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Alexander McQueen presents women's spring / summer 2021 collection and men's pre-fall 2021
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Alexander McQueen presents women's spring / summer 2021 collection and men's pre-fall 2021

Fashion first light     Back to London, coming home.     “Shape, silhouette and volume, the beauty of the bare bones of clothing stripped back to its essence – a world charged with emotion and human connection.” Sarah Burton first light     Back to London, coming home.     “Shape, silhouette and volume, the beauty of the bare bones of clothing stripped back to its essence – a world charged with emotion and human connection.” Sarah Burton

CRUYFF OPENS FLAGSHIP STORE IN MANCHESTER
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CRUYFF OPENS FLAGSHIP STORE IN MANCHESTER

Fashion After the success of the stores in Barcelona and Amsterdam, Cruyff opens its doors in Manchester today. The new luxury boutique is located in Arndale, the heart of Manchester. A bold move to open a new store in the current pandemic, but the attack is the best defense. "We are very excited and proud to open our first Manchester store. The city is an iconic hub for music and creativity. It's also one of the largest soccer cities in the world, a perfect combination". according to Ferenc van der Vlies, co-owner of Cruyff.     The store proudly embodies the vision of Cruyff, a spacious but modest space in the city of Manchester. In the words of Johan Cruyff: 'you will see it when you get it'. Cruyff offers a wide range of first class men's and women's shoes, sneakers, tracksuits, puffer jackets, graphic shirts and classic tracktops. Sleek lines and sharp silhouettes throughout the store reflect the range of clothing and shoes that complement each other for an immersive, first-class shopping experience. In addition to Cruyff, the store will also provide space for guest brands, fully in line with Johan's philosophy as a trainer, giving talented brands a stage. With Cruyff's ethos and core values, the upcoming men's clothing brand 'Off The Pitch' from Rotterdam will kick off as the first guest.       After the success of the stores in Barcelona and Amsterdam, Cruyff opens its doors in Manchester today. The new luxury boutique is located in Arndale, the heart of Manchester. A bold move to open a new store in the current pandemic, but the attack is the best defense. "We are very excited and proud to open our first Manchester store. The city is an iconic hub for music and creativity. It's also one of the largest soccer cities in the world, a perfect combination". according to Ferenc van der Vlies, co-owner of Cruyff.     The store proudly embodies the vision of Cruyff, a spacious but modest space in the city of Manchester. In the words of Johan Cruyff: 'you will see it when you get it'. Cruyff offers a wide range of first class men's and women's shoes, sneakers, tracksuits, puffer jackets, graphic shirts and classic tracktops. Sleek lines and sharp silhouettes throughout the store reflect the range of clothing and shoes that complement each other for an immersive, first-class shopping experience. In addition to Cruyff, the store will also provide space for guest brands, fully in line with Johan's philosophy as a trainer, giving talented brands a stage. With Cruyff's ethos and core values, the upcoming men's clothing brand 'Off The Pitch' from Rotterdam will kick off as the first guest.      

Samsøe Samsøe for Spring & Summer 2021
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Samsøe Samsøe for Spring & Summer 2021

Fashion Their Spring/Summer 2021 collection takes inspiration from the global-yet-local subcultural diversity of the people around us.     The past year has had an immense stamp on world history, and we realised we needed to go back in time, dig deeper, and analyse ourselves and our actions as well. With words such as glocal, diversity, inclusion and camaraderie being a part of our moodboards and ethics for the past few seasons, it really became the ignition for pushing this collection to what it actually has become: a story of local love.     A collective, honest understanding in-house at Samsøe Samsøe is that Nørrebro, where we’ve had our base for over 20 years, is a huge part of our heritage; and today, we as a whole get inspired by the multicultural aspect this borough brings. The sense of community and solidarity might be the strongest here in all of Copenhagen - ensuring that we as a brand always take every- thing mentioned above into consideration for the future of Samsøe Samsøe.     Folkloric traditions and cross-cultural references are portrayed through soft, geometric prints, taking inspiration from around the world. Light, airy fabrics and the casually oversized silhou- ette tells the story of a new era for the brand,bringing a luxe approach in re ned voluminousshapes. Playing around with tactility and soft tailoring speaks volumes in the shapes of our outerwear, adding an element of the Nordics into the collection; whilst pyjama stripes andoral traces have you longing for summer in anew way.     With a palette of earthy tones, moody blues, grassy greens, washed out purples and rich reds,this collection embraces all forms and gures,and tells the story of worldhood; a term we’ve delved into, especially for this collection.     We gone back to our roots, telling the story of the global-yet-local presence that Nørrebro possesses. This makes us, as a global brand, a bit more local, real and raw. Being in the now. Just how we like it. Their Spring/Summer 2021 collection takes inspiration from the global-yet-local subcultural diversity of the people around us.     The past year has had an immense stamp on world history, and we realised we needed to go back in time, dig deeper, and analyse ourselves and our actions as well. With words such as glocal, diversity, inclusion and camaraderie being a part of our moodboards and ethics for the past few seasons, it really became the ignition for pushing this collection to what it actually has become: a story of local love.     A collective, honest understanding in-house at Samsøe Samsøe is that Nørrebro, where we’ve had our base for over 20 years, is a huge part of our heritage; and today, we as a whole get inspired by the multicultural aspect this borough brings. The sense of community and solidarity might be the strongest here in all of Copenhagen - ensuring that we as a brand always take every- thing mentioned above into consideration for the future of Samsøe Samsøe.     Folkloric traditions and cross-cultural references are portrayed through soft, geometric prints, taking inspiration from around the world. Light, airy fabrics and the casually oversized silhou- ette tells the story of a new era for the brand,bringing a luxe approach in re ned voluminousshapes. Playing around with tactility and soft tailoring speaks volumes in the shapes of our outerwear, adding an element of the Nordics into the collection; whilst pyjama stripes andoral traces have you longing for summer in anew way.     With a palette of earthy tones, moody blues, grassy greens, washed out purples and rich reds,this collection embraces all forms and gures,and tells the story of worldhood; a term we’ve delved into, especially for this collection.     We gone back to our roots, telling the story of the global-yet-local presence that Nørrebro possesses. This makes us, as a global brand, a bit more local, real and raw. Being in the now. Just how we like it.

