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Harry's is now available in The Netherlands
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Harry's is now available in The Netherlands

Men Launched in the Netherlands via Harrys.com March 2nd.  With the aim to disrupt the category, as the brand that does shaving differently.  Launching with a range of shaving products, face, and accessories. Will be available online to buy over www.harrys.com, with prices starting from 6.00€ RRP      Harry’s was founded to deliver an exceptional grooming experience at a fair price, and they’re expanding to Europe to further that mission and reach as many guys as possible. They always had a vision of bringing Harry’s to guys across the world.     The idea was born out of a bad experience that Andy (Katz-Mayfield, co-founder of Harry’s) had when he was in a store trying to buy razors. After waiting for over 10 minutes for someone to unlock the security case, and spending over $20, it was at that moment he called Jeff (Raider, co-founder) with the idea to start a new shaving brand!  Recognised an opportunity to build a brand that was very different from the leading players: a brand that’s more relatable, more thoughtful, and more real than the outdated and disconnected men’s brands on the market. A brand that would appeal to every man. So they did just that - gathering insights, creating a brand, designing a product, sourcing supply and launched online on DTC in 2013, with a clean and simple web experience that I and many others looked at admiringly back then.       Their success in the US and the speed they’ve managed to penetrate the UK market in particular (across DTC and now retail) has given them confidence that guys in Europe will benefit from access to their products. That’s why they’re launching Harry’s online in NL (as well as in Germany, France and Belgium, too). The Netherlands (and the other EU markets they're launching in) have a large wet shave market and a mature shave category which offers them a great opportunity to continue their strategy of disruption. Through their research, they have learned that the DTC model is adopted quickly.     Visit their Dutch website here: https://www.harrys.com/nl/nl Launched in the Netherlands via Harrys.com March 2nd.  With the aim to disrupt the category, as the brand that does shaving differently.  Launching with a range of shaving products, face, and accessories. Will be available online to buy over www.harrys.com, with prices starting from 6.00€ RRP      Harry’s was founded to deliver an exceptional grooming experience at a fair price, and they’re expanding to Europe to further that mission and reach as many guys as possible. They always had a vision of bringing Harry’s to guys across the world.     The idea was born out of a bad experience that Andy (Katz-Mayfield, co-founder of Harry’s) had when he was in a store trying to buy razors. After waiting for over 10 minutes for someone to unlock the security case, and spending over $20, it was at that moment he called Jeff (Raider, co-founder) with the idea to start a new shaving brand!  Recognised an opportunity to build a brand that was very different from the leading players: a brand that’s more relatable, more thoughtful, and more real than the outdated and disconnected men’s brands on the market. A brand that would appeal to every man. So they did just that - gathering insights, creating a brand, designing a product, sourcing supply and launched online on DTC in 2013, with a clean and simple web experience that I and many others looked at admiringly back then.       Their success in the US and the speed they’ve managed to penetrate the UK market in particular (across DTC and now retail) has given them confidence that guys in Europe will benefit from access to their products. That’s why they’re launching Harry’s online in NL (as well as in Germany, France and Belgium, too). The Netherlands (and the other EU markets they're launching in) have a large wet shave market and a mature shave category which offers them a great opportunity to continue their strategy of disruption. Through their research, they have learned that the DTC model is adopted quickly.     Visit their Dutch website here: https://www.harrys.com/nl/nl

GIVENCHY PRESENTS THE FALL & WINTER 2021 WOMEN’S & MEN'S READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTION
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GIVENCHY PRESENTS THE FALL & WINTER 2021 WOMEN’S & MEN'S READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTION

Fashion Week “In many ways, this collection is about a constant tension between two worlds. It’s about finding personal meaning in difficult circumstances; it’s about sincerity in what we do rather than strategy. We wanted to bring a sense of lived reality alongside precision, elegance and extravagance in the clothing and looks. Ultimately, fashion for us is a way of being, feeling and connecting rather than a game to be played. It’s almost like monumentalising the everyday, filling it with emotion – like music you can wear.” Matthew M. Williams, Creative Director, Givenchy     In Williams’ Givenchy, there is a mix of lavishness and austerity, together with the imperfect beauty of humanity. It invokes the distinctly emotional side of the business of luxury and fashion – for both maker and wearer – something once again utilised and celebrated by Givenchy.     The nexus of utility and luxury, protection and comfort, is at the heart of this clothing, infused as it is with the isolation and poignancy of the past year. Yet at the same time, it is a collection that is at once monumental and intimate, giving the wearer presence and audaciousness, yet still with a sense of a person at its centre with a to- hell-with-it attitude. Ultimately, it is an offering that transcends troubled times.     Bridging the classical, radical and practical, the silhouettes for both men and women explore the tension between extravagance and discipline. Sensoriality and voluptuary prevail in the use of materials, particularly faux fur and real shearling – materials that almost swaddle the wearer, enveloping and cocooning. Volumes are explored through layering, quite purposefully emphasising a more exaggerated and monumental winter silhouette. Here, feelings of comfort and protection, ease and extravagance all come into play for the wearer. In contrast to this ‘macro’ line, there is the ‘micro’ – the tension explored between the two, often appearing in the same silhouette. Here, long, lean lines are contrasted against short, taut crops or expansive, voluminous, draperies and embroideries. Outerwear is oversized, yet tautness, discipline and rigour underpin all, particularly through the tailoring traditions of the Givenchy atelier. Strong shoulders and sleeves display an architectural approach to tailoring. At the same time, sculpted, fine knitwear emphasises freedom of movement and the liberation of the body, with particular concentration on the waist.   “In many ways, this collection is about a constant tension between two worlds. It’s about finding personal meaning in difficult circumstances; it’s about sincerity in what we do rather than strategy. We wanted to bring a sense of lived reality alongside precision, elegance and extravagance in the clothing and looks. Ultimately, fashion for us is a way of being, feeling and connecting rather than a game to be played. It’s almost like monumentalising the everyday, filling it with emotion – like music you can wear.” Matthew M. Williams, Creative Director, Givenchy     In Williams’ Givenchy, there is a mix of lavishness and austerity, together with the imperfect beauty of humanity. It invokes the distinctly emotional side of the business of luxury and fashion – for both maker and wearer – something once again utilised and celebrated by Givenchy.     The nexus of utility and luxury, protection and comfort, is at the heart of this clothing, infused as it is with the isolation and poignancy of the past year. Yet at the same time, it is a collection that is at once monumental and intimate, giving the wearer presence and audaciousness, yet still with a sense of a person at its centre with a to- hell-with-it attitude. Ultimately, it is an offering that transcends troubled times.     Bridging the classical, radical and practical, the silhouettes for both men and women explore the tension between extravagance and discipline. Sensoriality and voluptuary prevail in the use of materials, particularly faux fur and real shearling – materials that almost swaddle the wearer, enveloping and cocooning. Volumes are explored through layering, quite purposefully emphasising a more exaggerated and monumental winter silhouette. Here, feelings of comfort and protection, ease and extravagance all come into play for the wearer. In contrast to this ‘macro’ line, there is the ‘micro’ – the tension explored between the two, often appearing in the same silhouette. Here, long, lean lines are contrasted against short, taut crops or expansive, voluminous, draperies and embroideries. Outerwear is oversized, yet tautness, discipline and rigour underpin all, particularly through the tailoring traditions of the Givenchy atelier. Strong shoulders and sleeves display an architectural approach to tailoring. At the same time, sculpted, fine knitwear emphasises freedom of movement and the liberation of the body, with particular concentration on the waist.  

