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In conversation with DON DIABLO
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In conversation with DON DIABLO

Music  We had a pleasure chatting and shooting an exclusive editorial in our new issue, with on of the best DJ'S and artists at the moment DON DIABLO.      How are you doing?   I am doing great actually. Considering the circumstances!      How are you experiencing being a DJ in a time where your options are limited?   I feel quite opposite actually, for me it feels like I now have limitless possibilities to explore all my other creative thoughts and ideas now that I am not doing 200+ shows in over 100 countries in one year. Sleeping less than two to three hours a night for a few years straight definitely messes with your mind and body on many different levels. I first decided to work on my mental and physical health. I also really wanted to explore other creative opportunities next to making music like writing a book, creating art and expanding my HEXAGON fashion brand. I also launched a new 80-ies influenced band called "Camp Kubrick" and rebuilt a church into a house from where I did the craziest livestreams in my bedroom, swimming pool and a special set in my toilet which actually made it into the 8 o'clock news (!). Before the pandemic I never really shared anything from my private life and lived quite a secluded life outside of my work, now we recorded an Mtv Cribs special in my house and I am doing a semi shirtless photoshoot for Numero, for me this period of my life is also about exploring things that normally scare me to death, about expanding my horizons. Throughout my life I have taught myself to see limitations as exciting opportunities.         You have probably been working on new music, when can we expect some new beats?   I am quite close to finally finishing off my new album, almost a year after the expected release date. We actually already did the album tour before the pandemic hit, testing out new music in New York, Paris, London, Tokyo and Milan. After the tour it felt like something was missing, I really wanted this album to be more personal than ever. For me it's not just about the beats, it's also about the story. A song has to mean something personal to me, it's my way to share some insight into my head both creatively as well as emotionally. In between my work on the album I did release a few bangers to keep the fans happy, besides making music for a Chinese video game and remixing acts like Dua Lipa and The Killers.       And what is next for the future? It is your main source of inspiration right?   Hahaha. Well, yes...my friends and fans often refer to me as "the future man" because I am very inspired by the concept of time, technology and futuristic art. Throughout my life I have lost a lot of important people who still had a whole life ahead of them. This not only fueled my urge to work as hard as I could to achieve my dreams, it also paved the way to think bigger and stop continuously doubting myself. What do I really have to lose?      You recently launched a sci-fi comic book series 'Hexagon', what was the main inspiration for that?   Initially I wrote the story of the comic book series as a concept for a very ambitious film project. When I met my current publisher in Los Angeles it felt more logical and achievable to start it off as a comic book series. The story is not only an epic sci-fi adventure but also a semi biographical story that revolves around the connection between a son and his dad. If I am being really honest it's also a way to bring back and capture memories of my own father who passed away a few years ago.       Did you have an influence for your career, did you get any help?   Musically I mostly got influenced by rock music while growing up. Unfortunately I grew up in the middle of nowhere so there were no friends around to start a band. Luckily I discovered the concept of making music with my computer at a very young age which then immediately became an obsession. I released my first record when I was fourteen and never looked back. Record labels never paid me proper royalties, radio stations never played my music and promoters never gave me a chance to show my skills so in the end I had to do it all myself. Started my own label, created my own sound and worked eighteen hours a day, seven days a week without the help of a management or agency. Things were pretty grim for many years, I worked non stop while seeing other new dj's and producers on the scene blowing up left and right. In the end I stuck to what I believed in and managed to climb my way to the top one step at a time. It was quite a journey to get where I am today but it also makes me appreciate every single moment I get to experience now even more.         Do you have a favourite track or music project?   It's hard to pick one favourite but I wrote a very special song for my father in LA this year, looking back on the last eight years of my life without him in my life. I also directed the music video for "Thousand Faces" myself, I tried to make it as personal as possible so it features my Mom and some of the places that mean or meant a lot to me personally.       Is there an artist you still want to collaborate with?   