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Dr. Martens Talking Tough podcast: In conversation with the role models of our time
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Dr. Martens Talking Tough podcast: In conversation with the role models of our time

Culture Dr.Martens is back with new episodes of the Talking Tough (UK) podcast.This time we present a special mini-series, recorded live from Rotterdam in the Netherlands.Hosted by writer Jill Mathon, journalist Bo Hanna and former night mayor of Amsterdam Shamiro van der Geld, each episode sheds light on topics ranging from community building, activism and self-expression in the form of art.They talk to the role models of our time: Massih Hutak, Tim Wes and Naomie Pieter.Talking Tough is a podcast about game changers that deserves to be heard more.In this mini-series, the hosts go into depth with our guests per episode.From gentrification to art as a form of resistance, and from Black queer love to spirituality.Today the first episode was launched with artist and writer Massih Hutak, which can be heard on Spotify and watched on YouTube.You can expect these episodes:     15/12 Episode 1: THIS LAND IS FOR EVERYONE | Massih Hutak   In the first episode of this Talking Tough miniseries, Jill, Bo and Shamiro talk to Massih Hutak about community building, creative initiatives and preserving authentic cultures.Massih is a rapper, father writer and columnist.Originally from Afghanistan, but raised in Amsterdam Noord, he talks about integration as a two-way street and the worldwide threat of gentrification.He recently published his first book about this: 'You have not discovered us.We have always been here. 'On behalf of Massih, Dr.Martens paid a sum of money to the Food Bank.They support people and fight against poverty by putting together and issuing food packages.Want to know more about the organization?Look here: amsterdam.voedselbank.org The episode with Massih can already be heard via Spotify from today: click here to listen immediately!   LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5E0x09xBLPNfUADwcr4n7k?si=brWKp3GxTAuli7Tm_NrF7Q#login     22/12 Episode 2: MUSIC MEANS IDENTITY | Tim Wes   In this episode we take a look at the soul of Tim Wes.As an independent musician and multi-disciplinary artist, he often ran into stuck systems and boxes in his career.Looking at the intersection with identity and individualism, in the second episode of this Talking Tough miniseries, the jazz and R&B artist tells Jill, Bo and Shamiro about pressure in the music industry, art as an act of defiance and the struggle for new forms.of creativity.On behalf of Tim, Dr.Martens paid a sum of money to the MAEH Foundation.This organization offers development opportunities in the form of music lessons, art and language for young people in Rotterdam.Want to know more about the organization?Look here: https://maeh.eu/This episode will be released on Tuesday December 22, 2020 on Spotify & YouTube.     29/12 Episode 3: BEHIND THE MEGAPHONE | Naomie Pieter   Naomie Pieter has always made her voice heard.She is a choreographer, founder of Black Pride Nederland and Pon Di Pride.Naomie is also one of the driving forces behind Kick Out Zwarte Piet, Black Queer Trans Resistance and Black Lives Matter NL.And yes, she also has 24 hours in her day.In this episode of Talking Tough, Jill, Bo and Shamiro learn more about the woman behind the megaphone.And they talk to her about healing, self-care for activists and the importance of love in the broadest sense of the word.On behalf of Naomie, Dr.Martens paid a sum of money to the FOKO Curacao Foundation.They are committed to the LGBTQI + community on Curacao.Want to know more about the organization?Look here: instagram.com/fundashonorguyokorsouThe last episode of this miniseries with Naomie Pieter will be released on Tuesday December 29, 2020. You can also listen to it on Spotify, and watch it on YouTube.Stay tuned! Dr.Martens is back with new episodes of the Talking Tough (UK) podcast.This time we present a special mini-series, recorded live from Rotterdam in the Netherlands.Hosted by writer Jill Mathon, journalist Bo Hanna and former night mayor of Amsterdam Shamiro van der Geld, each episode sheds light on topics ranging from community building, activism and self-expression in the form of art.They talk to the role models of our time: Massih Hutak, Tim Wes and Naomie Pieter.Talking Tough is a podcast about game changers that deserves to be heard more.In this mini-series, the hosts go into depth with our guests per episode.From gentrification to art as a form of resistance, and from Black queer love to spirituality.Today the first episode was launched with artist and writer Massih Hutak, which can be heard on Spotify and watched on YouTube.You can expect these episodes:     15/12 Episode 1: THIS LAND IS FOR EVERYONE | Massih Hutak   In the first episode of this Talking Tough miniseries, Jill, Bo and Shamiro talk to Massih Hutak about community building, creative initiatives and preserving authentic cultures.Massih is a rapper, father writer and columnist.Originally from Afghanistan, but raised in Amsterdam Noord, he talks about integration as a two-way street and the worldwide threat of gentrification.He recently published his first book about this: 'You have not discovered us.We have always been here. 'On behalf of Massih, Dr.Martens paid a sum of money to the Food Bank.They support people and fight against poverty by putting together and issuing food packages.Want to know more about the organization?Look here: amsterdam.voedselbank.org The episode with Massih can already be heard via Spotify from today: click here to listen immediately!   LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5E0x09xBLPNfUADwcr4n7k?si=brWKp3GxTAuli7Tm_NrF7Q#login     22/12 Episode 2: MUSIC MEANS IDENTITY | Tim Wes   In this episode we take a look at the soul of Tim Wes.As an independent musician and multi-disciplinary artist, he often ran into stuck systems and boxes in his career.Looking at the intersection with identity and individualism, in the second episode of this Talking Tough miniseries, the jazz and R&B artist tells Jill, Bo and Shamiro about pressure in the music industry, art as an act of defiance and the struggle for new forms.of creativity.On behalf of Tim, Dr.Martens paid a sum of money to the MAEH Foundation.This organization offers development opportunities in the form of music lessons, art and language for young people in Rotterdam.Want to know more about the organization?Look here: https://maeh.eu/This episode will be released on Tuesday December 22, 2020 on Spotify & YouTube.     29/12 Episode 3: BEHIND THE MEGAPHONE | Naomie Pieter   Naomie Pieter has always made her voice heard.She is a choreographer, founder of Black Pride Nederland and Pon Di Pride.Naomie is also one of the driving forces behind Kick Out Zwarte Piet, Black Queer Trans Resistance and Black Lives Matter NL.And yes, she also has 24 hours in her day.In this episode of Talking Tough, Jill, Bo and Shamiro learn more about the woman behind the megaphone.And they talk to her about healing, self-care for activists and the importance of love in the broadest sense of the word.On behalf of Naomie, Dr.Martens paid a sum of money to the FOKO Curacao Foundation.They are committed to the LGBTQI + community on Curacao.Want to know more about the organization?Look here: instagram.com/fundashonorguyokorsouThe last episode of this miniseries with Naomie Pieter will be released on Tuesday December 29, 2020. You can also listen to it on Spotify, and watch it on YouTube.Stay tuned!