 BALMAIN PRESENTS THE FALL & WINTER 2021-2022 COLLECTION
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BALMAIN PRESENTS THE FALL & WINTER 2021-2022 COLLECTION

Fashion Week 75 years ago, after the incredible triumph of his house’s first couture presentation, what did Pierre Balmain do?     He packed up his bags and started traveling.     He jetted off to America, not to talk about collections, but instead, following the directive of his friend Gertrude Stein, to act as a roving ambassador, criss-crossing the entire United States to deliver lectures on French culture and savoir-faire. He also jumped across the Channel, transporting his fresh new feminine take on couture to London, six years after the war had abruptly put an end to all imports of Parisian fashion. And, after an eight-day, multi- stop series of flights across half the globe, he touched down in Australia, bringing news of his “New French Style” to Down Under (and, of course, making sure to include a visit to the Sydney suburb of Balmain).     Now, post-2020, it’s a whole lot easier for us to appreciate just how exciting those trips must have been for Pierre Balmain. After the anxious years of war and occupation, he was suddenly being offered the long-denied possibility of escaping to destinations that he had been dreaming about for years—and it must have felt incredible.     Today’s video and men’s and women’s collections aim to channel that amazing sensation of freedom. We remember the impressive power of travel to open minds, uplift spirits and reunite those who have been kept apart, as we all look forward to soon-to-arrive better days.     Many of our designs riff on the distinctive beauty found in the uniforms of early pilots and astronauts, with takes on parachute dresses, lace-up flight boots, bomber jackets and shimmering anti-g jumpsuits. One particularly striking design relies on over 68 thousand upcycled Swarovski crystals, making very clear our atelier’s success in mixing luxury embellishments with these aviator inspirations.     As you’d expect, accessories form an important part of this collection—exactly as they do in actual trips—with a wide range of new offerings from the house. The many soft and structured carry-ons are covered with a dazzling array of color and fabric plays on Balmain’s recently relaunched Labyrinth print, and there are many clever takes on bags that look to compasses, paper airplanes and even travel neck pillows for inspiration.     And I’m sure that you’ve noticed the attitude. Balmain is Parisian, so there’s always a touch of this city’s signature insouciance in every one of our designs—but Fall 2021’s referencing of the daring audaciousness of flight pioneers seems to have somehow magnified that familiar spirit. We also, of course, look back to the glamour of mid-century travel—something that is clearly reflected in the sleek lines of our new ELY 64-83 collection (named for the house’s original telephone exchange: ELYsées 64-83, which also lent its name to Balmain’s first perfume). That range, inspired by an early ‘70s Pierre Balmain design, recalls the chic and feminine silhouettes that our founder relied on, as he and a handful of other young talents ushered in Paris’ historic post-war fashion renaissance.     Valentin Petit and his team shot today’s video inside Air France’s impressive hangars, where aeronautical and technological expertise make possible the elegant beauty of flight—just as the skills of our Parisian atelier allow Balmain runways to soar. Saluting that shared exceptional devotion to excellence, many of our artisans’ intricate embroideries were inspired by the wiring, construction and mechanics of the sleek planes and engines that play key roles in today’s film.     Finally, I insisted on pushing the envelope a bit for our Fall 2021 video—because today, as we move forward, we need to always dream big, remain optimistic and consider all possibilities. So, the moon forms not just a beautiful backdrop for this video, but also a promise—as Balmain looks ahead to the house’s future lunar runways. 75 years ago, after the incredible triumph of his house’s first couture presentation, what did Pierre Balmain do?     He packed up his bags and started traveling.     He jetted off to America, not to talk about collections, but instead, following the directive of his friend Gertrude Stein, to act as a roving ambassador, criss-crossing the entire United States to deliver lectures on French culture and savoir-faire. He also jumped across the Channel, transporting his fresh new feminine take on couture to London, six years after the war had abruptly put an end to all imports of Parisian fashion. And, after an eight-day, multi- stop series of flights across half the globe, he touched down in Australia, bringing news of his “New French Style” to Down Under (and, of course, making sure to include a visit to the Sydney suburb of Balmain).     Now, post-2020, it’s a whole lot easier for us to appreciate just how exciting those trips must have been for Pierre Balmain. After the anxious years of war and occupation, he was suddenly being offered the long-denied possibility of escaping to destinations that he had been dreaming about for years—and it must have felt incredible.     Today’s video and men’s and women’s collections aim to channel that amazing sensation of freedom. We remember the impressive power of travel to open minds, uplift spirits and reunite those who have been kept apart, as we all look forward to soon-to-arrive better days.     Many of our designs riff on the distinctive beauty found in the uniforms of early pilots and astronauts, with takes on parachute dresses, lace-up flight boots, bomber jackets and shimmering anti-g jumpsuits. One particularly striking design relies on over 68 thousand upcycled Swarovski crystals, making very clear our atelier’s success in mixing luxury embellishments with these aviator inspirations.     As you’d expect, accessories form an important part of this collection—exactly as they do in actual trips—with a wide range of new offerings from the house. The many soft and structured carry-ons are covered with a dazzling array of color and fabric plays on Balmain’s recently relaunched Labyrinth print, and there are many clever takes on bags that look to compasses, paper airplanes and even travel neck pillows for inspiration.     And I’m sure that you’ve noticed the attitude. Balmain is Parisian, so there’s always a touch of this city’s signature insouciance in every one of our designs—but Fall 2021’s referencing of the daring audaciousness of flight pioneers seems to have somehow magnified that familiar spirit. We also, of course, look back to the glamour of mid-century travel—something that is clearly reflected in the sleek lines of our new ELY 64-83 collection (named for the house’s original telephone exchange: ELYsées 64-83, which also lent its name to Balmain’s first perfume). That range, inspired by an early ‘70s Pierre Balmain design, recalls the chic and feminine silhouettes that our founder relied on, as he and a handful of other young talents ushered in Paris’ historic post-war fashion renaissance.     Valentin Petit and his team shot today’s video inside Air France’s impressive hangars, where aeronautical and technological expertise make possible the elegant beauty of flight—just as the skills of our Parisian atelier allow Balmain runways to soar. Saluting that shared exceptional devotion to excellence, many of our artisans’ intricate embroideries were inspired by the wiring, construction and mechanics of the sleek planes and engines that play key roles in today’s film.     Finally, I insisted on pushing the envelope a bit for our Fall 2021 video—because today, as we move forward, we need to always dream big, remain optimistic and consider all possibilities. So, the moon forms not just a beautiful backdrop for this video, but also a promise—as Balmain looks ahead to the house’s future lunar runways.

