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GUCCI launches Off The Grid
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GUCCI launches Off The Grid

Fashion Gucci announces the launch of Gucci Off The Grid, the first collection from Gucci Circular Lines, designed by Creative Director Alessandro Michele, an initiative created to support the House’s vision for circular production.    Designed for those mindful of their environmental impact, Gucci Off The Grid uses recycled, organic, bio-based and sustainably sourced materials, including ECONYL®, a regenerated nylon made from nylon offcuts and pre- and post-consumer waste.   Human beings crave a connection with the outside world and are rightly fascinated by the power and majesty of nature, and highly value the joy there is in being able to live in a natural environment. The desire to explore this way of life, and the natural world in general, is something we can consider an instinctive human desire; and journeys are valuable in being able to fulfil this need. A journey is a way of engaging and nourishing the imagination, and it is for this reason that Gucci embraces the idea of the journey as a means of self-discovery and self-expression.     Along with the launch of the collection, which comprises genderless luggage, accessories, footwear and ready-to-wear, Gucci is releasing a global campaign conceived by Alessandro Michele and shot by photographer and director Harmony Korine. Featuring a cast of city dwellers who have taken up residence in a rustic treehouse, constructed in the heart of a towering concrete and glass modern metropolis. The striking contrast between the small-scale, crudely assembled wooden structure, with its greenery and unfinished planks, and the slick, soaring skyscrapers that dwarf it, makes for whimsical images where our metropolitan explorers look like they are making a modest stand for the future of humankind. Of course, the treehouse and the simple way of life it represents becomes a powerful metaphor for the desire to escape conventional life and enjoy the experience of living more Off The Grid.     Alessandro Michele says: “The collection is the result of teamwork; everybody brought something to it. And in the campaign, too, there is this idea of dialogue among people building something new. I imagined that we could build a treehouse in a city centre, all together, like kids playing in the park. Because all of us need to build this house or to find out that our planet exists, even where it seems it’s not there, or it’s far away.”     The eclectic group of treehouse people starring in the campaign, which was shot in Los Angeles prior to recent events, includes: Jane Fonda, Academy Award-winning actress, producer, author and activist; guitarist, singer-songwriter, record producer and actor Miyavi; David de Rothschild, environmentalist and explorer; GRAMMY Award-winning rapper, singer and songwriter Lil Nas X; and King Princess, singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and music producer.     The campaign will break on the Gucci ArtWalls worldwide from June 15th in the following locations: Milan’s Largo la Foppa, in the district of Corso Garibaldi; just off East London’s famous Brick Lane; Shanghai’s Fengsheng Li, Jingan district; and Lafayette Street, in Manhattan’s SoHo neighbourhood; Hong Kong’s D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong; and Yongkang Street, Da’an District, Taipei.     A special section on the Gucci App will allow users to challenge themselves to a themed quiz, responding to questions about the collection and its circular production process. Taking inspiration from the campaign’s concept, players can build their own city tree house virtually by correctly answering questions, and eventually unlock dedicated wallpaper to share on social media.     Sustainability – at all levels – involves fostering respect: respect for the people we share our planet with as well as for the environment. If we lighten our environmental footprint we can explore the world with greater freedom – the freedom to follow our dreams, with curiosity, openness and joy.   #GucciOffTheGrid     The collection’s main material is 100% regenerated nylon created from recycled ECONYL® yarn. This yarn comes from nylon from pre- and post-consumer waste, including abandoned fishing nets and carpets — transforming plastics that harm marine life and old materials that will likely end up in landfills into a new high-quality thread. Gucci was the first luxury brand to use ECONYL® regenerated nylon thread for its products, beginning in 2016. Other components of Gucci Off The Grid are made from recycled materials and more sustainable alternatives such as metal-free tanned leather, recycled polyester thread and linings, recycled brass, recycled gold and palladium hardware coating, and solvent-free adhesives. To support a continued cycle, the ECONYL® offcuts are recovered from Gucci Off the Grid’s manufacturing and then recycled to create new ECONYL® materials as part of the “GUCCI-ECONYL® PRE CONSUMER FABRIC TAKE BACK PROGRAM”. Leather scraps from the collection are also recovered and upcycled as part of the Gucci-Up programme.   Regarding greenhouse gas emissions, Gucci’s core approach to sustainability here is first to avoid and reduce the impacts in its own operations and across the entire supply chain, and then, as a last measure, to protect and conserve nature though offsetting. To this end, the House has incorporated more sustainable alternatives related to the sourcing of raw materials, the manufacturing and production processes, and distribution and sales, in order to lower greenhouse gas emissions, and has offset the remaining emissions through Gucci’s annual carbon neutral commitment, which supports REDD+ projects that protect forests and biodiversity in vital places around the world to help the conservation of our planet.   The Gucci Off The Grid collection comes with dedicated FSC-certified packaging, which includes a card displaying a Gucci logo that features information about the products and the story behind the Gucci Off The Grid sustainability project.     Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer/Director: Harmony Korine Talents: Jane Fonda, Lil Nas X, King Princess, Miyavi, David de Rothschild  Make Up: Thomas de Kluyver Hair Stylist: Alex Brownsell Gucci announces the launch of Gucci Off The Grid, the first collection from Gucci Circular Lines, designed by Creative Director Alessandro Michele, an initiative created to support the House’s vision for circular production.    Designed for those mindful of their environmental impact, Gucci Off The Grid uses recycled, organic, bio-based and sustainably sourced materials, including ECONYL®, a regenerated nylon made from nylon offcuts and pre- and post-consumer waste.   Human beings crave a connection with the outside world and are rightly fascinated by the power and majesty of nature, and highly value the joy there is in being able to live in a natural environment. The desire to explore this way of life, and the natural world in general, is something we can consider an instinctive human desire; and journeys are valuable in being able to fulfil this need. A journey is a way of engaging and nourishing the imagination, and it is for this reason that Gucci embraces the idea of the journey as a means of self-discovery and self-expression.     Along with the launch of the collection, which comprises genderless luggage, accessories, footwear and ready-to-wear, Gucci is releasing a global campaign conceived by Alessandro Michele and shot by photographer and director Harmony Korine. Featuring a cast of city dwellers who have taken up residence in a rustic treehouse, constructed in the heart of a towering concrete and glass modern metropolis. The striking contrast between the small-scale, crudely assembled wooden structure, with its greenery and unfinished planks, and the slick, soaring skyscrapers that dwarf it, makes for whimsical images where our metropolitan explorers look like they are making a modest stand for the future of humankind. Of course, the treehouse and the simple way of life it represents becomes a powerful metaphor for the desire to escape conventional life and enjoy the experience of living more Off The Grid.     Alessandro Michele says: “The collection is the result of teamwork; everybody brought something to it. And in the campaign, too, there is this idea of dialogue among people building something new. I imagined that we could build a treehouse in a city centre, all together, like kids playing in the park. Because all of us need to build this house or to find out that our planet exists, even where it seems it’s not there, or it’s far away.”     The eclectic group of treehouse people starring in the campaign, which was shot in Los Angeles prior to recent events, includes: Jane Fonda, Academy Award-winning actress, producer, author and activist; guitarist, singer-songwriter, record producer and actor Miyavi; David de Rothschild, environmentalist and explorer; GRAMMY Award-winning rapper, singer and songwriter Lil Nas X; and King Princess, singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and music producer.     The campaign will break on the Gucci ArtWalls worldwide from June 15th in the following locations: Milan’s Largo la Foppa, in the district of Corso Garibaldi; just off East London’s famous Brick Lane; Shanghai’s Fengsheng Li, Jingan district; and Lafayette Street, in Manhattan’s SoHo neighbourhood; Hong Kong’s D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong; and Yongkang Street, Da’an District, Taipei.     A special section on the Gucci App will allow users to challenge themselves to a themed quiz, responding to questions about the collection and its circular production process. Taking inspiration from the campaign’s concept, players can build their own city tree house virtually by correctly answering questions, and eventually unlock dedicated wallpaper to share on social media.     Sustainability – at all levels – involves fostering respect: respect for the people we share our planet with as well as for the environment. If we lighten our environmental footprint we can explore the world with greater freedom – the freedom to follow our dreams, with curiosity, openness and joy.   #GucciOffTheGrid     The collection’s main material is 100% regenerated nylon created from recycled ECONYL® yarn. This yarn comes from nylon from pre- and post-consumer waste, including abandoned fishing nets and carpets — transforming plastics that harm marine life and old materials that will likely end up in landfills into a new high-quality thread. Gucci was the first luxury brand to use ECONYL® regenerated nylon thread for its products, beginning in 2016. Other components of Gucci Off The Grid are made from recycled materials and more sustainable alternatives such as metal-free tanned leather, recycled polyester thread and linings, recycled brass, recycled gold and palladium hardware coating, and solvent-free adhesives. To support a continued cycle, the ECONYL® offcuts are recovered from Gucci Off the Grid’s manufacturing and then recycled to create new ECONYL® materials as part of the “GUCCI-ECONYL® PRE CONSUMER FABRIC TAKE BACK PROGRAM”. Leather scraps from the collection are also recovered and upcycled as part of the Gucci-Up programme.   Regarding greenhouse gas emissions, Gucci’s core approach to sustainability here is first to avoid and reduce the impacts in its own operations and across the entire supply chain, and then, as a last measure, to protect and conserve nature though offsetting. To this end, the House has incorporated more sustainable alternatives related to the sourcing of raw materials, the manufacturing and production processes, and distribution and sales, in order to lower greenhouse gas emissions, and has offset the remaining emissions through Gucci’s annual carbon neutral commitment, which supports REDD+ projects that protect forests and biodiversity in vital places around the world to help the conservation of our planet.   The Gucci Off The Grid collection comes with dedicated FSC-certified packaging, which includes a card displaying a Gucci logo that features information about the products and the story behind the Gucci Off The Grid sustainability project.     Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer/Director: Harmony Korine Talents: Jane Fonda, Lil Nas X, King Princess, Miyavi, David de Rothschild  Make Up: Thomas de Kluyver Hair Stylist: Alex Brownsell