Arceau Grande Lune
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Arceau Grande Lune

Watches The new Arceau Grande Lune featuring a deep blue dial with a sunburst motif highlights the creativity of a timeless model. In 1978, Henri d’Origny freed the round watch from established aesthetic codes by imagining a classic and singular curve: the Arceau watch was born. Its case with asymmetrical stirrup-shaped attachments and sloping Arabic numerals evoking a galloping horse reveal a discreet and enduring elegance that lends itself to every possible expression of Hermès creativity and know-how.     The sunburst blue face of the new Arceau Grande Lune is paired with a matching Abyss blue alligator strap, an intense colour accentuated by the casual elegance of the steel case and sapphire caseback.     Swept over by slender hands and enlivened by sloping numerals creating an in-motion effect, this dynamic-looking display is complemented by a moon phase and date counter adorned with a starry sky, as well as a double day and month window appearing beneath the Hermès logo. Hours, minutes, seconds and complete calendar indications are displayed to the rhythm of a mechanical self-winding movement housed in a case crafted in the Hermès watchmaking workshops, as are the dial and strap. The new Arceau Grande Lune featuring a deep blue dial with a sunburst motif highlights the creativity of a timeless model. In 1978, Henri d’Origny freed the round watch from established aesthetic codes by imagining a classic and singular curve: the Arceau watch was born. Its case with asymmetrical stirrup-shaped attachments and sloping Arabic numerals evoking a galloping horse reveal a discreet and enduring elegance that lends itself to every possible expression of Hermès creativity and know-how.     The sunburst blue face of the new Arceau Grande Lune is paired with a matching Abyss blue alligator strap, an intense colour accentuated by the casual elegance of the steel case and sapphire caseback.     Swept over by slender hands and enlivened by sloping numerals creating an in-motion effect, this dynamic-looking display is complemented by a moon phase and date counter adorned with a starry sky, as well as a double day and month window appearing beneath the Hermès logo. Hours, minutes, seconds and complete calendar indications are displayed to the rhythm of a mechanical self-winding movement housed in a case crafted in the Hermès watchmaking workshops, as are the dial and strap.