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SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE PRESENTS SNEAKERS ON STAGE
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SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE PRESENTS SNEAKERS ON STAGE

Accessories The ‘One Minute Sculpture’ project, imagined and brought to life through Anthony Vaccarello’s vision, will be presented at Saint Laurent Rive Droite.     This project is an installation composed of several models of Saint Laurent sneakers in black, white and animal print. A Wilson tennis ball, the Everlast boxing glove and the Spalding basketball are also incorporated into the sculpture.     These products are displayed and available for purchase in the Saint Laurent stores.     SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE is a creative and cultural destination curated by Anthony Vaccarello, located at 213, rue saint Honoré 75001 Paris, and extended at 469 Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles. Named ‘RIVE DROITE’ as a nod to SAINT LAURENT rive gauche line, that helped to democratize fashion and luxury in the sixties. SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE introduces a brand new retail destination for expression, exchange, and lifestyle, showcasing a wide range of products including exclusive pieces, limited editions, library, vintage, music, photography combined with art, performances, exhibitions, events, and cultural exchanges. Conceptualized by Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello, the extensive and diversi ed offer from different creative and design elds, are imagined and embraced in new ways to enlarge the universe and the DNA of Saint Laurent.     SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE represents an amusing and chic version of today’s Saint Laurent universe. The ‘One Minute Sculpture’ project, imagined and brought to life through Anthony Vaccarello’s vision, will be presented at Saint Laurent Rive Droite.     This project is an installation composed of several models of Saint Laurent sneakers in black, white and animal print. A Wilson tennis ball, the Everlast boxing glove and the Spalding basketball are also incorporated into the sculpture.     These products are displayed and available for purchase in the Saint Laurent stores.     SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE is a creative and cultural destination curated by Anthony Vaccarello, located at 213, rue saint Honoré 75001 Paris, and extended at 469 Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles. Named ‘RIVE DROITE’ as a nod to SAINT LAURENT rive gauche line, that helped to democratize fashion and luxury in the sixties. SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE introduces a brand new retail destination for expression, exchange, and lifestyle, showcasing a wide range of products including exclusive pieces, limited editions, library, vintage, music, photography combined with art, performances, exhibitions, events, and cultural exchanges. Conceptualized by Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello, the extensive and diversi ed offer from different creative and design elds, are imagined and embraced in new ways to enlarge the universe and the DNA of Saint Laurent.     SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE represents an amusing and chic version of today’s Saint Laurent universe.

FASTEN YOUR SEATBELT! CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN INVITES YOU ON LOUBI AIRWAYS TO DISCOVER HIS FALL-WINTER 2021 WOMEN’S & MEN’S COLLECTIONS
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FASTEN YOUR SEATBELT! CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN INVITES YOU ON LOUBI AIRWAYS TO DISCOVER HIS FALL-WINTER 2021 WOMEN’S & MEN’S COLLECTIONS

