out of an exclusive and innovative 18 K gold alloy called Lime Gold, a true watch for connoisseurs who likes distinctive vintage timepieces.     Precise, legible, and robust for use in extreme conditions, the legendary professional Minerva watches from the 1920s and 1930s were conceived for military use. Inspired by these historical ones, the Montblanc 1858 product line pays tribute to the Minerva heritage. The Montblanc 1858 timepieces are designed and conceived as tool watches for mountain exploration and leaning into the global trend of enjoying the outdoors and nature.     Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18   Reinterpreting a 46 mm Minerva historical military chronograph from the 1930s equipped with the original calibre 19-09CH, the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 features a case made of an innovative 18K gold alloy called Lime Gold, a distinctive gold-coloured dial with contrasting green elements and a matching vintage green nubuck calf strap – an harmony of colour making this timepiece unique.   It is the first time that a watch Maison unveils a model with this colour of gold fondly named Lime Gold thanks to its deep golden colour that veers towards a pale yellowy green. The Lime Gold colour is made of a special alloy composed of 18 K Gold (Au 750‰), Silver (Ag 238‰) and Iron (Fe 12‰) that provides the distinctive colour giving a true vintage aesthetics.   To match the colour of the new 44 mm 18 K Lime Gold case, the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 features a distinctive gold-coloured dial with sunray finishes. Providing great readability and vintage style, the monochrome aesthetic is combined with contrasting green-coloured elements of different tones such as the luminescent cathedral-shaped hour- and minute-hands, the minuterie, the central split-second hand, the tachymeter and telemeter scales, as well as the historical Montblanc emblem at 12 o’clock. In order to give a three-dimensional look both at day/night, the Arabic numerals are fully made of Super-LumiNovawith a special patented process that encapsulates the luminescent material and create a ‘monobloc’ shape without  any outlines. Gold-coloured has been chosen for the central chronograph second hand as well as for the chronograph 30-minute- and small second-counters.   The glass above the dial has an anti-magnetized treatment on the inside top sapphire crystal to enable greater precision of the chronograph’s two second hands.   Like on the original timepiece, the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 has a telemeter scale that runs around the dial. The telemeter was a common feature on the legendary Minerva chronographs and adds both function and a vintage touch to this new watch. A telemeter makes it possible to measure the distance of a phenomenon which is both visible and audible, like the lightning and thunder in a storm. The watch also has a tachymeter (base 1000) at the centre of the dial in a colimaçon (snail shape) which lets the user measure a length of time of up to three minutes instead of one minute as it is the case in traditional chronographs. The tachymeter indicates the speed of a moving object, such as a car, over a known distance.   The case back reveals the Manufacture monopusher chronograph calibre MB M16.31 taking its inspiration from the original Minerva calibres 19-09CH from 1909 and the evolution, the 17-29, developed in the 1930s, that were used for both pocket watches and wristwatches. The calibre MB M16.31 is particularly beautiful thanks to its handcrafted traditional finishings such as Côtes de Genève, inner angles, circular graining and bevelling – all performed at the Montblanc Manufacture in Villeret. The Split Second mechanism in the centre brings even more light to the entire movement.   For this limited edition, the plates and bridges are made in Maillechort (German-silver) plated in 18 K gold harmoniously matching the 18 K Lime Gold case and the dial. The calibre has two column wheels for the chronograph and the split complication, horizontal coupling and a power reserve of 50 hours. Like its predecessor, it is composed of the same V-shape bridge (whose design was protected in 1912) and a large balance wheel with 18 screws beating at the traditional frequency of 2.5 Hz / 18,000 A/H.     The Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 is completed with a new vintage green nubuck alligator leather strap that has been finished with beige stitching to reinforce the vintage look. The strap is also fitted with a matching 18 K Lime Gold buckle for the perfect finishing touch.