Givenchy appoints Matthew M. Williams as creative director
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Givenchy appoints Matthew M. Williams as creative director

Fashion The House of GIVENCHY, is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew M. WILLIAMS as Creative Director, effective June16th,2020. Matthew M. WILLIAMS will take on all creative responsibilities for Women’s and Men’s collections.     Sidney TOLEDANO, Chairman and CEO of LVMH Fashion Group, declares: I am very happy to see Matthew M. WILLIAMS join the LVMH Group. Since he took part in the LVMH Prize, we have had the pleasure of watching him develop into the great talent he is today. I believe his singular vision of modernity will be a great opportunity for GIVENCHY to write its new chapter with strength and success.     Renaud de LESQUEN, CEO and President of GIVENCHY, states: I want to warmly welcome Matthew M. WILLIAMS to the beautiful Maison GIVENCHY. I am convinced that, with his unapologetic approach to design and creativity and in great collaboration with the Maison's exceptional ateliers and teams, Matthew will help GIVENCHY reach its full potential.     Matthew M. WILLIAMS states: I am extremely honored to join the House of GIVENCHY. The Maison’s unique position and timeless aura make it an undeniable icon and I am looking forward to working together with its ateliers and teams, to move it into a new era, based on modernity and inclusivity. I am grateful to the LVMH group for trusting me with the opportunity to fulfill my lifelong dream. In these unprecedented times for the world, I want to send a message of hope, together with my community and colleagues, and intend to contribute towards positive change.   Matthew M. WILLIAMS will present his first collection for the House of GIVENCHY in Paris in October. The House of GIVENCHY, is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew M. WILLIAMS as Creative Director, effective June16th,2020. Matthew M. WILLIAMS will take on all creative responsibilities for Women’s and Men’s collections.     Sidney TOLEDANO, Chairman and CEO of LVMH Fashion Group, declares: I am very happy to see Matthew M. WILLIAMS join the LVMH Group. Since he took part in the LVMH Prize, we have had the pleasure of watching him develop into the great talent he is today. I believe his singular vision of modernity will be a great opportunity for GIVENCHY to write its new chapter with strength and success.     Renaud de LESQUEN, CEO and President of GIVENCHY, states: I want to warmly welcome Matthew M. WILLIAMS to the beautiful Maison GIVENCHY. I am convinced that, with his unapologetic approach to design and creativity and in great collaboration with the Maison's exceptional ateliers and teams, Matthew will help GIVENCHY reach its full potential.     Matthew M. WILLIAMS states: I am extremely honored to join the House of GIVENCHY. The Maison’s unique position and timeless aura make it an undeniable icon and I am looking forward to working together with its ateliers and teams, to move it into a new era, based on modernity and inclusivity. I am grateful to the LVMH group for trusting me with the opportunity to fulfill my lifelong dream. In these unprecedented times for the world, I want to send a message of hope, together with my community and colleagues, and intend to contribute towards positive change.   Matthew M. WILLIAMS will present his first collection for the House of GIVENCHY in Paris in October.