Accessories Good morning passengers, this is you captain speaking. Welcome aboard this CL1991 flight from Paris to Loubiville.     To unveil his Fall-Winter 2021 collections, Christian Louboutin imagined a one-of-a-kind digital presentation inspired by his infinite love of travel, whether physical or imaginary. Following state-of-the-art immersive experiences on Drest and Zepeto’splatforms, the House explores 3D technology this season. A fully interactive airplane was conceived to enjoy an exclusive moment discovering Christian Louboutin’s collections via a dreamy air journey.     Rendez-vous at the iconic TWA Terminal in JFK Airport in New York, a boldly futuristic space designed by famous architect Eero Saarinen, perfectly embodying the glamorous Golden Age of air travel. The Loubicrew, a cast of dynamic figures, cross the space scanned from head to toe by the passengers waiting to board. A stop is still required at the security check. Red alert! The Xray scanner is on overload! The pilot’s giant Loubi Airways Kypipouch hides the new Caracaba bag and ChristianLouboutin’s new fragrance, the Loubishark & Louis Spikes sneakers trigger the alarm and the security officer is enamored by the Blaster bag.     Bags cleared? Let’s board the Loubiplane, a space entirely redesigned with the House’s iconic details, from the red flooring to the seats customised with a bespoke print and seatbelts featuring the Loubi Airways logo. Imagined as a complete immersion into Christian Louboutin’s universe, the airplane journey is a succession of nine interactive animations featuring the key themes of the collection.     But safety first, the aircrew reinvents the traditional security video in an entertaining and stylish way. The tone is set! For more instructions, look at the card in front of your seat for in-flight styling tips highlighting this season’s lug sole range including sandals, boots and loafers, blending Christian Louboutin’s elegance with a contemporary vibe.     Need to flex your legs? Have a walk and discover the two customised airflight trolleys presenting the house’s latest fragrances and lipstick collections and a selection of cozy shoes and accessories that can be worn indoors and outdoors. The designer chose materials such as faux shearling for pool slides and iridescent velvet to maximize the comfort while keeping it luxurious and stylish.     Before going back to your seat, take a moment to check out the luggage in the lounge area which showcases ChristianLouboutin’s newest creations featuring an exclusive, playful and fun Oh Xtian! print made from a collage of many inspirations such as fashion magazines, retro posters, advertisements, vintage floral photographs and movie scenes.     In case you’d like to add sparkle to your journey, have a look in the overhead compartments: an Xray animation showcases this season’s new crystal-incrusted heels, introduced on retro styles in bright colors and a typical French Vichy pattern.     The airplane encounters fashion turbulence? Relax and enjoy some entertainment with the Loubi Inflight Magazine introducing Christian Louboutin’s rock & swing inspired group featuring signature hardware and spike details, applied on loafers, slippers and boots. More food for thought? The Loubi Times newspaper is at your disposal. And don’t forget to read some of the latest gossip of the House in OMG Magazine!     One last drink before landing? Head to the bar area at the back of the plane where a fortune telling tarot station will introduce you to an exclusive print decorating iconic shoes while also serving as the inspiration for this season’s Caracaba bag.     To all passengers, we just landed at Loubiville Airport. On behalf of Loubi Airways and the entire crew, we wish you all a pleasant stay.     DIGITAL EXPERIENCE HERE: https://loubiairways.christianlouboutin.com Good morning passengers, this is you captain speaking. Welcome aboard this CL1991 flight from Paris to Loubiville.     To unveil his Fall-Winter 2021 collections, Christian Louboutin imagined a one-of-a-kind digital presentation inspired by his infinite love of travel, whether physical or imaginary. Following state-of-the-art immersive experiences on Drest and Zepeto’splatforms, the House explores 3D technology this season. A fully interactive airplane was conceived to enjoy an exclusive moment discovering Christian Louboutin’s collections via a dreamy air journey.     Rendez-vous at the iconic TWA Terminal in JFK Airport in New York, a boldly futuristic space designed by famous architect Eero Saarinen, perfectly embodying the glamorous Golden Age of air travel. The Loubicrew, a cast of dynamic figures, cross the space scanned from head to toe by the passengers waiting to board. A stop is still required at the security check. Red alert! The Xray scanner is on overload! The pilot’s giant Loubi Airways Kypipouch hides the new Caracaba bag and ChristianLouboutin’s new fragrance, the Loubishark & Louis Spikes sneakers trigger the alarm and the security officer is enamored by the Blaster bag.     Bags cleared? Let’s board the Loubiplane, a space entirely redesigned with the House’s iconic details, from the red flooring to the seats customised with a bespoke print and seatbelts featuring the Loubi Airways logo. Imagined as a complete immersion into Christian Louboutin’s universe, the airplane journey is a succession of nine interactive animations featuring the key themes of the collection.     But safety first, the aircrew reinvents the traditional security video in an entertaining and stylish way. The tone is set! For more instructions, look at the card in front of your seat for in-flight styling tips highlighting this season’s lug sole range including sandals, boots and loafers, blending Christian Louboutin’s elegance with a contemporary vibe.     Need to flex your legs? Have a walk and discover the two customised airflight trolleys presenting the house’s latest fragrances and lipstick collections and a selection of cozy shoes and accessories that can be worn indoors and outdoors. The designer chose materials such as faux shearling for pool slides and iridescent velvet to maximize the comfort while keeping it luxurious and stylish.     Before going back to your seat, take a moment to check out the luggage in the lounge area which showcases ChristianLouboutin’s newest creations featuring an exclusive, playful and fun Oh Xtian! print made from a collage of many inspirations such as fashion magazines, retro posters, advertisements, vintage floral photographs and movie scenes.     In case you’d like to add sparkle to your journey, have a look in the overhead compartments: an Xray animation showcases this season’s new crystal-incrusted heels, introduced on retro styles in bright colors and a typical French Vichy pattern.     The airplane encounters fashion turbulence? Relax and enjoy some entertainment with the Loubi Inflight Magazine introducing Christian Louboutin’s rock & swing inspired group featuring signature hardware and spike details, applied on loafers, slippers and boots. More food for thought? The Loubi Times newspaper is at your disposal. And don’t forget to read some of the latest gossip of the House in OMG Magazine!     One last drink before landing? Head to the bar area at the back of the plane where a fortune telling tarot station will introduce you to an exclusive print decorating iconic shoes while also serving as the inspiration for this season’s Caracaba bag.     To all passengers, we just landed at Loubiville Airport. On behalf of Loubi Airways and the entire crew, we wish you all a pleasant stay.     DIGITAL EXPERIENCE HERE: https://loubiairways.christianlouboutin.com

Coperni, la nuit. Fall & Winter 2021 Collection
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Coperni, la nuit. Fall & Winter 2021 Collection