PANERAI LUMINOR WORN BY SYLVESTER STALLONE IN FILM DAYLIGHT SELLS FOR $214,200 AFTER LESS THAN 5 MINUTES OF BIDDING
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PANERAI LUMINOR WORN BY SYLVESTER STALLONE IN FILM DAYLIGHT SELLS FOR $214,200 AFTER LESS THAN 5 MINUTES OF BIDDING

Watches Panerai is pleased to announce the auction sale of three important Panerai watches through Phillips in association with Bacs and Russo, at the much anticipated December Racing Pulse Flagship Auction.     The exciting hero of the auction – the famous Panerai Luminor PAM5218-201/A (Lot 47) consigned personally by multiple Academy Award™ nominee and Golden Globe™ winner, Sylvester Stallone sold for an unprecedented $214,200, after less than 5 minutes of bidding.     This selling price was a nod not only to the incredible provenance of the timepiece, but also to the immense fascination the brand’s early history continues to hold for collectors.     The watch achieved almost fabled status amongst enthusiasts and is widely acknowledged as the catalyst for Panerai’s launch on global stage as it changed the brand forever.     “We are excited to bear witness to a historic moment so inextricably connected to both Panerai’s beginning and future,” said Jean-Marc Pontroué, Panerai CEO.     “As a brand, we have always looked to the horizon of what is possible while keeping one foot firmly grounded in the principles and foundation of our past. After the success of the first Phillips auction in Hong Kong a couple of weeks ago, this is a strong signal that Panerai remains in the heart of the collectors’ community. We are proud to have partnered with Phillips to offer watchmaking enthusiasts worldwide a unique timepiece so representative of our pioneering spirit.” Panerai is pleased to announce the auction sale of three important Panerai watches through Phillips in association with Bacs and Russo, at the much anticipated December Racing Pulse Flagship Auction.     The exciting hero of the auction – the famous Panerai Luminor PAM5218-201/A (Lot 47) consigned personally by multiple Academy Award™ nominee and Golden Globe™ winner, Sylvester Stallone sold for an unprecedented $214,200, after less than 5 minutes of bidding.     This selling price was a nod not only to the incredible provenance of the timepiece, but also to the immense fascination the brand’s early history continues to hold for collectors.     The watch achieved almost fabled status amongst enthusiasts and is widely acknowledged as the catalyst for Panerai’s launch on global stage as it changed the brand forever.     “We are excited to bear witness to a historic moment so inextricably connected to both Panerai’s beginning and future,” said Jean-Marc Pontroué, Panerai CEO.     “As a brand, we have always looked to the horizon of what is possible while keeping one foot firmly grounded in the principles and foundation of our past. After the success of the first Phillips auction in Hong Kong a couple of weeks ago, this is a strong signal that Panerai remains in the heart of the collectors’ community. We are proud to have partnered with Phillips to offer watchmaking enthusiasts worldwide a unique timepiece so representative of our pioneering spirit.”

THE VERSACE PRE-FALL 2021 COLLECTION
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THE VERSACE PRE-FALL 2021 COLLECTION