Louis Vuitton Father's Day gifting
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Louis Vuitton Father's Day gifting

Men For Father’s Day, Louis Vuitton celebrates its eclectic Men’s collections. The Maison’s style codes are reinterpreted in a selection of ready-to-wear items, leather goods, shoes and accessories.     Leather goods: Leather goods celebrate the Maison’s iconic handbags with the Gaston Labels, Reverse Monogram Eclipse and Damier Graphite Utility capsule collections. Superior craftsmanship and functionality combine to satisfy all modern-day lifestyle needs. Whether it’s a messenger bag or a backpack, each bag is designed to carry the essentials of the modern, on-the-go man. Foldable, adjustable and practical, they can be easily slipped into a suitcase and worn in a variety of ways.     Accessories Selection: The accessories selection is a celebration of the iconic Monogram. Featured on classic pieces like the collection of calfskin belts, the Monogram delivers an iconic signature to the LV Ash and LV Catch Round sunglasses, while it can be worn on wide chains around the neck or on the wrist. This season, Louis Vuitton unveils a rainbow version which pays tribute to the signature colours of Virgil Abloh's collections.   Featured on classic pieces like the collection of calfskin belts, the Monogram delivers an iconic signature to the LV Ash and LV Catch Round sunglasses.   This season, Louis Vuitton unveils a rainbow version which pays tribute to the signature colours of Virgil Abloh's collections.     Ready-to-wear: Emblematic pieces created by Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton’s artistic director for menswear, illustrate the versatility of the Maison’s collections, like this reversible wool and silk coat in a classic cut featuring a Camo Monogram. For a more classic look, the Maison o ers items such as this heathered grey cashmere crew neck, available in several colours.     Shoes: The shoe collection pays tribute to the trainer, the new classic of men's wardrobes, with a model for any everyday occasion. A classic white pair with subtle grey leather trim bearing the Maison’s Monogram contrasts with the black Shiny Monogram Rivoli and Run Away Pulse models for an utterly chic yet casual look.     Watch Selection: The Tambour Horizon is a unique model of connected watch which perfectly encapsulates the Louis Vuitton spirit of travel, expertise, and creativity. The enhanced “My Travel” feature now syncs all relative travel information and gives access to the Maison’s City Guides. The new 24-hour ring around the watch face optimally completes the various contents of the “Agenda” feature. With its step counter, weather reports and air pollution indicator, the Tambour Horizon connected watch is a useful accessory that reflects one's personal style thanks to its numerous customisation options.     Unique Gifts Selection:   - Sports: Jump ropes, dumbbells, ping-pong paddles or golf clubs... Because sports play an increasingly key role in men’s lives, Louis Vuitton reinvents these lifestyle products, turning them into luxury objects. They will instantly win over the sportiest men, and motivate those who are struggling to get started!   - Games: Louis Vuitton adds colour to game-lovers’ lives with a pop line in contrasting materials, where Plexiglas meets leather and metal in a surprising encounter. Fun products such as dice and token holders are an ode to conviviality that re ects the Maison’s longstanding tradition of game-making.   - Collector Items: For aesthetes and lovers of beautiful objects, Louis Vuitton has designed a series of pieces steeped in both tradition and modernity. Two paperweights in the form of a sailing boat and a vintage car echo Gaston-Louis Vuitton's passion for childhood memories and the Maison's cherished Art of Travel.     Fragrance Selection: Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud has created ve exceptional compositions which capture breathtaking discoveries and evoke a masculine energy right on the skin’s surface. Fantasies of total freedom with Immensité, a wandering visit of a new world in Nouveau Monde, a long nighttime expedition through a stormy Orage, a surge of optimism through adventures Sur La Route, unforeseen meetings Au Hasard: each of these men's fragrances promises unparalleled intensity. Louis Vuitton continues its captivating sensory journey with the Cologne Perfumes Collection. This year, Sun Song, Cactus Garden and Afternoon Swim welcome California Dream. Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud holds onto the moment, captures the resonance of a sunset in this in nitely radiant fragrance. The ardent mandarin is consumed by fruity joyfulness, tempered by the diaphanous ambrette and its subtle warmth. To further this vivid dialogue, the Maison invited Californian artist Alex Israel to decorate the box and bottle of this new Cologne Perfume. For Father’s Day, Louis Vuitton celebrates its eclectic Men’s collections. The Maison’s style codes are reinterpreted in a selection of ready-to-wear items, leather goods, shoes and accessories.     Leather goods: Leather goods celebrate the Maison’s iconic handbags with the Gaston Labels, Reverse Monogram Eclipse and Damier Graphite Utility capsule collections. Superior craftsmanship and functionality combine to satisfy all modern-day lifestyle needs. Whether it’s a messenger bag or a backpack, each bag is designed to carry the essentials of the modern, on-the-go man. Foldable, adjustable and practical, they can be easily slipped into a suitcase and worn in a variety of ways.     Accessories Selection: The accessories selection is a celebration of the iconic Monogram. Featured on classic pieces like the collection of calfskin belts, the Monogram delivers an iconic signature to the LV Ash and LV Catch Round sunglasses, while it can be worn on wide chains around the neck or on the wrist. This season, Louis Vuitton unveils a rainbow version which pays tribute to the signature colours of Virgil Abloh's collections.   Featured on classic pieces like the collection of calfskin belts, the Monogram delivers an iconic signature to the LV Ash and LV Catch Round sunglasses.   This season, Louis Vuitton unveils a rainbow version which pays tribute to the signature colours of Virgil Abloh's collections.     Ready-to-wear: Emblematic pieces created by Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton’s artistic director for menswear, illustrate the versatility of the Maison’s collections, like this reversible wool and silk coat in a classic cut featuring a Camo Monogram. For a more classic look, the Maison o ers items such as this heathered grey cashmere crew neck, available in several colours.     Shoes: The shoe collection pays tribute to the trainer, the new classic of men's wardrobes, with a model for any everyday occasion. A classic white pair with subtle grey leather trim bearing the Maison’s Monogram contrasts with the black Shiny Monogram Rivoli and Run Away Pulse models for an utterly chic yet casual look.     Watch Selection: The Tambour Horizon is a unique model of connected watch which perfectly encapsulates the Louis Vuitton spirit of travel, expertise, and creativity. The enhanced “My Travel” feature now syncs all relative travel information and gives access to the Maison’s City Guides. The new 24-hour ring around the watch face optimally completes the various contents of the “Agenda” feature. With its step counter, weather reports and air pollution indicator, the Tambour Horizon connected watch is a useful accessory that reflects one's personal style thanks to its numerous customisation options.     Unique Gifts Selection:   - Sports: Jump ropes, dumbbells, ping-pong paddles or golf clubs... Because sports play an increasingly key role in men’s lives, Louis Vuitton reinvents these lifestyle products, turning them into luxury objects. They will instantly win over the sportiest men, and motivate those who are struggling to get started!   - Games: Louis Vuitton adds colour to game-lovers’ lives with a pop line in contrasting materials, where Plexiglas meets leather and metal in a surprising encounter. Fun products such as dice and token holders are an ode to conviviality that re ects the Maison’s longstanding tradition of game-making.   - Collector Items: For aesthetes and lovers of beautiful objects, Louis Vuitton has designed a series of pieces steeped in both tradition and modernity. Two paperweights in the form of a sailing boat and a vintage car echo Gaston-Louis Vuitton's passion for childhood memories and the Maison's cherished Art of Travel.     Fragrance Selection: Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud has created ve exceptional compositions which capture breathtaking discoveries and evoke a masculine energy right on the skin’s surface. Fantasies of total freedom with Immensité, a wandering visit of a new world in Nouveau Monde, a long nighttime expedition through a stormy Orage, a surge of optimism through adventures Sur La Route, unforeseen meetings Au Hasard: each of these men's fragrances promises unparalleled intensity. Louis Vuitton continues its captivating sensory journey with the Cologne Perfumes Collection. This year, Sun Song, Cactus Garden and Afternoon Swim welcome California Dream. Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud holds onto the moment, captures the resonance of a sunset in this in nitely radiant fragrance. The ardent mandarin is consumed by fruity joyfulness, tempered by the diaphanous ambrette and its subtle warmth. To further this vivid dialogue, the Maison invited Californian artist Alex Israel to decorate the box and bottle of this new Cologne Perfume.