Fashion Week Coperni has always given priority to the sun, to daylight, to clear and distinct ideas. But with the sun cometh the night. She shows the world di erently – guiding us as always but also urging in a new time, a time to welcome in the unpredictable. Whether it’s mid- night or midday, the night is our window to see what is possible.       70x participants depart from their homes in 35x electric cars. Each vehicle will navigate the streets of Paris before arriving in the great hall of the Accord Arena in Bercy, the 12th arrondissement of the City of Light. The cars and their passengers will move into the darkness of the empty hall – enough space for over 20,000 in normal times. The choreo- graphy takes place after the vehicles have moved in to formation, becoming an integral part of the catwalk. The car radios turn on and announce the start of lming. Each indi- vidual set of headlights will light up as the rst model passes by, allowing participants to view the collection through their car window.     The Winter 21 collection is an exploration into the complexity and the mystery of night- time as we know it: sometimes pitch-black, sometimes dotted with stars, sometimes il- luminated by the moon. The night-time of celebration, of seduction and of plunging into the unknown is opposed to the nighttime of sleep, of resting our bodies and allowing dreams to take over our mind and our soul.     Frank and dynamic cuts on classic silhouettes let us glimpse the skin lying beneath. The shoulders are raised, the arms are slender - ready to enter in to the darkness. Sensuality arises from a play on zipped drapintg. Second skin mesh opposes the moving fringes. Bags in the shape of a padlock suggest something locked away in darkness. Maxima- lised forms lead us towards calmness, reconciliation and time for ourselves. Softness protects the body and light becomes therapy.     This night will be an experience. Sébastien Meyer & Arnaud Vaillant Coperni has always given priority to the sun, to daylight, to clear and distinct ideas. But with the sun cometh the night. She shows the world di erently – guiding us as always but also urging in a new time, a time to welcome in the unpredictable. Whether it’s mid- night or midday, the night is our window to see what is possible.       70x participants depart from their homes in 35x electric cars. Each vehicle will navigate the streets of Paris before arriving in the great hall of the Accord Arena in Bercy, the 12th arrondissement of the City of Light. The cars and their passengers will move into the darkness of the empty hall – enough space for over 20,000 in normal times. The choreo- graphy takes place after the vehicles have moved in to formation, becoming an integral part of the catwalk. The car radios turn on and announce the start of lming. Each indi- vidual set of headlights will light up as the rst model passes by, allowing participants to view the collection through their car window.     The Winter 21 collection is an exploration into the complexity and the mystery of night- time as we know it: sometimes pitch-black, sometimes dotted with stars, sometimes il- luminated by the moon. The night-time of celebration, of seduction and of plunging into the unknown is opposed to the nighttime of sleep, of resting our bodies and allowing dreams to take over our mind and our soul.     Frank and dynamic cuts on classic silhouettes let us glimpse the skin lying beneath. The shoulders are raised, the arms are slender - ready to enter in to the darkness. Sensuality arises from a play on zipped drapintg. Second skin mesh opposes the moving fringes. Bags in the shape of a padlock suggest something locked away in darkness. Maxima- lised forms lead us towards calmness, reconciliation and time for ourselves. Softness protects the body and light becomes therapy.     This night will be an experience. Sébastien Meyer & Arnaud Vaillant

INTRODUCING THE NINAMOUNAH Fall & Winter 2021 COLLECTION
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INTRODUCING THE NINAMOUNAH Fall & Winter 2021 COLLECTION

Fashion Week Ninamounah launches today “Seduce Me”, their proposal for Fall Winter 2021. The collection, presented with an audiovisual piece in runway show format, marks a new chapter in the path of the Amsterdam based brand, debuting at Paris Fashion Week this season.     Continuing with the narrative line defined by creative director and designer Ninamounah Langestraat, Seduce Me receives inspiration from the natural world, taking biology as the starting point for the conception of the ideas that help shape the pieces in the collection. “Seduce Me” explores hypnotisingmating rituals, stimulating the viewers animalistic side and translating the aesthetics of these complex animal behaviours into garments a various and rich range of silhouettes, textures and movements.     Exaggerated cuts and oversized tailoring takes inspiration from the sexual mimicry of the animal kingdom. The defense mechanism of certain species protecting themselves from more dominant individuals is parallel to the human experience of wearing garments as armor.      Contrasting the suppleness of velvet and the discomfort of vinyl tells the story of seduction: both romantic and aggressive.  The velvety antlers of male deers is the perfect paradigm seen in nature. During mating season the velvet on their antlers shed and they use their antlers to fight for male dominance. The deception of sensuality and violence in nature,  as seen in snake trails (a sign of either mating or conflict), translates into the hypnotic, undulating seams in the recurring garments.      The urgency of red punctuates the neutral palette as a semiotic conversation between the aggressiveness and seduction it represents in both nature and the human-made world. The neutral palette is a reflection of the unarmed state and the innocence of living beings before they are ruthlessly hunted down.     This is the second season Ninamounah collaborates with artist Stef Van Looveren, with whom the brand has developed a revisited line of accessoriesstarring their already signature bags depicting human male and female gonads in a wide range of colours, from bubblegum pink to metallic gold. Ninamounah launches today “Seduce Me”, their proposal for Fall Winter 2021. The collection, presented with an audiovisual piece in runway show format, marks a new chapter in the path of the Amsterdam based brand, debuting at Paris Fashion Week this season.     Continuing with the narrative line defined by creative director and designer Ninamounah Langestraat, Seduce Me receives inspiration from the natural world, taking biology as the starting point for the conception of the ideas that help shape the pieces in the collection. “Seduce Me” explores hypnotisingmating rituals, stimulating the viewers animalistic side and translating the aesthetics of these complex animal behaviours into garments a various and rich range of silhouettes, textures and movements.     Exaggerated cuts and oversized tailoring takes inspiration from the sexual mimicry of the animal kingdom. The defense mechanism of certain species protecting themselves from more dominant individuals is parallel to the human experience of wearing garments as armor.      Contrasting the suppleness of velvet and the discomfort of vinyl tells the story of seduction: both romantic and aggressive.  The velvety antlers of male deers is the perfect paradigm seen in nature. During mating season the velvet on their antlers shed and they use their antlers to fight for male dominance. The deception of sensuality and violence in nature,  as seen in snake trails (a sign of either mating or conflict), translates into the hypnotic, undulating seams in the recurring garments.      The urgency of red punctuates the neutral palette as a semiotic conversation between the aggressiveness and seduction it represents in both nature and the human-made world. The neutral palette is a reflection of the unarmed state and the innocence of living beings before they are ruthlessly hunted down.     This is the second season Ninamounah collaborates with artist Stef Van Looveren, with whom the brand has developed a revisited line of accessoriesstarring their already signature bags depicting human male and female gonads in a wide range of colours, from bubblegum pink to metallic gold.