Fashion Pre-Fall 2021 is all about Versace essentials for the men and women of today. Inspired by modern muses, Donatella Versace has created designs that celebrate personality and individual identity, presenting the new must-have pieces for a world that has evolved and changed.     The womenswear collection focuses on cuts, new silhouettes and unexpected matchings of fabrics and colors.     Sleek black leather, a material that has always been integral to the brand, comes in the form of tailored blazers, A-line skirts and dresses. The silhouettes are clean and the color palettes center on block black and caramel with pops of reds, oranges, and electric blues throughout. Sporty sweatshirts are turned into dresses with nipped-in waists. This season’s little black dress, which is made from heavy jersey or leather, goes from day to night and is sometimes embellished with broken-up Versace bijoux. Accessories are bold this season and come in punchy colors as well as black and caramel. We introduce a new hobo-style La Medusa handbag in three sizes and refresh our classic Virtus line with new finishes including ecological faux fur.     The menswear presents the modern uniform for the guy of today. Athletic sportwear, tactile cashmere pieces, flannel-trimmed oxford shirts and utilitarian outerwear. There are clean-cut overcoats in vibrant blue and green. Versace’s version of a camouflage print – Baroccoflage – comes in khaki-brown and navy-electric blue combinations. Suits are sharply tailored but come in new fabrics. Some feature faint Baroccoflage prints and are worn with relaxed sportswear for a clashing effect.     Jersey and sweatshirts have been crafted from eco-sustainable fabrics, and the formalwear is made from over-printed deadstock as part of Versace’s ongoing commitment to become a more sustainable brand.     CREDITS: Photographer: Theo Sion Stylist: Jacob K Models: Kayako Higuchi Grace Hartzel Miriam Sanchez Sculy Mejia Escobosa Evelina Lauren Cheikh Dia David Trulik Hair: Alessandro Squarza Make-up: Miriam Langellotti Casting Director: Piergiorgio Del Moro Pre-Fall 2021 is all about Versace essentials for the men and women of today. Inspired by modern muses, Donatella Versace has created designs that celebrate personality and individual identity, presenting the new must-have pieces for a world that has evolved and changed.     The womenswear collection focuses on cuts, new silhouettes and unexpected matchings of fabrics and colors.     Sleek black leather, a material that has always been integral to the brand, comes in the form of tailored blazers, A-line skirts and dresses. The silhouettes are clean and the color palettes center on block black and caramel with pops of reds, oranges, and electric blues throughout. Sporty sweatshirts are turned into dresses with nipped-in waists. This season’s little black dress, which is made from heavy jersey or leather, goes from day to night and is sometimes embellished with broken-up Versace bijoux. Accessories are bold this season and come in punchy colors as well as black and caramel. We introduce a new hobo-style La Medusa handbag in three sizes and refresh our classic Virtus line with new finishes including ecological faux fur.     The menswear presents the modern uniform for the guy of today. Athletic sportwear, tactile cashmere pieces, flannel-trimmed oxford shirts and utilitarian outerwear. There are clean-cut overcoats in vibrant blue and green. Versace’s version of a camouflage print – Baroccoflage – comes in khaki-brown and navy-electric blue combinations. Suits are sharply tailored but come in new fabrics. Some feature faint Baroccoflage prints and are worn with relaxed sportswear for a clashing effect.     Jersey and sweatshirts have been crafted from eco-sustainable fabrics, and the formalwear is made from over-printed deadstock as part of Versace’s ongoing commitment to become a more sustainable brand.     CREDITS: Photographer: Theo Sion Stylist: Jacob K Models: Kayako Higuchi Grace Hartzel Miriam Sanchez Sculy Mejia Escobosa Evelina Lauren Cheikh Dia David Trulik Hair: Alessandro Squarza Make-up: Miriam Langellotti Casting Director: Piergiorgio Del Moro

GIVENCHY presents the pre-collection for Fall 2021
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GIVENCHY presents the pre-collection for Fall 2021