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Tommy Hilfiger gifting for Father's Day
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Tommy Hilfiger gifting for Father's Day

Men Working on a gift guide for Father's Day 2020? Tommy Hilfiger has rounded up  truly timeless styles elevated with technical elements and a sophisticated twist.     get your gifts: https://uk.tommy.com/fathers-day-gifts     Working on a gift guide for Father's Day 2020? Tommy Hilfiger has rounded up  truly timeless styles elevated with technical elements and a sophisticated twist.     get your gifts: https://uk.tommy.com/fathers-day-gifts    

Saint Laurent for Spring & Summer 2020
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Saint Laurent for Spring & Summer 2020

Fashion Anthony Vaccarello chose Los Angeles to present his new Saint Laurent menswear collection, envisioning the city as the latest Marrakesh. Walking on a sandy beach in Malibu, the Saint Laurent man exudes the free spirit inspired by the irreverent allure of Mick Jagger and the Parisian nonchalance of Serge Gainsbourg. Details and colors captured from the mythic 1975 concert tour of the Stones build the ultimate, timeless bohemian attitude.     ‘It started after meeting Mick Jagger for his upcoming tour, he showed me his wardrobe and I was particularly attracted by the details, the colors, the attitude.’ Anthony Vaccarello       @ysl @anthonyvaccarello #YSLLA #YSL  #SaintLaurent  #YvesSaintLaurent Anthony Vaccarello chose Los Angeles to present his new Saint Laurent menswear collection, envisioning the city as the latest Marrakesh. Walking on a sandy beach in Malibu, the Saint Laurent man exudes the free spirit inspired by the irreverent allure of Mick Jagger and the Parisian nonchalance of Serge Gainsbourg. Details and colors captured from the mythic 1975 concert tour of the Stones build the ultimate, timeless bohemian attitude.     ‘It started after meeting Mick Jagger for his upcoming tour, he showed me his wardrobe and I was particularly attracted by the details, the colors, the attitude.’ Anthony Vaccarello       @ysl @anthonyvaccarello #YSLLA #YSL  #SaintLaurent  #YvesSaintLaurent

Alexander McQueen releases the new accessories for men
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Alexander McQueen releases the new accessories for men

Accessories These light metal sunglasses are fitted with solid coloured lenses. They feature metallic temples finished with skull motifs and the Alexander McQueen signature engraved tone on tone. Both the lenses and acetate bars come in a variety of colours and finishes.     Hand-crafted chunky chain necklaces, bracelets and earrings with smooth molten facets are constructed by hand: the organic shape of links is inspired by rose petals.  Charms feature beetles and spiders trapped in resin and large, facetted quartz crystal pendants dipped in colour pigment and set in delicate metal cups edged with jewelled florals.  Antique silver rings are set with insects trapped in resin or have high relief floral detailing and facetted edges finished with micro-crystals and crushed metal balls. These light metal sunglasses are fitted with solid coloured lenses. They feature metallic temples finished with skull motifs and the Alexander McQueen signature engraved tone on tone. Both the lenses and acetate bars come in a variety of colours and finishes.     Hand-crafted chunky chain necklaces, bracelets and earrings with smooth molten facets are constructed by hand: the organic shape of links is inspired by rose petals.  Charms feature beetles and spiders trapped in resin and large, facetted quartz crystal pendants dipped in colour pigment and set in delicate metal cups edged with jewelled florals.  Antique silver rings are set with insects trapped in resin or have high relief floral detailing and facetted edges finished with micro-crystals and crushed metal balls.

For Fall & Winter 2020, Givenchy unveils Antigona soft bags for men
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For Fall & Winter 2020, Givenchy unveils Antigona soft bags for men

Accessories For Fall-Winter 2020, the House of Givenchy has adapted its new Antigona Soft bag especially for the Givenchy man.     Named for the heroine of Greek mythology who inspired the original, iconic Antigona, the Antigona Soft first appeared in the Pre-Fall 2020 women’s lookbook. Revisited in a men’s version, the maxi style debuted on the Fall-Winter 2020 runway in Paris, as a natural extension of this season’s mood.     At a glance, the family resemblance is clear. Like the classic Antigona, the Antigona Soft is based on rigorous geometry and purity of line, transposed into a suppler construction. Inspired by Givenchy’s dual signature, the new men’s bag blends the subtle sensuality found in the women’s style now enhanced with more generous, masculine proportions.     A directional statement among Givenchy leather accessories for men, the Antigona Soft is sophisticated yet versatile. Gliding seamlessly from everyday use to weekender or extended getaways, it comes in a large size (in black or sand beige) and a maxi size; in woven black, white and red leather; with the Givenchy chains print on wool; or in timeless black calf leather. Sleek, practical features include a removable shoulder strap for extra versatility, two spacious zipped compartments, and a zipped inner pocket. Two outer handles with turn-lock hardware add to its refined allure.     The Antigona Soft maxi bag for men will debut in Givenchy boutiques on September, 2020. Retail prices: from 2,290 euros (large). For Fall-Winter 2020, the House of Givenchy has adapted its new Antigona Soft bag especially for the Givenchy man.     Named for the heroine of Greek mythology who inspired the original, iconic Antigona, the Antigona Soft first appeared in the Pre-Fall 2020 women’s lookbook. Revisited in a men’s version, the maxi style debuted on the Fall-Winter 2020 runway in Paris, as a natural extension of this season’s mood.     At a glance, the family resemblance is clear. Like the classic Antigona, the Antigona Soft is based on rigorous geometry and purity of line, transposed into a suppler construction. Inspired by Givenchy’s dual signature, the new men’s bag blends the subtle sensuality found in the women’s style now enhanced with more generous, masculine proportions.     A directional statement among Givenchy leather accessories for men, the Antigona Soft is sophisticated yet versatile. Gliding seamlessly from everyday use to weekender or extended getaways, it comes in a large size (in black or sand beige) and a maxi size; in woven black, white and red leather; with the Givenchy chains print on wool; or in timeless black calf leather. Sleek, practical features include a removable shoulder strap for extra versatility, two spacious zipped compartments, and a zipped inner pocket. Two outer handles with turn-lock hardware add to its refined allure.     The Antigona Soft maxi bag for men will debut in Givenchy boutiques on September, 2020. Retail prices: from 2,290 euros (large).