ISABEL MARANT presents the new Fall & Winter 2021 collection
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ISABEL MARANT presents the new Fall & Winter 2021 collection

Fashion Week A vision of the past or a projection into the future? The Isabel Marant Fall-Winter 2021 collection translates this ambiguity into silhouettes, colors and prints.     The folk and libertarian spirit of the 60’s driven by Jimmy Hendrix or Janis Joplin meets the techno impulse of the Gabberscene, a subculture that took the nineties by storm. Psychedelic multicolor oral patterns are layered with an electric blue iridescent vinyl fabric, while Texan boots are worn with oversized sportswear-inspired pieces, adorned with colored yokes.     As a journey across genres and eras, this new collection celebrates craftsmanship and cultural heritage through theevocation of memories, narrated by guipure tops and dresses, shearling boleros and embellished belts. This contrastbetween raw materials and precious details gives the wardrobe its versatile character - from day to night, masculine andfeminine together at the same time.     This season, a video shot in the outskirts of Paris, along the brutalist and hypnotic volutes of an open-air building, servesas an introduction to the collection. The exalted soundtrack by Gabber Eleganza, a symbiotic combination of folk tones and techno rhythms, echoes within its concrete walls. An ode to the long-lost parties.     MODELS: Adut Akech, Mica Argañaraz, Loli Bahia, Malick Bodian, He Cong, Leon Dame, Anna Ewers, Freek Iven, Birgit Kos, Klara Kristin, Rebecca Leigh, Malika Louback, Xu Meen, Blésnya Minher, Quinn Mora, Lola Nicon, Miriam Sánchez, Rianne Van Rompaey A vision of the past or a projection into the future? The Isabel Marant Fall-Winter 2021 collection translates this ambiguity into silhouettes, colors and prints.     The folk and libertarian spirit of the 60’s driven by Jimmy Hendrix or Janis Joplin meets the techno impulse of the Gabberscene, a subculture that took the nineties by storm. Psychedelic multicolor oral patterns are layered with an electric blue iridescent vinyl fabric, while Texan boots are worn with oversized sportswear-inspired pieces, adorned with colored yokes.     As a journey across genres and eras, this new collection celebrates craftsmanship and cultural heritage through theevocation of memories, narrated by guipure tops and dresses, shearling boleros and embellished belts. This contrastbetween raw materials and precious details gives the wardrobe its versatile character - from day to night, masculine andfeminine together at the same time.     This season, a video shot in the outskirts of Paris, along the brutalist and hypnotic volutes of an open-air building, servesas an introduction to the collection. The exalted soundtrack by Gabber Eleganza, a symbiotic combination of folk tones and techno rhythms, echoes within its concrete walls. An ode to the long-lost parties.     MODELS: Adut Akech, Mica Argañaraz, Loli Bahia, Malick Bodian, He Cong, Leon Dame, Anna Ewers, Freek Iven, Birgit Kos, Klara Kristin, Rebecca Leigh, Malika Louback, Xu Meen, Blésnya Minher, Quinn Mora, Lola Nicon, Miriam Sánchez, Rianne Van Rompaey

VERSACE PRESENTS THE FALL & WINTER 2021 COLLECTION
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VERSACE PRESENTS THE FALL & WINTER 2021 COLLECTION

Fashion Week “I have realized that this is the future, the new way of communicating collections.  Models are like actors, they bring the designs to life, just like when a performer portrays a character. During the filming of this show I saw how important it is to give the models time to “feel” the clothes they wear on the runway. Despite living in a digital era of immediacy, taking this time is crucial to form a genuine connection. This is what the present and future look like to me.”  - Donatella Versace      CONTEMPORARY CODES   The iconic Greca motif is reinvented for Fall-Winter 2021 as a dynamic and immersive 3D maze that feels like you can step right into it. The new Versace La Greca code features the Greek Key along with the Versace logo in various sizes and color combinations. The geometric pattern has sharp angles, clean lines and a strong palette that represents power and self-confidence.     SMALL SILHOUETTES    In womenswear the silhouettes are reduced in volume with rounded shoulders, cinched waists and A-line skirts. The trousers are cropped and there’s a cleanness that lets La Greca do the talking. The new code features on modern daywear, signature metal mesh dresses, sensual eveningwear, bold sheepskin outerwear and is embroidered on denim. Harnesses are created that cross the chest like armor and add sharp detail through embellishment and contrasting shades.       INTIMATE LINES     Men’s cuts are slim and refined with a twist. The tailoring hugs the body with sensual intimacy. La Greca features in different ways from all-over jacquard suits sometimes mixed with lurex thread, to small rubber patches on the chest like soccer badges. The fabrics jolt from shiny vinyl to matte wool.      REBEL SPIRIT    FW21 also introduces a graffiti Medusa smiley that champions the brand’s sense of humor and rebellious character. Considered a symbol of celebration, freedom and dancefloor communities, it is framed by La Greca borders and appears on foulards, men’s outerwear and women’s shirts.      MODULAR BAGS    La Greca bags come with logo hardware and they can be customized with smaller clip-on accessories and extra pockets for a look that feels very personal to the wearer. Bold shades clash on smaller bags and mix-and-match shoulder straps. The 3D Greca also appears on oversized earrings, hair pins, jewelry and confident buckles.   “I have realized that this is the future, the new way of communicating collections.  Models are like actors, they bring the designs to life, just like when a performer portrays a character. During the filming of this show I saw how important it is to give the models time to “feel” the clothes they wear on the runway. Despite living in a digital era of immediacy, taking this time is crucial to form a genuine connection. This is what the present and future look like to me.”  - Donatella Versace      CONTEMPORARY CODES   The iconic Greca motif is reinvented for Fall-Winter 2021 as a dynamic and immersive 3D maze that feels like you can step right into it. The new Versace La Greca code features the Greek Key along with the Versace logo in various sizes and color combinations. The geometric pattern has sharp angles, clean lines and a strong palette that represents power and self-confidence.     SMALL SILHOUETTES    In womenswear the silhouettes are reduced in volume with rounded shoulders, cinched waists and A-line skirts. The trousers are cropped and there’s a cleanness that lets La Greca do the talking. The new code features on modern daywear, signature metal mesh dresses, sensual eveningwear, bold sheepskin outerwear and is embroidered on denim. Harnesses are created that cross the chest like armor and add sharp detail through embellishment and contrasting shades.       INTIMATE LINES     Men’s cuts are slim and refined with a twist. The tailoring hugs the body with sensual intimacy. La Greca features in different ways from all-over jacquard suits sometimes mixed with lurex thread, to small rubber patches on the chest like soccer badges. The fabrics jolt from shiny vinyl to matte wool.      REBEL SPIRIT    FW21 also introduces a graffiti Medusa smiley that champions the brand’s sense of humor and rebellious character. Considered a symbol of celebration, freedom and dancefloor communities, it is framed by La Greca borders and appears on foulards, men’s outerwear and women’s shirts.      MODULAR BAGS    La Greca bags come with logo hardware and they can be customized with smaller clip-on accessories and extra pockets for a look that feels very personal to the wearer. Bold shades clash on smaller bags and mix-and-match shoulder straps. The 3D Greca also appears on oversized earrings, hair pins, jewelry and confident buckles.  