Fashion “Ultimately, what I am trying to do in the Givenchy collections is reflect today’s world. I appreciate a certain material experimentation and an intense contrast in clothing that could only be achieved and exist now. At the same time, we embrace tradition, the techniques of the salon and timelessness; these distinct elements are not mutually exclusive. The clothing is not disposable or dictatorial, instead we want it to become central to a person’s sense of their own style, and build each season. It’s an idea of a more personal luxury, of simultaneous formality and informality, construction and comfort; it’s the luxury of people wearing clothes, not clothes wearing people.” Matthew M. Williams, Creative Director, Givenchy     Honing in on elements begun in his debut offering for Givenchy, Matthew M. Williams presents a collection of contrasts, both strident and subtle, for Fall ’21. Here, both classicism and subversion play a part; focusing on the traditional areas of tailoring, knitwear and leather there is an experimentation with the codes and techniques related to each, together with an ease applied equally for both men and women. Working with a precise, monochromatic palette in looks, the classicism of black, white and silver grey is contrasted with olive drab, vivid red and pink, becoming almost provocative in their connotations.     It is the discreet opulence of materials and methods that matter, found in an array of clothing choices both formal and informal, classical and more radical.     Clothing archetypes are once again experimented with alongside proportion in the silhouettes, bringing together ideas of both the salon and the city street. This is particularly visible in the recurring ‘cropped’motif, where jackets echo MA1 bombers, varsity and evening boleros. Signature, sculptural jersey is once again applied to realise pure yet easeful forms, at times literally punctuated with studs. Here, hardware made embellishment – a key Williams’ theme for each gender – mainly finds form in the stud this season. The new 4G Emblem bag also carries with it a tough yet decorative approach to hardware for both women and men. A constructed attitude to the Givenchy monogram is realised in guipure lace, a motif reinforcing a sense of underlying, traditional, rigorous craft as well as ascendant surface style in the collection.     An idea of a ‘second skin’ is utilised extensively, predominantly in the use of silk for women and men; both constructed and comfortable, a sinuous sensuousness travels through the collection, particularly in tailoring, This is also found in the leather pieces, where ease, structure and casual non-conformity all come into play. In turn, leather footwear becomes more fully integrated into the actual silhouettes, principally in the use of long, patent leather boots. Comfort is not forgotten in the footwear, with soles formulated using new TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane, a bridge between rubber and plastic) techniques. There is also a continuation of the Marshmallow Slide – with its extremely comfortable recovery-style sole – mixed with new, natural and more formal materials.     Collaborating on the imagery once more with the photographer Heji Shin, Williams presents a democratic and encompassing view of Givenchy. Here, the focus is on the people wearing the clothes as opposed to the clothes wearing the people – there is not just one Givenchy woman or one Givenchy man, but many. Each brings their own inimitable character and sense of style to the House. “Ultimately, what I am trying to do in the Givenchy collections is reflect today’s world. I appreciate a certain material experimentation and an intense contrast in clothing that could only be achieved and exist now. At the same time, we embrace tradition, the techniques of the salon and timelessness; these distinct elements are not mutually exclusive. The clothing is not disposable or dictatorial, instead we want it to become central to a person’s sense of their own style, and build each season. It’s an idea of a more personal luxury, of simultaneous formality and informality, construction and comfort; it’s the luxury of people wearing clothes, not clothes wearing people.” Matthew M. Williams, Creative Director, Givenchy     Honing in on elements begun in his debut offering for Givenchy, Matthew M. Williams presents a collection of contrasts, both strident and subtle, for Fall ’21. Here, both classicism and subversion play a part; focusing on the traditional areas of tailoring, knitwear and leather there is an experimentation with the codes and techniques related to each, together with an ease applied equally for both men and women. Working with a precise, monochromatic palette in looks, the classicism of black, white and silver grey is contrasted with olive drab, vivid red and pink, becoming almost provocative in their connotations.     It is the discreet opulence of materials and methods that matter, found in an array of clothing choices both formal and informal, classical and more radical.     Clothing archetypes are once again experimented with alongside proportion in the silhouettes, bringing together ideas of both the salon and the city street. This is particularly visible in the recurring ‘cropped’motif, where jackets echo MA1 bombers, varsity and evening boleros. Signature, sculptural jersey is once again applied to realise pure yet easeful forms, at times literally punctuated with studs. Here, hardware made embellishment – a key Williams’ theme for each gender – mainly finds form in the stud this season. The new 4G Emblem bag also carries with it a tough yet decorative approach to hardware for both women and men. A constructed attitude to the Givenchy monogram is realised in guipure lace, a motif reinforcing a sense of underlying, traditional, rigorous craft as well as ascendant surface style in the collection.     An idea of a ‘second skin’ is utilised extensively, predominantly in the use of silk for women and men; both constructed and comfortable, a sinuous sensuousness travels through the collection, particularly in tailoring, This is also found in the leather pieces, where ease, structure and casual non-conformity all come into play. In turn, leather footwear becomes more fully integrated into the actual silhouettes, principally in the use of long, patent leather boots. Comfort is not forgotten in the footwear, with soles formulated using new TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane, a bridge between rubber and plastic) techniques. There is also a continuation of the Marshmallow Slide – with its extremely comfortable recovery-style sole – mixed with new, natural and more formal materials.     Collaborating on the imagery once more with the photographer Heji Shin, Williams presents a democratic and encompassing view of Givenchy. Here, the focus is on the people wearing the clothes as opposed to the clothes wearing the people – there is not just one Givenchy woman or one Givenchy man, but many. Each brings their own inimitable character and sense of style to the House.

Giorgio Armani Giorgio’s for Autumn & Winter 2020/21
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Giorgio Armani Giorgio’s for Autumn & Winter 2020/21

Fashion Giorgio's is a selection of Giorgio Armani garments and accessories, inspired by the world of the night. Clean lines, attention to detail, an elegantly dark colour palette and the choice of high quality materials characterise this modern collection, which includes iconic staples from the world of Armani.     For the 2020/21 season, sophisticated prints and three-dimensional jacquard patterns, handcrafted shading and contrasting textures define a roster of dinner jackets and trousers with fluid, contemporary volumes, always worn with collarless shirts. The natural volumes are emphasised by fine fabrics such as cashmere cloth, printed silk velvet, jacquard velvet, in shades of navy blue, midnight blue, black and burgundy. Knitwear features the signature logo embroidered in lurex yarn or micro sequins. Coats belted at the waist complete the proposal. The message is one of seductive nonchalance.     Sensual and essential, the Giorgio's collection expresses the Armani ethos — always updated with coherence and elegance— outlining a casual evening wardrobe.     The collection is available in select Giorgio Armani boutiques worldwide, and on Armani.com. Giorgio's is a selection of Giorgio Armani garments and accessories, inspired by the world of the night. Clean lines, attention to detail, an elegantly dark colour palette and the choice of high quality materials characterise this modern collection, which includes iconic staples from the world of Armani.     For the 2020/21 season, sophisticated prints and three-dimensional jacquard patterns, handcrafted shading and contrasting textures define a roster of dinner jackets and trousers with fluid, contemporary volumes, always worn with collarless shirts. The natural volumes are emphasised by fine fabrics such as cashmere cloth, printed silk velvet, jacquard velvet, in shades of navy blue, midnight blue, black and burgundy. Knitwear features the signature logo embroidered in lurex yarn or micro sequins. Coats belted at the waist complete the proposal. The message is one of seductive nonchalance.     Sensual and essential, the Giorgio's collection expresses the Armani ethos — always updated with coherence and elegance— outlining a casual evening wardrobe.     The collection is available in select Giorgio Armani boutiques worldwide, and on Armani.com.