I would love to create a song featuring the vocals of Tom Waits, Peter Gabriel and / or Childish Gambino. Creatively I have also always been inspired by George Lucas and the Star Wars universe that's why working together with Disney and LucasFilm on a Star Wars clothing line last year definitely was a collaboration highlight for me outside of my musical adventures.         Can you describe yourself in three words?    Sleep deprived perfectionist.      What makes you happy the most? Why?   When I hang out with my Mom. It takes me back to when I was a kid and makes me forget about all of my "grown up worries". I visit my Mom every week. She's a gem. I honestly never want to lose the kid inside of me. Children see the world in a different way. Without fear and prejudice.       Do you have any advice for upcoming dj's and producers? These are strange times, so any advice would work.    Make music because you LOVE making music. Play music because you LOVE playing music. I never started doing these things because I wanted to become rich or famous, I started doing these things because it gave me joy. It transported me into a world where I felt in control of my own happiness. Creativity is not a competition. The best things are created out of joy and spontaneity. Work hard and be patient. Life is not a sprint, it's a marathon, if you're lucky that is. Success will then follow as a bonus. Or not. At least you had a great time. At the end of the day we will all die and we will all be forgotten one day so we better enjoy life while it lasts, no reason to take things so seriously or even worse to focus on what others are doing around you. This has absolutely no relation to the happiness you have to create yourself inside your own head     What comes to mind when you heard the word “DREAM”? (as that is the theme of our issue)   Dreams are what gives us drive, a purpose. Dreams allow us to create a better place in our head, a place we can visit at any given time no matter how stormy it is outside. If you have a dream and you can hang on to that dream you are already a winner. In the end it doesn't really matter what happens in "out there" it matters what you feel inside your heart and how every now and then that translates into precious moments of happiness inside your own reality.      EDITORIAL TEAM CREDITS: Talent: Don Diablo @dondiablo  Casting and editor-in-chief: Timotej Letonja @timiletonja  Photography: Koers Von Cremer @koersvoncremer  Styling: Gino Gurrieri @ginogurrieri  Grooming: Carlos Saidel using @narsissist  Styling assistant: Emma Hersbach / interview by Leroy Aznam Location: Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam   You can see the full editorial and interview in our new issue, which you can now purchase on: https://www.boutiquemags.com  We had a pleasure chatting and shooting an exclusive editorial in our new issue, with on of the best DJ'S and artists at the moment DON DIABLO.      How are you doing?   I am doing great actually. Considering the circumstances!      How are you experiencing being a DJ in a time where your options are limited?   I feel quite opposite actually, for me it feels like I now have limitless possibilities to explore all my other creative thoughts and ideas now that I am not doing 200+ shows in over 100 countries in one year. Sleeping less than two to three hours a night for a few years straight definitely messes with your mind and body on many different levels. I first decided to work on my mental and physical health. I also really wanted to explore other creative opportunities next to making music like writing a book, creating art and expanding my HEXAGON fashion brand. I also launched a new 80-ies influenced band called "Camp Kubrick" and rebuilt a church into a house from where I did the craziest livestreams in my bedroom, swimming pool and a special set in my toilet which actually made it into the 8 o'clock news (!). Before the pandemic I never really shared anything from my private life and lived quite a secluded life outside of my work, now we recorded an Mtv Cribs special in my house and I am doing a semi shirtless photoshoot for Numero, for me this period of my life is also about exploring things that normally scare me to death, about expanding my horizons. Throughout my life I have taught myself to see limitations as exciting opportunities.         You have probably been working on new music, when can we expect some new beats?   I am quite close to finally finishing off my new album, almost a year after the expected release date. We actually already did the album tour before the pandemic hit, testing out new music in New York, Paris, London, Tokyo and Milan. After the tour it felt like something was missing, I really wanted this album to be more personal than ever. For me it's not just about the beats, it's also about the story. A song has to mean something personal to me, it's my way to share some insight into my head both creatively as well as emotionally. In between my work on the album I did release a few bangers to keep the fans happy, besides making music for a Chinese video game and remixing acts like Dua Lipa and The Killers.       And what is next for the future? It is your main source of inspiration right?   Hahaha. Well, yes...my friends and fans often refer to me as "the future man" because I am very inspired by the concept of time, technology and futuristic art. Throughout my life I have lost a lot of important people who still had a whole life ahead of them. This not only fueled my urge to work as hard as I could to achieve my dreams, it also paved the way to think bigger and stop continuously doubting myself. What do I really have to lose?      