In conversation with Daan Baeten
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In conversation with Daan Baeten

Accessories Exclusive interview with the founder of NUBIKK, Daan Baeten.     What made you decide to start your footwear company back in 2012?    As a son from a family with three generations of leather and shoemaking experience, I rolled into the shoe business. Back in 2012, I felt the need to start my own business because I missed a comfortable, fashionable shoe at a fair price. With all the experience I’ve gained from my family in combination with my drive and passion to create things, I started NUBIKK, a shoe brand that believes fashion should go hand in hand with comfort.       What makes Nubikk unique and what is the purpose of creating the shoes?   At NUBIKK we create leather products, from the best Italian leathers, with lightweight soles throughout the entire collection to reach the best comfort. Because customers like the same lush feeling as experienced when wearing sportswear. Additionally, the same level of cushioned insoles is now also used in NUBIKK’s formal wear for women and men, like the high heeled boots and espadrilles. So the purpose of it all is to bring fashionable shoes, combined with comfort, to a wide audience.      How important do you think sustainability is becoming, and how do you incorporate it within your brand?   Sustainability is indeed a very important topic. At NUBIKK, every department is working very hard to look at the possibilities to leave the smallest footprint possible. For example, we care very much about the work environment of our team, in our factories and all suppliers and places where our materials come from. We deliver all our goods completely plastic-free, develop soles made of pure latex, use sugar cane as a material for lightweight soles, hence, the least amount of chemicals are used during the production of our materials. There is an entire section on our website that explains everything we do.      What made you expand your product line to accessories and t-shirts?   Our focus and expertise lie with shoes, but our passion lies with fashion in general. Hence, during the last few seasons, we are exploring other products as well such as handbags for women, accessories like phone cases, and lately t-shirts and sweaters. We had the idea to make a great fitting shirt from organic cotton. To show that shirts made of more sustainable material look and fit much better as compared to products with cheaper and polluting materials.  I am coming from a shoe family. That means my heart is with shoes and a different variety of shoes. We do not solely focus on sneakers but try to expand our horizon.     What can we look forward to from Nubikk to come in the future?   Currently, we are working on several square-toe shaped boots and we recently dropped boots with ‘see-through' glass heels in different colors, with a great fit and removable cushioned insoles. But we also see a shift in our product range moving slowly from sneakers to boots and derby shoes. We have made them all in a cool way. They will drop this winter.  2019 was a great year for us with international expansion and opening our very first flagship store in Amsterdam. For the winter collection of 2020, we have a lot of great new designs coming up and also a big collaboration. On which I can’t say too much but it’s coming soon.   NUBIKK.com Exclusive interview with the founder of NUBIKK, Daan Baeten.     What made you decide to start your footwear company back in 2012?    As a son from a family with three generations of leather and shoemaking experience, I rolled into the shoe business. Back in 2012, I felt the need to start my own business because I missed a comfortable, fashionable shoe at a fair price. With all the experience I’ve gained from my family in combination with my drive and passion to create things, I started NUBIKK, a shoe brand that believes fashion should go hand in hand with comfort.       What makes Nubikk unique and what is the purpose of creating the shoes?   At NUBIKK we create leather products, from the best Italian leathers, with lightweight soles throughout the entire collection to reach the best comfort. Because customers like the same lush feeling as experienced when wearing sportswear. Additionally, the same level of cushioned insoles is now also used in NUBIKK’s formal wear for women and men, like the high heeled boots and espadrilles. So the purpose of it all is to bring fashionable shoes, combined with comfort, to a wide audience.      How important do you think sustainability is becoming, and how do you incorporate it within your brand?   Sustainability is indeed a very important topic. At NUBIKK, every department is working very hard to look at the possibilities to leave the smallest footprint possible. For example, we care very much about the work environment of our team, in our factories and all suppliers and places where our materials come from. We deliver all our goods completely plastic-free, develop soles made of pure latex, use sugar cane as a material for lightweight soles, hence, the least amount of chemicals are used during the production of our materials. There is an entire section on our website that explains everything we do.      What made you expand your product line to accessories and t-shirts?   Our focus and expertise lie with shoes, but our passion lies with fashion in general. Hence, during the last few seasons, we are exploring other products as well such as handbags for women, accessories like phone cases, and lately t-shirts and sweaters. We had the idea to make a great fitting shirt from organic cotton. To show that shirts made of more sustainable material look and fit much better as compared to products with cheaper and polluting materials.  I am coming from a shoe family. That means my heart is with shoes and a different variety of shoes. We do not solely focus on sneakers but try to expand our horizon.     What can we look forward to from Nubikk to come in the future?   Currently, we are working on several square-toe shaped boots and we recently dropped boots with ‘see-through' glass heels in different colors, with a great fit and removable cushioned insoles. But we also see a shift in our product range moving slowly from sneakers to boots and derby shoes. We have made them all in a cool way. They will drop this winter.  2019 was a great year for us with international expansion and opening our very first flagship store in Amsterdam. For the winter collection of 2020, we have a lot of great new designs coming up and also a big collaboration. On which I can’t say too much but it’s coming soon.   NUBIKK.com

Eastpak steps towards a sustainable future
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Eastpak steps towards a sustainable future