BOTTEGA VENETA SALON 01
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BOTTEGA VENETA SALON 01

Fashion Daniel Lee took the opportunity to rethink the way we are presenting our latest collection with Salon 01 (SS21) – sensitive to the times we are living in.  Therefore the show took place at Sadler´s Wells with an intimate local audience on October 9th. Hereby the film that was launched today at 2:00 pm on bottegaveneta.com was produced.      The project of the presentation continues with a collection of objects, including three books and a vinyl, illustrating the creative process behind the collection. The first book shows Daniel´s inspiration for the Salon 01 collection. Vol. 2 was curated by German conceptual artist Rosemarie Trockel which includes collages, photographies and short stories in which she studies the creative process behind the creation as well as the relationship to clothing.      Photographed by Tyrone Lebon. The vinyl plays spoken words by singer Neneh Cherry, which was also the soundtrack of the show.      Daniel Lee took the opportunity to rethink the way we are presenting our latest collection with Salon 01 (SS21) – sensitive to the times we are living in.  Therefore the show took place at Sadler´s Wells with an intimate local audience on October 9th. Hereby the film that was launched today at 2:00 pm on bottegaveneta.com was produced.      The project of the presentation continues with a collection of objects, including three books and a vinyl, illustrating the creative process behind the collection. The first book shows Daniel´s inspiration for the Salon 01 collection. Vol. 2 was curated by German conceptual artist Rosemarie Trockel which includes collages, photographies and short stories in which she studies the creative process behind the creation as well as the relationship to clothing.      Photographed by Tyrone Lebon. The vinyl plays spoken words by singer Neneh Cherry, which was also the soundtrack of the show.     

ZALANDO PARTNERS WITH FASHION INDUSTRY NAMES TO RELEASE NEVER BEFORE SEEN IMAGES ON THE THEME OF HUMAN CONNECTION
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ZALANDO PARTNERS WITH FASHION INDUSTRY NAMES TO RELEASE NEVER BEFORE SEEN IMAGES ON THE THEME OF HUMAN CONNECTION

Fashion This holiday season, Zalando, Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle, is partnering with some of fashion’s biggest names to bring the feeling of amillion virtual hugs across Europe. The campaign features Brooklyn Beckham, Jeremy Scott and Munroe Bergdorf sharing candid images showing the ultimate expression of human connection and solidarity: the hug. Against the backdrop of a challenging year of uncertainty and separation, positive future and a reminder of the importance of personal connection this festive period. the collection comes with the inspirational rallying cry - ‘We Will Hug Again’ - an optimistic message of a more   The campaign also features friend of Zalando, model and activist Rain Dove as well as creativecollective Muslim Sisterhood, who’s work centres around Muslim women and non-binary people. The image collection is an extension of Zalando’s Holiday Campaign, ‘We Will Hug Again’, which launched in November with the heart-warming film, ‘100 Years of Hugs’ and a series of images - Hug Portraits - of real people embracing.     As part of the efforts to celebrate the power of human connection, Zalando is also supporting the Red Cross to help those who may be isolated and lacking that connection at this time. While many of us cannot hug at this moment in time, together they are looking forward to a time when we can. They are calling on consumers to pick a favourite picture of a hug memory from their camera roll and share it on social media. For each post tagging @Zalando and using #WeWillHugAgain,Zalando will donate €5 to the Red Cross.     Photographer Brooklyn Beckham, whose emotive imagery made him the perfect fit for the “Human connection and physical embraces are soimportant in life. At a time when many of us are apart from loved ones, it felt right to partner with Zalando to spread a message of optimism that we will hug again. These images are deeplypersonal to me and show moments I don’t often share, but now is the time to be thankful for the great moments we’ve had and look forward to creating many more sometime soon.”   Model and activist Munroe Bergdorf, who shared an image of a tender hug between herself and friend and model Billy, added: “My camera roll is full of so many gorgeous cuddles and hugswith family and friends that I was spoilt for choice. It's lovely to look back on past moments and know that, even while things can be challenging right now, we will create many more memories like these in the future. Our loved ones are our support systems, they allow us to feel seen, heard and understood. I'm going to miss seeing so many of them over the festive season but I know we have so many amazing times to come. I'm glad to be part of spreading a bit of positivity and part of a campaign that is helping support those that need human connection themost.”     Natalie Wills, Global Director Social Media & Consumer PR remarked: “We’re delighted that so many of the industry’s most well-known faces have lent their voices to share this positivemessage. The images they’ve shared celebrate the beauty of human connection, and we wantto inspire the feeling of hope and optimism in these challenging times. It was also important to us to use this campaign as another opportunity to give back to the community and the support Red Cross on their mission to bring connection and support to those that need it most duringthis period.”     #wewillhugagain @Zalando This holiday season, Zalando, Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle, is partnering with some of fashion’s biggest names to bring the feeling of amillion virtual hugs across Europe. The campaign features Brooklyn Beckham, Jeremy Scott and Munroe Bergdorf sharing candid images showing the ultimate expression of human connection and solidarity: the hug. Against the backdrop of a challenging year of uncertainty and separation, positive future and a reminder of the importance of personal connection this festive period. the collection comes with the inspirational rallying cry - ‘We Will Hug Again’ - an optimistic message of a more   The campaign also features friend of Zalando, model and activist Rain Dove as well as creativecollective Muslim Sisterhood, who’s work centres around Muslim women and non-binary people. The image collection is an extension of Zalando’s Holiday Campaign, ‘We Will Hug Again’, which launched in November with the heart-warming film, ‘100 Years of Hugs’ and a series of images - Hug Portraits - of real people embracing.     As part of the efforts to celebrate the power of human connection, Zalando is also supporting the Red Cross to help those who may be isolated and lacking that connection at this time. While many of us cannot hug at this moment in time, together they are looking forward to a time when we can. They are calling on consumers to pick a favourite picture of a hug memory from their camera roll and share it on social media. For each post tagging @Zalando and using #WeWillHugAgain,Zalando will donate €5 to the Red Cross.     Photographer Brooklyn Beckham, whose emotive imagery made him the perfect fit for the “Human connection and physical embraces are soimportant in life. At a time when many of us are apart from loved ones, it felt right to partner with Zalando to spread a message of optimism that we will hug again. These images are deeplypersonal to me and show moments I don’t often share, but now is the time to be thankful for the great moments we’ve had and look forward to creating many more sometime soon.”   Model and activist Munroe Bergdorf, who shared an image of a tender hug between herself and friend and model Billy, added: “My camera roll is full of so many gorgeous cuddles and hugswith family and friends that I was spoilt for choice. It's lovely to look back on past moments and know that, even while things can be challenging right now, we will create many more memories like these in the future. Our loved ones are our support systems, they allow us to feel seen, heard and understood. I'm going to miss seeing so many of them over the festive season but I know we have so many amazing times to come. I'm glad to be part of spreading a bit of positivity and part of a campaign that is helping support those that need human connection themost.”     Natalie Wills, Global Director Social Media & Consumer PR remarked: “We’re delighted that so many of the industry’s most well-known faces have lent their voices to share this positivemessage. The images they’ve shared celebrate the beauty of human connection, and we wantto inspire the feeling of hope and optimism in these challenging times. It was also important to us to use this campaign as another opportunity to give back to the community and the support Red Cross on their mission to bring connection and support to those that need it most duringthis period.”     #wewillhugagain @Zalando