You recently launched a sci-fi comic book series 'Hexagon', what was the main inspiration for that?   Initially I wrote the story of the comic book series as a concept for a very ambitious film project. When I met my current publisher in Los Angeles it felt more logical and achievable to start it off as a comic book series. The story is not only an epic sci-fi adventure but also a semi biographical story that revolves around the connection between a son and his dad. If I am being really honest it's also a way to bring back and capture memories of my own father who passed away a few years ago.       Did you have an influence for your career, did you get any help?   Musically I mostly got influenced by rock music while growing up. Unfortunately I grew up in the middle of nowhere so there were no friends around to start a band. Luckily I discovered the concept of making music with my computer at a very young age which then immediately became an obsession. I released my first record when I was fourteen and never looked back. Record labels never paid me proper royalties, radio stations never played my music and promoters never gave me a chance to show my skills so in the end I had to do it all myself. Started my own label, created my own sound and worked eighteen hours a day, seven days a week without the help of a management or agency. Things were pretty grim for many years, I worked non stop while seeing other new dj's and producers on the scene blowing up left and right. In the end I stuck to what I believed in and managed to climb my way to the top one step at a time. It was quite a journey to get where I am today but it also makes me appreciate every single moment I get to experience now even more.         Do you have a favourite track or music project?   It's hard to pick one favourite but I wrote a very special song for my father in LA this year, looking back on the last eight years of my life without him in my life. I also directed the music video for "Thousand Faces" myself, I tried to make it as personal as possible so it features my Mom and some of the places that mean or meant a lot to me personally.       Is there an artist you still want to collaborate with?   I would love to create a song featuring the vocals of Tom Waits, Peter Gabriel and / or Childish Gambino. Creatively I have also always been inspired by George Lucas and the Star Wars universe that's why working together with Disney and LucasFilm on a Star Wars clothing line last year definitely was a collaboration highlight for me outside of my musical adventures.         Can you describe yourself in three words?    Sleep deprived perfectionist.      What makes you happy the most? Why?   When I hang out with my Mom. It takes me back to when I was a kid and makes me forget about all of my "grown up worries". I visit my Mom every week. She's a gem. I honestly never want to lose the kid inside of me. Children see the world in a different way. Without fear and prejudice.       Do you have any advice for upcoming dj's and producers? These are strange times, so any advice would work.    Make music because you LOVE making music. Play music because you LOVE playing music. I never started doing these things because I wanted to become rich or famous, I started doing these things because it gave me joy. It transported me into a world where I felt in control of my own happiness. Creativity is not a competition. The best things are created out of joy and spontaneity. Work hard and be patient. Life is not a sprint, it's a marathon, if you're lucky that is. Success will then follow as a bonus. Or not. At least you had a great time. At the end of the day we will all die and we will all be forgotten one day so we better enjoy life while it lasts, no reason to take things so seriously or even worse to focus on what others are doing around you. This has absolutely no relation to the happiness you have to create yourself inside your own head     What comes to mind when you heard the word “DREAM”? (as that is the theme of our issue)   Dreams are what gives us drive, a purpose. Dreams allow us to create a better place in our head, a place we can visit at any given time no matter how stormy it is outside. If you have a dream and you can hang on to that dream you are already a winner. In the end it doesn't really matter what happens in "out there" it matters what you feel inside your heart and how every now and then that translates into precious moments of happiness inside your own reality.      EDITORIAL TEAM CREDITS: Talent: Don Diablo @dondiablo  Casting and editor-in-chief: Timotej Letonja @timiletonja  Photography: Koers Von Cremer @koersvoncremer  Styling: Gino Gurrieri @ginogurrieri  Grooming: Carlos Saidel using @narsissist  Styling assistant: Emma Hersbach / interview by Leroy Aznam Location: Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam   You can see the full editorial and interview in our new issue, which you can now purchase on: https://www.boutiquemags.com

BALENCIAGA PRESENTS AFTERWORLD / THE AGE OF TOMORROW
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BALENCIAGA PRESENTS AFTERWORLD / THE AGE OF TOMORROW