Accessories From its durable designs to what it stands for as a brand, Eastpak is Built to Resist. As it makes strides towards sustainability, Eastpak continues to create durable designs that stay strong and in style, with a limited warranty of up to 30 years. Eastpak’s limited warranty policy helps to extend the life of its bags and luggage, encouraging customers to ‘buy better and buy less’.     30-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY: Eastpak bags and luggage designs are built to endure your active lifestyle and be with you for the long haul. Even with the most durable materials, things sometimes break so Eastpak will do its best to repair any damage, as part of its 30-year limited warranty on most products.     RE-BUILT TO RESIST: Eastpak’s new RE-BUILT TO RESIST collection is a sustainable solution to reducing waste and preserving style. The recycled collection reworks pre-loved bags from Eastpak’s warranty center that are beyond repair, into one-of-a-kind designs. Each reinvention of Eastpak’s classic Padded Pak’r backpack and Springer bum bag features a 50/50 split of two different colorways or fabrics, making every bag unique.   From its durable designs to what it stands for as a brand, Eastpak is Built to Resist. As it makes strides towards sustainability, Eastpak continues to create durable designs that stay strong and in style, with a limited warranty of up to 30 years. Eastpak’s limited warranty policy helps to extend the life of its bags and luggage, encouraging customers to ‘buy better and buy less’.     30-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY: Eastpak bags and luggage designs are built to endure your active lifestyle and be with you for the long haul. Even with the most durable materials, things sometimes break so Eastpak will do its best to repair any damage, as part of its 30-year limited warranty on most products.     RE-BUILT TO RESIST: Eastpak’s new RE-BUILT TO RESIST collection is a sustainable solution to reducing waste and preserving style. The recycled collection reworks pre-loved bags from Eastpak’s warranty center that are beyond repair, into one-of-a-kind designs. Each reinvention of Eastpak’s classic Padded Pak’r backpack and Springer bum bag features a 50/50 split of two different colorways or fabrics, making every bag unique.  

At home with Austin Aughinbaugh
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At home with Austin Aughinbaugh

Men At home with Austin Aughinbaugh at IMG MODELS.     Who are you  and what is your profession?   My name is Austin Augie or Austin Aughinbaugh. I am a 27 year old professional BMX, Photographer and Aspiring Director.  Each of these professions give me creative freedom.. allowing me to work on my own time and do things that not only make me happy but also keep me busy. I have worked in many different fields Dishwasher, Insurance Salesman, Pizza Delivery Driver etc. Also joined the army at one point but quit before they shipped me out.      How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be?   I can honestly say I have no idea… im focused on succeeding no matter what obstacle stands in front of me.. this is just an obstacle that not only the fashion world but the world in general, will have to conquer.  I see a lot of companies adapting to this new situation. Home shoots, facetime shoots, 3d digital music videos (sam cannon) its amazing to see what we can can do when the waves crash on us!      How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   Its actually been pretty good giving the circumstances. I am lucky to have a bestfriend and a girlfriend who are both models. I was able to curate and  shoot stories for both Zara Man and Zara women. Other then that its been pretty chill.. playing guitar, hanging with my dog.. smoking a lot of weed if were being honest! Hahahaha…. I also started a radio show on my youtube Channel called “radio augie” where I put together playlist and introduce my audience to new music… its been pretty fun.      What is your first memory with fashion? And how did you start modeling?   Its funny… in Indiana we didn’t have much fashion.. I was always the odd ball though, in my teen years..  I hated how everyone dressed the same…Hollister, Abercrombie and fitch, American eagle those were the go toos for the majority of my peers.  I was always inspired by my skater friends who would get there look from the pages of Thrasher Magazine or a new skate Video that came out.  Modeling came about out of nowhere.. I was living in Long Beach working at a juice bar.. and my buddy Tom took me to a casting for a timberland job… it was my first ever casting… and I booked it. I had to get my passport in under 24 hours and then fly to Mexico City for a week. I met Deb Watson (the stylist on the shoot) She recommended I leave cali and move to nyc to pursue modeling. I owe a lot to her I wouldn’t be where im at now if it wasn’t for her.         What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   This doesn’t really apply to me.. I use my girlfriends face stuff and that’s about it… I make sure to wear sunscreen..       What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   I would say playing the blues on guitar.. I bought this program online and just started following the step by step guide. Im no chuck berry but maybe one day!     Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   I lived with the amish for 3 months when I was in 6th grade.. didn’t mind it. Actually fell in love with this amish girl told her I wanted to marry her… got the whole community in an uproar haha       What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?   I have been listening to a lot of The Growlers and Bon iver  but I have a huge playlist on my Spotify that hits every genre… just look up augie playlist on Spotify and enjoy.      What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?   Walk my dog and drink coffee every morning  used to smoke a spliff but im trying to chill out on smoking throughout the day.      Have you ever been to Amsterdam? If yes, describe your experience of Amsterdam in one sentence.   Yes one time on a trip around Europe.  Lets just say my brain was a little hazy.     What is your go-to work-out for staying in shape? What does working out mean to you?   I just ride my bike everyday tends to work. I cant stand doing things I don’t like… working out being one of them! dont get it twisted if get a little chubby you best believe ill be hitting the gym.     What is your favorite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far?   I bought a painting from a friend Taras in Paris.. we were at his house drinking wine and I drunkingly purchased his painting… pretty heft expense but well worth it!      At what age did you start with BMX  riding?   At age 14.      What is the most exciting part about BMX riding for you?    It used to be scaring the shit out of myself.. whatever I could do to get my blood going.. but now its just going out with my friends and hanging out…   At home with Austin Aughinbaugh at IMG MODELS.     Who are you  and what is your profession?   My name is Austin Augie or Austin Aughinbaugh. I am a 27 year old professional BMX, Photographer and Aspiring Director.  Each of these professions give me creative freedom.. allowing me to work on my own time and do things that not only make me happy but also keep me busy. I have worked in many different fields Dishwasher, Insurance Salesman, Pizza Delivery Driver etc. Also joined the army at one point but quit before they shipped me out.      How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be?   I can honestly say I have no idea… im focused on succeeding no matter what obstacle stands in front of me.. this is just an obstacle that not only the fashion world but the world in general, will have to conquer.  I see a lot of companies adapting to this new situation. Home shoots, facetime shoots, 3d digital music videos (sam cannon) its amazing to see what we can can do when the waves crash on us!      How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   Its actually been pretty good giving the circumstances. I am lucky to have a bestfriend and a girlfriend who are both models. I was able to curate and  shoot stories for both Zara Man and Zara women. Other then that its been pretty chill.. playing guitar, hanging with my dog.. smoking a lot of weed if were being honest! Hahahaha…. I also started a radio show on my youtube Channel called “radio augie” where I put together playlist and introduce my audience to new music… its been pretty fun.      What is your first memory with fashion? And how did you start modeling?   Its funny… in Indiana we didn’t have much fashion.. I was always the odd ball though, in my teen years..  I hated how everyone dressed the same…Hollister, Abercrombie and fitch, American eagle those were the go toos for the majority of my peers.  I was always inspired by my skater friends who would get there look from the pages of Thrasher Magazine or a new skate Video that came out.  Modeling came about out of nowhere.. I was living in Long Beach working at a juice bar.. and my buddy Tom took me to a casting for a timberland job… it was my first ever casting… and I booked it. I had to get my passport in under 24 hours and then fly to Mexico City for a week. I met Deb Watson (the stylist on the shoot) She recommended I leave cali and move to nyc to pursue modeling. I owe a lot to her I wouldn’t be where im at now if it wasn’t for her.         What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   This doesn’t really apply to me.. I use my girlfriends face stuff and that’s about it… I make sure to wear sunscreen..       What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   I would say playing the blues on guitar.. I bought this program online and just started following the step by step guide. Im no chuck berry but maybe one day!     Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   I lived with the amish for 3 months when I was in 6th grade.. didn’t mind it. Actually fell in love with this amish girl told her I wanted to marry her… got the whole community in an uproar haha       What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?   I have been listening to a lot of The Growlers and Bon iver  but I have a huge playlist on my Spotify that hits every genre… just look up augie playlist on Spotify and enjoy.      What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?   Walk my dog and drink coffee every morning  used to smoke a spliff but im trying to chill out on smoking throughout the day.      Have you ever been to Amsterdam? If yes, describe your experience of Amsterdam in one sentence.   Yes one time on a trip around Europe.  Lets just say my brain was a little hazy.     What is your go-to work-out for staying in shape? What does working out mean to you?   I just ride my bike everyday tends to work. I cant stand doing things I don’t like… working out being one of them! dont get it twisted if get a little chubby you best believe ill be hitting the gym.     What is your favorite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far?   I bought a painting from a friend Taras in Paris.. we were at his house drinking wine and I drunkingly purchased his painting… pretty heft expense but well worth it!      At what age did you start with BMX  riding?   At age 14.      What is the most exciting part about BMX riding for you?    It used to be scaring the shit out of myself.. whatever I could do to get my blood going.. but now its just going out with my friends and hanging out…  