CLAN DE BANLIEUE X CHAMPION
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CLAN DE BANLIEUE X CHAMPION

Fashion CLAN DE BANLIEUE AND THE SPORTWEAR GIANT CHAMPION JOINS FORCES TO CREATE A CAPSULE COLLECTION THAT PAYS HOMAGE TO BOTH BRANDS. THE CAPSULE COLLECTION BUILDS ON CHAMPIONS COLLEGIATE LEGACY AND SPORTING HERITAGE.     THE CAPSULE FEATURES HOODIES, SWEATERS, T-SHIRTS AND SWEATPANTS. THE COLLECTION IS EMBELLISHED WITH VINTAGE-INSPIRED GRAPHICS.      "WE BELIEVE THAT BANLIEUES ARE A BEAUTIFUL DISPLAY OF THE MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY THAT SHOW US HOW PEOPLE ARE UNITED REGARDLESS OF THEIR LIVING CONDITIONS. THE AIM OF THE BRAND IS TO HIGHLIGHT AND ENHENCE HOW BANLIEUE STANDS FOR UNITY BY RECLAIMING THE WORD, BANLIEUE, AND GIVING IT A POSITIVE AND UNIVERSAL MEANING." RICHARD LOPES-MENDES, FOUNDER OF CLAN DE BANLIEUE CLAN DE BANLIEUE AND THE SPORTWEAR GIANT CHAMPION JOINS FORCES TO CREATE A CAPSULE COLLECTION THAT PAYS HOMAGE TO BOTH BRANDS. THE CAPSULE COLLECTION BUILDS ON CHAMPIONS COLLEGIATE LEGACY AND SPORTING HERITAGE.     THE CAPSULE FEATURES HOODIES, SWEATERS, T-SHIRTS AND SWEATPANTS. THE COLLECTION IS EMBELLISHED WITH VINTAGE-INSPIRED GRAPHICS.      "WE BELIEVE THAT BANLIEUES ARE A BEAUTIFUL DISPLAY OF THE MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY THAT SHOW US HOW PEOPLE ARE UNITED REGARDLESS OF THEIR LIVING CONDITIONS. THE AIM OF THE BRAND IS TO HIGHLIGHT AND ENHENCE HOW BANLIEUE STANDS FOR UNITY BY RECLAIMING THE WORD, BANLIEUE, AND GIVING IT A POSITIVE AND UNIVERSAL MEANING." RICHARD LOPES-MENDES, FOUNDER OF CLAN DE BANLIEUE

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