SHOPPING AT TWOJEYS WITH BITCOIN
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SHOPPING AT TWOJEYS WITH BITCOIN

Jewelry THE BRAND FOUNDED BY JOAN MARGARIT AND BIEL JUSTE ALLOWS PAYMENT WITH CRYPTOCURRENCIES ON ITS WEBSITE The world is changing, stores are now e-commerce and companies are start-ups reinventing traditional businesses.  The format in which we shop has evolved over the years, from the peseta to the euro, the credit card or our smartphone. This 2021 we woke up with one of the most relevant news of the millennium, cryptocurrency is the future - not only do we say so, but financial experts have also spoken loud and clear - and TwoJeys takes a step forward and accepts payment with them through its website.     TWOJEYS is the first jewelry e-commerce to accept payment in Bitcoin and Ethereum through the Coinbase platform.     This March the news at TwoJeys has been more than relevant. Just a week ago, the 'TJ Vending Machine' was inaugurated in the Headquarters of the brand, from which you can buy exclusive products of the brand, pre-orders and accessories.   TJ joins the boom and integrates payment with BTC and ETH through the gateway offered by Coinbase. Travel, cars and even houses are just a small part of what you can now buy with them. Today, the speed at which technology and the digital world are advancing is incredibly fast and, probably in the not too distant future, it will be even surprising that e-commerce that do not yet use bitcoin.   Being a young company like TwoJeys has a great advantage because those who know best how to adapt to the new times are the same people who were born and grew up in them.   THE BRAND FOUNDED BY JOAN MARGARIT AND BIEL JUSTE ALLOWS PAYMENT WITH CRYPTOCURRENCIES ON ITS WEBSITE The world is changing, stores are now e-commerce and companies are start-ups reinventing traditional businesses.  The format in which we shop has evolved over the years, from the peseta to the euro, the credit card or our smartphone. This 2021 we woke up with one of the most relevant news of the millennium, cryptocurrency is the future - not only do we say so, but financial experts have also spoken loud and clear - and TwoJeys takes a step forward and accepts payment with them through its website.     TWOJEYS is the first jewelry e-commerce to accept payment in Bitcoin and Ethereum through the Coinbase platform.     This March the news at TwoJeys has been more than relevant. Just a week ago, the 'TJ Vending Machine' was inaugurated in the Headquarters of the brand, from which you can buy exclusive products of the brand, pre-orders and accessories.   TJ joins the boom and integrates payment with BTC and ETH through the gateway offered by Coinbase. Travel, cars and even houses are just a small part of what you can now buy with them. Today, the speed at which technology and the digital world are advancing is incredibly fast and, probably in the not too distant future, it will be even surprising that e-commerce that do not yet use bitcoin.   Being a young company like TwoJeys has a great advantage because those who know best how to adapt to the new times are the same people who were born and grew up in them.  

BALENCIAGA GLOW-IN-THE-DARK
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BALENCIAGA GLOW-IN-THE-DARK

Fashion On March 29th, 2021, a capsule collection of glow-in-the-dark products will be available in Balenciaga stores worldwide and on Balenciaga.com. T-shirts, as well as accessories like pool slides, baseball caps and socks glow after being activated with any light source. Balenciaga logos, like the new lions-and- laurels double B and a simplified smiley face, are almost imperceptible on white shirts until they are glowing green in darkness. On March 29th, 2021, a capsule collection of glow-in-the-dark products will be available in Balenciaga stores worldwide and on Balenciaga.com. T-shirts, as well as accessories like pool slides, baseball caps and socks glow after being activated with any light source. Balenciaga logos, like the new lions-and- laurels double B and a simplified smiley face, are almost imperceptible on white shirts until they are glowing green in darkness.

Parajumpers presents the new collection for Spring & Summer
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Parajumpers presents the new collection for Spring & Summer

Fashion The new Parajumpers Spring - Summer 2021 collection features both new families and the iconic ones that have made it famous. This year's collection focuses on the new EVO category, which stands for Evolution. These new models take all the key elements of classic pieces and make them innovative and modern through special treatments, new and innovative fabrics and modern silhouettes.     The EVO men's collection includes two incredible families: PARARESCUE and RELOADED. The first one is made of a durable nylon canvas with polyurethane coating and garment dyeing. The series is inspired by the vintage uniforms of North American rescue squad and is presented in vibrant colors, such as the iconic Carrot.     The Reloaded series takes the classic designs from the Masterpiece collection and gives them a twist, new and different. The micro ottoman nylon undergoes a double dye bath process, one pigment-based and the other is an over-dye in the nylon. This makes the colors more intense and highlights the structure of the jacket. The new Parajumpers Spring - Summer 2021 collection features both new families and the iconic ones that have made it famous. This year's collection focuses on the new EVO category, which stands for Evolution. These new models take all the key elements of classic pieces and make them innovative and modern through special treatments, new and innovative fabrics and modern silhouettes.     The EVO men's collection includes two incredible families: PARARESCUE and RELOADED. The first one is made of a durable nylon canvas with polyurethane coating and garment dyeing. The series is inspired by the vintage uniforms of North American rescue squad and is presented in vibrant colors, such as the iconic Carrot.     The Reloaded series takes the classic designs from the Masterpiece collection and gives them a twist, new and different. The micro ottoman nylon undergoes a double dye bath process, one pigment-based and the other is an over-dye in the nylon. This makes the colors more intense and highlights the structure of the jacket.