In conversation with Adam Katz Sinding
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In conversation with Adam Katz Sinding

Photography In conversation with the incredibly talented photographer Adam Katz Sinding.     Who are you and what is your profession?   My name is Adam Katz Sinding.  Not Adam Katz.  I’m an american photographer but am based in Copenhagen, Denmark for the past 3.5 years.  I grew up in Tacoma, WA, lived in Seattle for 10 years, Paris for 6 months, New York City for 6 years, Amsterdam for 1 year and now here.  I travel(led) to fashion weeks and events around the world for the past 10 years shooting street fashion, backstage, editorials, lookbooks, and campaigns.  Lots of people think I’m a “street style photographer” but…I do a lot more than that. Currently, however…I’m sitting on my ass in Nørrebro and I’m likely the happiest I’ve ever been.     How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be?   Well, currently, as stated, I’m not working. That opportunity has given me a lot of perspective.  I’m of course worried about finances, but for the most part, it’s being a positive situation. That being said, I assume Fashion Week will resume.  I HOPE not to the same extent as before.  There are talks by the BFC and CFDA of combining women’s and men’s shows into one, and that could be wonderful.  We would all have to travel less, reducing our massive carbon footprint.  We would have more time for real life as well. That being said, the fashion industry is one of excess and glutony.  So who knows…but I would love to see shows combined in order to reduce my impact on the environment, increase my mental health, and generally have a higher quality of life.  People will likely go back to their original consumption levels once the economy bounces back, which is sad.  I just hope that a percentage of them can see a bit clearer what is really a “need” and not just a “want”.     How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   I ride my bike.  A lot.  As of today I’ve ridden 6488km this year.  Last year I rode 7000km for the whole year.  I’m exploring the beautiful countryside of Denmark, seeing more than likely most Danes have!  It’s an incredible experience, and I bring along a camera and shoot some of the pastoral landscapes I find.  You can see that all on my website in the travel section.     What is in your planning or was in your planning for this year and how will Covid -19 effect that?   I mean…my job is travel.  And that has halted.  I have been in Copenhagen since March 8th, and I dont have a fashion week to look forward to until CPHFW in mid August.  I have a flight to Seattle/Tacoma on July 3rd to visit my mom for the month, and I hope I’m able to take it.  All of my jobs and other travel has been cancelled.  It’s been a bummer, I was meant to be in Mallorca and Girona to ride.  Then Utah right now to ride.  London Men’s FW should be starting in a few days, but that’s cancelled.  Pitti is moved to September.  Milan and Paris mens are cancelled or moved to September. Couture is cancelled.  It’s wild.  But I’m loving being domestic.  Buying groceries.  Riding my bike.  Doing NOTHING.  This interview is the only thing in my planner for today aside from a gravel ride later tonight and then dinner with a friend.  It’s pretty great to have NOTHING to do.     What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   I ran 700+km this year prior to being stuck in DK. I lost 500g.  I’ve ridden 6500km (I’d say the approximate equal to running 700km) and I’ve lost 10kg. Seeing how your body works when you’re not travelling, when you can have a routine.  Eating better (slightly) and having lower stress has done wonders for me. It’s been awesome.  Also seeing how people have come together in their isolation is pretty incredible.  In Denmark people really followed the rules for the most part.  We didnt get hit too hard here, but it was great to see people really doing their part to slow the spread.     Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   I’m a neat-freak.  I spend most of my free time of the bike cleaning and redecorating my apartment in Nørrebro.  I walk around lining up books, wiping down dusty surfaces, polishing off the calcium stains from the hard Danish water.  Vacuumming like a motherfucker (send me free stuff, Dyson!).  My apartment is finally feeling like a home, and that’s such a nice change to Airbnbs and hotels 300 days a year.     What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes and why there?   If I could go anywhere it would be home to Tacoma. If it’s not going to be a “home” place then I’d go to Tbilisi, Georgia.  The FW was cancelled there in May, and I’m really missing Khatchapuri and the Georgian landscapes and people.       What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?   Boil water and make coffee.  Before bed, I watch netflix for the first time in a decade. Before this, I had an account but only my mom used it as I was too busy with work.      What is your favorite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far? Hmmmmm…that’s hard. Probably Guernica or The Third of May 1808.  They are both hard hard hard subjects, but I love these paintings.  They are especialy relevant in this moment of horrible police brutality in the USA.   Subjugated people being further subjugated or killed by the establishment.  History repeating.  I dont see how they can inspire my work in anyway, but their images do live in my brain, and it’s important to recall these moments of struggle and pain in order to remember how lucky we are in our cozy little bubbles.     What is your work-out routine like, especially nowadays with more time on your hands?   Wake up, ride, ride, ride, coca-cola, rideriderideride, home, shower, falafel pita…sleep.  I rode 926km last week and I feel like I’m unstoppable now. I’m not trying to be faster.  Not trying to be better.  Just trying to explore, use my body, get a nice ugly tan from the Lycra, and see/hear/smell/feel the world that’s outside the city.      Are you able to rest during this time of stillness? 200%.  I like to be busy, but excercise if cathartic for me, so working out is rest for my brain.      What do you miss the most during these times? My friends from FW.  My mom.  My friends back home.  That’s about it.  Nothing else from “before” seems that important anymore.     Follow Adam: WEBSITE: AdamKatzSinding.com INSTAGRAM: @ AKS and @AdamKatzSinding     portrait of Adam by Willem Sizoo and all images in the article by AKS In conversation with the incredibly talented photographer Adam Katz Sinding.     Who are you and what is your profession?   My name is Adam Katz Sinding.  Not Adam Katz.  I’m an american photographer but am based in Copenhagen, Denmark for the past 3.5 years.  I grew up in Tacoma, WA, lived in Seattle for 10 years, Paris for 6 months, New York City for 6 years, Amsterdam for 1 year and now here.  I travel(led) to fashion weeks and events around the world for the past 10 years shooting street fashion, backstage, editorials, lookbooks, and campaigns.  