GUCCI ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF ITS NEW AMSTERDAM STORE
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GUCCI ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF ITS NEW AMSTERDAM STORE

Fashion Gucci is pleased to announce the opening of its new store in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The store spans over 506 square meters across three floors and houses a full array of Gucci’s products, from men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, to handbags, luggage, small leather goods, shoes, jewelry and watches, silks and eyewear.     With a look that invites customers to feel welcome and relaxed, the interior design is discreet. Soft elements like velvet chairs and leather settees, as well as vintage dark wood display furniture and the elegant wooden staircase, offset harder surfaces and industrial elements, such as rivets. Contemporary luxury is suggested not only by the employment of beautiful and idiosyncratic materials, but also through a determinedly spare use of space. In keeping with the elegant and contemporary eclecticism that characterises Gucci’s collections, the store sees the combination of traditional and modern, industrial and romantic. The concept effortlessly complements the product-offer from the House.     Contrasting merchandising elements represent different design codes of the House, and these combine to create curiosity, inviting customers to feel like they are constantly discovering new aspects of the store. Each Gucci boutique is therefore a “cabinet of curiosities”, created to delight and inspire.     The mood within the store is one of discretion, where understated drama is created by the surprising and unexpected combination of materials. Juxtaposition of this sort, where opposites forge a new connection, is repeated ubiquitously: technical, mechanical display contrast with the softness of the rich fabrics that adorn the rooms; wooden tables with velvet tops and the wood flooring in natural oak, hand-painted by Italian artisans, complement the sage-green, old rose and cipria pink velvet-upholstered boiserie. Throughout the store, one finds sumptuous seats, while vintage rugs are layered over each other for a textured effect. The result is a space that entices, surprises and feels personal to Gucci.     Store Name: Gucci Amsterdam Location: P.C. Hooftstraat 91, 1071 CA, Amsterdam, Netherlands Opening Hours: Monday, 11:00 – 18:00, Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 – 18:00, at the moment only upon appointment Gucci is pleased to announce the opening of its new store in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The store spans over 506 square meters across three floors and houses a full array of Gucci’s products, from men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, to handbags, luggage, small leather goods, shoes, jewelry and watches, silks and eyewear.     With a look that invites customers to feel welcome and relaxed, the interior design is discreet. Soft elements like velvet chairs and leather settees, as well as vintage dark wood display furniture and the elegant wooden staircase, offset harder surfaces and industrial elements, such as rivets. Contemporary luxury is suggested not only by the employment of beautiful and idiosyncratic materials, but also through a determinedly spare use of space. In keeping with the elegant and contemporary eclecticism that characterises Gucci’s collections, the store sees the combination of traditional and modern, industrial and romantic. The concept effortlessly complements the product-offer from the House.     Contrasting merchandising elements represent different design codes of the House, and these combine to create curiosity, inviting customers to feel like they are constantly discovering new aspects of the store. Each Gucci boutique is therefore a “cabinet of curiosities”, created to delight and inspire.     The mood within the store is one of discretion, where understated drama is created by the surprising and unexpected combination of materials. Juxtaposition of this sort, where opposites forge a new connection, is repeated ubiquitously: technical, mechanical display contrast with the softness of the rich fabrics that adorn the rooms; wooden tables with velvet tops and the wood flooring in natural oak, hand-painted by Italian artisans, complement the sage-green, old rose and cipria pink velvet-upholstered boiserie. Throughout the store, one finds sumptuous seats, while vintage rugs are layered over each other for a textured effect. The result is a space that entices, surprises and feels personal to Gucci.     Store Name: Gucci Amsterdam Location: P.C. Hooftstraat 91, 1071 CA, Amsterdam, Netherlands Opening Hours: Monday, 11:00 – 18:00, Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 – 18:00, at the moment only upon appointment

Louis Vuitton Men’s Collection by Virgil Abloh Pre-Fall 2021
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Louis Vuitton Men’s Collection by Virgil Abloh Pre-Fall 2021