Givenchy presents the CUT-OUT bag
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Givenchy presents the CUT-OUT bag

Accessories Givenchy presents the Cut-Out, a forward-looking unisex handbag that distills the essence of Creative Director Matthew M. Williams’ vision for the House.     Distinctive for its sculptural, graphic lines, the Cut-Out nods to the Givenchy archives and ethos, notably the House’s V-shaped signature, here deftly deconstructed and counterbalanced by a squared base and a supple shoulder strap with striking silver embellishments. Like the latest reinterpretation of the Antigona, the Cut-Out is made of sophisticated, Box-finish leather. Various treatments span discreet matte or embossed textures evoking exotic scales with matte, metallic or vintage croc-effect finishes. Its modern allure is defined by the designer’s flair for innovative hardware signatures, as evidenced by the bold, cubic 4G chain, and the precedence of craft-driven flourishes, for example on a black leather version that is fully embellished with small silver eyelets that have been placed by hand.     The Cut-Out is available in Small with or without the sinuous 4G chain, and in an ample Large size that makes a distinctive, fashion-forward statement. Colors include classic beige, tan or black, as well as directional shades of baby pink, purple and red.     Prices: from 990€ to 1,390€ for the small style; 1,990€ for the large.     The Cut-Out will drop starting on February 26th, 2021, in Givenchy stores worldwide and on givenchy.com. Givenchy presents the Cut-Out, a forward-looking unisex handbag that distills the essence of Creative Director Matthew M. Williams’ vision for the House.     Distinctive for its sculptural, graphic lines, the Cut-Out nods to the Givenchy archives and ethos, notably the House’s V-shaped signature, here deftly deconstructed and counterbalanced by a squared base and a supple shoulder strap with striking silver embellishments. Like the latest reinterpretation of the Antigona, the Cut-Out is made of sophisticated, Box-finish leather. Various treatments span discreet matte or embossed textures evoking exotic scales with matte, metallic or vintage croc-effect finishes. Its modern allure is defined by the designer’s flair for innovative hardware signatures, as evidenced by the bold, cubic 4G chain, and the precedence of craft-driven flourishes, for example on a black leather version that is fully embellished with small silver eyelets that have been placed by hand.     The Cut-Out is available in Small with or without the sinuous 4G chain, and in an ample Large size that makes a distinctive, fashion-forward statement. Colors include classic beige, tan or black, as well as directional shades of baby pink, purple and red.     Prices: from 990€ to 1,390€ for the small style; 1,990€ for the large.     The Cut-Out will drop starting on February 26th, 2021, in Givenchy stores worldwide and on givenchy.com.

CELINE HOMME presents the collaboration with  Tyson Reeder
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CELINE HOMME presents the collaboration with Tyson Reeder