Lots of people think I’m a “street style photographer” but…I do a lot more than that. Currently, however…I’m sitting on my ass in Nørrebro and I’m likely the happiest I’ve ever been.     How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be?   Well, currently, as stated, I’m not working. That opportunity has given me a lot of perspective.  I’m of course worried about finances, but for the most part, it’s being a positive situation. That being said, I assume Fashion Week will resume.  I HOPE not to the same extent as before.  There are talks by the BFC and CFDA of combining women’s and men’s shows into one, and that could be wonderful.  We would all have to travel less, reducing our massive carbon footprint.  We would have more time for real life as well. That being said, the fashion industry is one of excess and glutony.  So who knows…but I would love to see shows combined in order to reduce my impact on the environment, increase my mental health, and generally have a higher quality of life.  People will likely go back to their original consumption levels once the economy bounces back, which is sad.  I just hope that a percentage of them can see a bit clearer what is really a “need” and not just a “want”.     How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   I ride my bike.  A lot.  As of today I’ve ridden 6488km this year.  Last year I rode 7000km for the whole year.  I’m exploring the beautiful countryside of Denmark, seeing more than likely most Danes have!  It’s an incredible experience, and I bring along a camera and shoot some of the pastoral landscapes I find.  You can see that all on my website in the travel section.     What is in your planning or was in your planning for this year and how will Covid -19 effect that?   I mean…my job is travel.  And that has halted.  I have been in Copenhagen since March 8th, and I dont have a fashion week to look forward to until CPHFW in mid August.  I have a flight to Seattle/Tacoma on July 3rd to visit my mom for the month, and I hope I’m able to take it.  All of my jobs and other travel has been cancelled.  It’s been a bummer, I was meant to be in Mallorca and Girona to ride.  Then Utah right now to ride.  London Men’s FW should be starting in a few days, but that’s cancelled.  Pitti is moved to September.  Milan and Paris mens are cancelled or moved to September. Couture is cancelled.  It’s wild.  But I’m loving being domestic.  Buying groceries.  Riding my bike.  Doing NOTHING.  This interview is the only thing in my planner for today aside from a gravel ride later tonight and then dinner with a friend.  It’s pretty great to have NOTHING to do.     What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   I ran 700+km this year prior to being stuck in DK. I lost 500g.  I’ve ridden 6500km (I’d say the approximate equal to running 700km) and I’ve lost 10kg. Seeing how your body works when you’re not travelling, when you can have a routine.  Eating better (slightly) and having lower stress has done wonders for me. It’s been awesome.  Also seeing how people have come together in their isolation is pretty incredible.  In Denmark people really followed the rules for the most part.  We didnt get hit too hard here, but it was great to see people really doing their part to slow the spread.     Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   I’m a neat-freak.  I spend most of my free time of the bike cleaning and redecorating my apartment in Nørrebro.  I walk around lining up books, wiping down dusty surfaces, polishing off the calcium stains from the hard Danish water.  Vacuumming like a motherfucker (send me free stuff, Dyson!).  My apartment is finally feeling like a home, and that’s such a nice change to Airbnbs and hotels 300 days a year.     What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes and why there?   If I could go anywhere it would be home to Tacoma. If it’s not going to be a “home” place then I’d go to Tbilisi, Georgia.  The FW was cancelled there in May, and I’m really missing Khatchapuri and the Georgian landscapes and people.       What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?   Boil water and make coffee.  Before bed, I watch netflix for the first time in a decade. Before this, I had an account but only my mom used it as I was too busy with work.      What is your favorite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far? Hmmmmm…that’s hard. Probably Guernica or The Third of May 1808.  They are both hard hard hard subjects, but I love these paintings.  They are especialy relevant in this moment of horrible police brutality in the USA.   Subjugated people being further subjugated or killed by the establishment.  History repeating.  I dont see how they can inspire my work in anyway, but their images do live in my brain, and it’s important to recall these moments of struggle and pain in order to remember how lucky we are in our cozy little bubbles.     What is your work-out routine like, especially nowadays with more time on your hands?   Wake up, ride, ride, ride, coca-cola, rideriderideride, home, shower, falafel pita…sleep.  I rode 926km last week and I feel like I’m unstoppable now. I’m not trying to be faster.  Not trying to be better.  Just trying to explore, use my body, get a nice ugly tan from the Lycra, and see/hear/smell/feel the world that’s outside the city.      Are you able to rest during this time of stillness? 200%.  I like to be busy, but excercise if cathartic for me, so working out is rest for my brain.      What do you miss the most during these times? My friends from FW.  My mom.  My friends back home.  That’s about it.  Nothing else from “before” seems that important anymore.     Follow Adam: WEBSITE: AdamKatzSinding.com INSTAGRAM: @ AKS and @AdamKatzSinding     portrait of Adam by Willem Sizoo and all images in the article by AKS

Perfect gift for Father's day from Messika
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Perfect gift for Father's day from Messika

Jewelry Valerie Messika designed three new bracelets in tribute to the unconditional love between fathers and their daughters. The designer further expands the Move collection with a Titanium version on a cord. The color of the titanium perfectly matches the color of the straps and the Move, symbolizing the love of yesterday, today and tomorrow. It is the ideal gift, available in graphite, natural and all black. The perfect bracelet to wear day in, day out.   More on messika.com   Valerie Messika designed three new bracelets in tribute to the unconditional love between fathers and their daughters. The designer further expands the Move collection with a Titanium version on a cord. The color of the titanium perfectly matches the color of the straps and the Move, symbolizing the love of yesterday, today and tomorrow. It is the ideal gift, available in graphite, natural and all black. The perfect bracelet to wear day in, day out.   More on messika.com  

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