Men Conformity: the sociological endeavour of a person or a community to blend in or integrate with a societal culture to which they ought, desire or need to belong. Often, a concept rooted in luxury and privilege.     Periods of progress are followed by consolidation: a new normality. For the Pre-Fall 2021 Men’s Collection, Louis Vuittoninvestigates the mundane dress codes of an establishment in evolution. Banal by virtue, it is a traditional sartorial wardrobe inherited by some and aspirational to others. In his ongoing transformation of elitist codes into symbols of inclusivity, Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh studies the luxury of normalcy – the state of being normal – and what conforming to it means in a post-2020 society. Underpinning old codes with new values, the collection portrays the comfort of a progressive conventionality inclusive to all: the mundane wardrobe re-appropriated for a new world order.   Back-to-work tailoring expressed in a boxy silhouette nods at a generational association with conformity. The conventional staple pieces of the men’s wardrobe are approached with riotous celebration: suits daubed in tie-dye galaxy monogram print, a caban restructured with an asymmetrical monogram leather panel, and a peacoat embossed with a techy Louis Vuitton logo along the sleeve. New takes on suits materialise with hooded or zipped jackets or in all-denim, while the decorative codes of eveningwear are evoked through the mid-layer. In casualwear, the bastions of the conventional wardrobe – the blouson, the cardigan, the shirt – are conveyed in a Damier salt print, fading and distorting the classic motif.   “Separate fashion from ction” and “Don’t let your day job de ne you” – archive quotes from the Vocabulary according to Virgil Ablohpublished seasonally as part of his Louis Vuitton practice – adorn garments throughout the collection. They appear as intarsia on a sweater, debossed on a leather blouson, and in outerwear on a unique fabric where the words become visible when the garment comes in contact with rain. Skater hats and caps – in leather, python or denim – and scarves are interpreted in the galaxy and Damier salt prints. In jewellery, the signature chain link pieces magnify in size and expand with opal nishes alongside existing metal textures. Next to Cuban chains, the collection introduces Around the World necklaces and bracelets with globe and trunk pendants.   Shoes twist the familiar in a clog derby in black leather, and buckled mules in black or monogram leather. The signatureLouis Vuitton sneaker appears in a yellow and green contrast style. Bags interpret the Damier salt print on the classic coated canvas in indigo with black leather trims, and in a stone-coloured version with tonal trimming. The collection introduces a new sling bag shape with signature metal rivets and leather corners, while a new messenger bag materialises in Macassar monogram with a utilitarian rubber base forged in pop-coloured LV letters. Finally, a series of leather bags in tonal black, animating some of the house’s most classic shapes.     Conformity: the sociological endeavour of a person or a community to blend in or integrate with a societal culture to which they ought, desire or need to belong. Often, a concept rooted in luxury and privilege.     Periods of progress are followed by consolidation: a new normality. For the Pre-Fall 2021 Men’s Collection, Louis Vuittoninvestigates the mundane dress codes of an establishment in evolution. Banal by virtue, it is a traditional sartorial wardrobe inherited by some and aspirational to others. In his ongoing transformation of elitist codes into symbols of inclusivity, Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh studies the luxury of normalcy – the state of being normal – and what conforming to it means in a post-2020 society. Underpinning old codes with new values, the collection portrays the comfort of a progressive conventionality inclusive to all: the mundane wardrobe re-appropriated for a new world order.   Back-to-work tailoring expressed in a boxy silhouette nods at a generational association with conformity. The conventional staple pieces of the men’s wardrobe are approached with riotous celebration: suits daubed in tie-dye galaxy monogram print, a caban restructured with an asymmetrical monogram leather panel, and a peacoat embossed with a techy Louis Vuitton logo along the sleeve. New takes on suits materialise with hooded or zipped jackets or in all-denim, while the decorative codes of eveningwear are evoked through the mid-layer. In casualwear, the bastions of the conventional wardrobe – the blouson, the cardigan, the shirt – are conveyed in a Damier salt print, fading and distorting the classic motif.   “Separate fashion from ction” and “Don’t let your day job de ne you” – archive quotes from the Vocabulary according to Virgil Ablohpublished seasonally as part of his Louis Vuitton practice – adorn garments throughout the collection. They appear as intarsia on a sweater, debossed on a leather blouson, and in outerwear on a unique fabric where the words become visible when the garment comes in contact with rain. Skater hats and caps – in leather, python or denim – and scarves are interpreted in the galaxy and Damier salt prints. In jewellery, the signature chain link pieces magnify in size and expand with opal nishes alongside existing metal textures. Next to Cuban chains, the collection introduces Around the World necklaces and bracelets with globe and trunk pendants.   Shoes twist the familiar in a clog derby in black leather, and buckled mules in black or monogram leather. The signatureLouis Vuitton sneaker appears in a yellow and green contrast style. Bags interpret the Damier salt print on the classic coated canvas in indigo with black leather trims, and in a stone-coloured version with tonal trimming. The collection introduces a new sling bag shape with signature metal rivets and leather corners, while a new messenger bag materialises in Macassar monogram with a utilitarian rubber base forged in pop-coloured LV letters. Finally, a series of leather bags in tonal black, animating some of the house’s most classic shapes.    

BVLGARI announces Josh O'Connor as Brand Ambassador for Watches
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BVLGARI announces Josh O'Connor as Brand Ambassador for Watches

Watches Bvlgari is proud to announce a new partnership with the Golden Globe award-winning actor, Josh O'Connor. Josh represents the best and brightest of young British actors and Bvlgari have followed his career with great belief for many years. Josh's discerning eye for craftsmanship, detail and design is unrivalled and Bvlgari is delighted today to bring these values together and introduce him into the Bvlgari family as an ambassador for watches.     For his virtual attendance at this year's ceremony and his win in the Best Actor in a Drama Series category, Josh O'Connor opted for a BVLGARI Octo Finissimo S watch in steel with black dial.     Octo Finissimo Automatic watch with mechanical manufacture movement, automatic winding, platinum micro rotor, small seconds, extra-thin satin-polished stainless steel case and bracelet, transparent case back and black matte dial. Water-resistant up to 100 metres. Bvlgari is proud to announce a new partnership with the Golden Globe award-winning actor, Josh O'Connor. Josh represents the best and brightest of young British actors and Bvlgari have followed his career with great belief for many years. Josh's discerning eye for craftsmanship, detail and design is unrivalled and Bvlgari is delighted today to bring these values together and introduce him into the Bvlgari family as an ambassador for watches.     For his virtual attendance at this year's ceremony and his win in the Best Actor in a Drama Series category, Josh O'Connor opted for a BVLGARI Octo Finissimo S watch in steel with black dial.     Octo Finissimo Automatic watch with mechanical manufacture movement, automatic winding, platinum micro rotor, small seconds, extra-thin satin-polished stainless steel case and bracelet, transparent case back and black matte dial. Water-resistant up to 100 metres.

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