Fashion On December 6th, 2020, at 2pm, the Balenciaga Fall 21 collection is presented in Afterworld: The Age of Tomorrow, an innovative, record-breaking video game designed especially for this season. The game and the collection imagine a near future by creating an allegorical adventure set in 2031.     Afterworld is accessible and shareable from any device, using the most advanced technology available for game hosting. It sets a record for the largest volumetric video project ever undertaken. The game’s environments and characters are designed using cutting edgephotogrammetry, creating an in-depth look at the new collection and the projected future in which it is intended to be worn. A theme of Balenciaga Fall 21 is human destiny, as seen by an interactive, gamified journey. A hero avatar advances throughout distinct zones, motivated by tasks and interactions. The narrative of Afterworld is anchored to mythological pasts and projected futures with timeless archetypes and speculative imagery. The world may appear to be decaying at first, but it is far from a dystopian view, showing instead the slow return to a healthier balance of nature and industry.     Players can eventually transcend Afterworld by beating the game. The reward is a real-life breathing exercise set in a virtual utopia. In the end, the hero has finallybecome (as it is referred to in Hero’s Journey analysis) a Master of Two Worlds. On December 6th, 2020, at 2pm, the Balenciaga Fall 21 collection is presented in Afterworld: The Age of Tomorrow, an innovative, record-breaking video game designed especially for this season. The game and the collection imagine a near future by creating an allegorical adventure set in 2031.     Afterworld is accessible and shareable from any device, using the most advanced technology available for game hosting. It sets a record for the largest volumetric video project ever undertaken. The game’s environments and characters are designed using cutting edgephotogrammetry, creating an in-depth look at the new collection and the projected future in which it is intended to be worn. A theme of Balenciaga Fall 21 is human destiny, as seen by an interactive, gamified journey. A hero avatar advances throughout distinct zones, motivated by tasks and interactions. The narrative of Afterworld is anchored to mythological pasts and projected futures with timeless archetypes and speculative imagery. The world may appear to be decaying at first, but it is far from a dystopian view, showing instead the slow return to a healthier balance of nature and industry.     Players can eventually transcend Afterworld by beating the game. The reward is a real-life breathing exercise set in a virtual utopia. In the end, the hero has finallybecome (as it is referred to in Hero’s Journey analysis) a Master of Two Worlds.

Celebrating Christmas with Christian Louboutin
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Celebrating Christmas with Christian Louboutin

Accessories DISCOVER IN EXCLUSIVITY THE  IMAGES OF THE CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN'S CAMPAIGN FOR CHRISTMAS! DISCOVER IN EXCLUSIVITY THE  IMAGES OF THE CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN'S CAMPAIGN FOR CHRISTMAS!

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Introducing VEERT
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Introducing VEERT

Lifestyle Julia Lang, Tanzanian-German branding and marketing specialist and serial entrepreneur, is launching curated collections of jewelry, home fragrance products, homegoods, and more under her new label -- VEERT. In an unprecedented period of gender upheaval, VEERT breaks with the traditional expectations of men’s and women’s categories to create products outside of traditional gendered categories and aesthetics. By removing the concept of gender, Lang creates a space in between and brings a fresh new edge with her curated collections. VEERT (@itsveert) will be launching on November 9th at itsveert.com.     "In a time when we’re being separated and isolated from each other, hope and inclusivity is needed now more than ever. We don't just want to give birth to another product.  We want to be the catalyst of empowerment, healing energy, and unity. Traditional gender separation won't exist within our products and collections. We truly believe that VEERT is meant to bring us all together. All ages, ethnicities, geographic areas, and gender identities all tied together by an undeniable longing for tastefulness and positive self-expression.”-- Julia Lang, Founder of VEERT.     Unisex jewelry collection of gold vermeil pieces inspired from a deep desire to combine elevated aesthetics with global influences, centered around healing, hope, and positive energy. Lang infused the 18 karat gold plated pieces with powerful healing stones, such as green onyx and malachite. Green onyx is associated with the heart chakra, as well as malachite that clears and activates the chakras. Both stones are an important protection stone. Malachite absorbs negative energies, picking them up from the atmosphere and from the body. The green onyx is the symbol of restfulness and purity. It helps you to move forward from all kind of sorrow, grief and depression. It improves your self-confidence. This green soothing stone has the power to relief worries, tension, stress and fears. Green Onyx is related with love, affection, and friendship. The first VEERT jewelry collection will include a VEERT malachite + green onyx signature ring, green onyx heart pearl earrings, green onyx pearl necklace and a green onyx pendant, which have already been coveted by singer Miguel, rapper NAS and others. The collection is priced from $129 - $395. Selected pieces can also be made in solid 24k gold with pricing upon request.     