Men CELINE HOMME  is  pleased to announce the launch of their new line of products in collaboration with the Chicago-based painter Tyson Reeder.   His work “Autobahn” has been printed on several pieces from the CELINE Homme Summer 2021 collection The Dancing Kid – A Teen Romance - shorts, sneakers, hoodie, jackets, tee-shirt, bucket hat & tennis shoes - available from March 26th on our e-commerce and selected stores.     TYSON  REEDER  (B.  1974)  IS  AN  AMERICAN  ARTIST  WHOSE  PAINTINGS  SHOW  THE  SWEET  STRANGENESS  IN  THE  EVERYDAY.  BASED  IN  CHICAGO, HE PAINTS VIVID PASTEL SCENES THAT REVEAL THERE IS ALWAYS MORE TO SEE. IN AUTOBAHN, THE CURVING ROAD THAT’S BUSY  WITH  CHOPPER  BIKES  IS  A  SMALL  DETAIL,  COMPARED  TO  THE  GLORY  OF  THE  WILD  TREES  THAT  FILL  THE  CANVAS.  IN  SUNSET  VAN, A RAINY STREET IS BROUGHT TO LIFE BY THE UNREAL SUNSET DEPICTED ON THE SIDE OF A VEHICLE. REEDER IS ALSO A CURATOR, AND HE SEES ALL HIS WORK AS GATHERING TOGETHER SOURCES OR SOUNDS TO SAY SOMETHING NEW. “I LOVE USING PAINTING AS A KIND OF AMPLIFIER OR DISTORTION PEDAL,” HE SAYS, “WHERE A HANDFUL OF DEAD-END SUBJECTS – TREES, CARS, BUILDINGS – ARE ALLOWED TO SING A NEW SONG OF WILFULLY ARBITRARY COLOR AND PATTERN.” CELINE HOMME  is  pleased to announce the launch of their new line of products in collaboration with the Chicago-based painter Tyson Reeder.   His work “Autobahn” has been printed on several pieces from the CELINE Homme Summer 2021 collection The Dancing Kid – A Teen Romance - shorts, sneakers, hoodie, jackets, tee-shirt, bucket hat & tennis shoes - available from March 26th on our e-commerce and selected stores.     TYSON  REEDER  (B.  1974)  IS  AN  AMERICAN  ARTIST  WHOSE  PAINTINGS  SHOW  THE  SWEET  STRANGENESS  IN  THE  EVERYDAY.  BASED  IN  CHICAGO, HE PAINTS VIVID PASTEL SCENES THAT REVEAL THERE IS ALWAYS MORE TO SEE. IN AUTOBAHN, THE CURVING ROAD THAT’S BUSY  WITH  CHOPPER  BIKES  IS  A  SMALL  DETAIL,  COMPARED  TO  THE  GLORY  OF  THE  WILD  TREES  THAT  FILL  THE  CANVAS.  IN  SUNSET  VAN, A RAINY STREET IS BROUGHT TO LIFE BY THE UNREAL SUNSET DEPICTED ON THE SIDE OF A VEHICLE. REEDER IS ALSO A CURATOR, AND HE SEES ALL HIS WORK AS GATHERING TOGETHER SOURCES OR SOUNDS TO SAY SOMETHING NEW. “I LOVE USING PAINTING AS A KIND OF AMPLIFIER OR DISTORTION PEDAL,” HE SAYS, “WHERE A HANDFUL OF DEAD-END SUBJECTS – TREES, CARS, BUILDINGS – ARE ALLOWED TO SING A NEW SONG OF WILFULLY ARBITRARY COLOR AND PATTERN.”

Daily Paper Explores Family Structures in Their Latest Spring & Summer  editorial
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Daily Paper Explores Family Structures in Their Latest Spring & Summer editorial

Fashion Following last year’s editorial in collaboration with the all-round creative Chakhani, this feature is centring the concepts of community and togetherness within a diverse family setting.    The editorial builds on Daily Paper's four brand pillars; inclusion, unity, creativity and heritage. Uplifting each individual culture rather than excluding any, Chakhani uses the traditional family portrait as a vehicle to convey his message.    Aligned with the brand’s values and vision, family is visualised as something not exclusively bound to a shared bloodline, but rather as something that can be chosen and celebrated in a multitude of ways.     EDITORIAL CREDITS: Creative direction and photography: @chakhani.pngStyling: @hallafarhatAssistant: @so.ambrosiaSet design: @marcusviniciusdqAssistant: @kpj____Casting: @tsellot @blackhead_conceptsHair: @nappychildMUA: @jenna.Ima.makeup @bymailinhProducer: @bbysu_chiAssistant: @anhnlv Talent: @zaidcharkaoui7 @gayundertheinfluence @iliaswalchshofer@whitneykiala @exoceexiste @can_soysal @sade.nadia @malsoo__27  @tisskeen @yvannovak @khadijasound @jesuisass Following last year’s editorial in collaboration with the all-round creative Chakhani, this feature is centring the concepts of community and togetherness within a diverse family setting.    The editorial builds on Daily Paper's four brand pillars; inclusion, unity, creativity and heritage. Uplifting each individual culture rather than excluding any, Chakhani uses the traditional family portrait as a vehicle to convey his message.    Aligned with the brand’s values and vision, family is visualised as something not exclusively bound to a shared bloodline, but rather as something that can be chosen and celebrated in a multitude of ways.     EDITORIAL CREDITS: Creative direction and photography: @chakhani.pngStyling: @hallafarhatAssistant: @so.ambrosiaSet design: @marcusviniciusdqAssistant: @kpj____Casting: @tsellot @blackhead_conceptsHair: @nappychildMUA: @jenna.Ima.makeup @bymailinhProducer: @bbysu_chiAssistant: @anhnlv Talent: @zaidcharkaoui7 @gayundertheinfluence @iliaswalchshofer@whitneykiala @exoceexiste @can_soysal @sade.nadia @malsoo__27  @tisskeen @yvannovak @khadijasound @jesuisass

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