With the first collection of jewelry, VEERT will also be launching its first signature scent (a blend of Ambre, Bamboo, Tuberose, Pink Sugar), “SERENGETI”, with a Liquid Soap and Candle. SERENGETI Liquid Soap and Candle were carefully created with sustainability and an elevated, immersive experience in mind. The VEERT Candle is made with innovative clean-burning, food-grade-certified coconut oil, one of the first products to market with this sustainable wax alternative that’s designed to burn true, releasing natural perfume without distortion, without ever collecting soot. The brand’s Liquid Hand Soap was developed for a rejuvenating, yet novel feel, using the cleanest ingredients possible to not only leave hands feeling clean and soft, but pure and protected.     The VEERT home fragrance collection features a Baldessari inspired three-dot design on the packaging to signify sustainability. VEERT has officially partnered with 1% For the Planet, committing 1% of yearly gross sales to the certified charity that helps our world. The brand is committed to working only with FSC certified vendors and using 85% post-consumer waste boxes and 100% recyclable paper for its packaging.     Featured in outlets like Vogue, Hypebeast’s “Business of Hype” podcast, i-D and many more, Lang has a history of working with legendary figures in fashion, entertainment, music, art, and sports, smartly molding brand identities, opening doors, curating images, and helping clients monetize their marketing investments. Adding brand founder to her ever-growing job description, Julia Lang is launching the VEERT brand as a platform to tell her own stories, express her creative vision, and bring a distinctive, multisensory lifestyle to life with premium products across various categories. VEERT, a play on the French word “vert” (a translation of the color “green”), reflects Lang’s personal connection with the color and what it’s inspired for her. Green has longtime been the color that makes her feel the strongest, the most beautiful, the most vibrant -- an experience she wants to share with everyone who touches her brand. Julia Lang, Tanzanian-German branding and marketing specialist and serial entrepreneur, is launching curated collections of jewelry, home fragrance products, homegoods, and more under her new label -- VEERT. In an unprecedented period of gender upheaval, VEERT breaks with the traditional expectations of men’s and women’s categories to create products outside of traditional gendered categories and aesthetics. By removing the concept of gender, Lang creates a space in between and brings a fresh new edge with her curated collections. VEERT (@itsveert) will be launching on November 9th at itsveert.com.     "In a time when we’re being separated and isolated from each other, hope and inclusivity is needed now more than ever. We don't just want to give birth to another product.  We want to be the catalyst of empowerment, healing energy, and unity. Traditional gender separation won't exist within our products and collections. We truly believe that VEERT is meant to bring us all together. All ages, ethnicities, geographic areas, and gender identities all tied together by an undeniable longing for tastefulness and positive self-expression.”-- Julia Lang, Founder of VEERT.     Unisex jewelry collection of gold vermeil pieces inspired from a deep desire to combine elevated aesthetics with global influences, centered around healing, hope, and positive energy. Lang infused the 18 karat gold plated pieces with powerful healing stones, such as green onyx and malachite. Green onyx is associated with the heart chakra, as well as malachite that clears and activates the chakras. Both stones are an important protection stone. Malachite absorbs negative energies, picking them up from the atmosphere and from the body. The green onyx is the symbol of restfulness and purity. It helps you to move forward from all kind of sorrow, grief and depression. It improves your self-confidence. This green soothing stone has the power to relief worries, tension, stress and fears. Green Onyx is related with love, affection, and friendship. The first VEERT jewelry collection will include a VEERT malachite + green onyx signature ring, green onyx heart pearl earrings, green onyx pearl necklace and a green onyx pendant, which have already been coveted by singer Miguel, rapper NAS and others. The collection is priced from $129 - $395. Selected pieces can also be made in solid 24k gold with pricing upon request.     With the first collection of jewelry, VEERT will also be launching its first signature scent (a blend of Ambre, Bamboo, Tuberose, Pink Sugar), “SERENGETI”, with a Liquid Soap and Candle. SERENGETI Liquid Soap and Candle were carefully created with sustainability and an elevated, immersive experience in mind. The VEERT Candle is made with innovative clean-burning, food-grade-certified coconut oil, one of the first products to market with this sustainable wax alternative that’s designed to burn true, releasing natural perfume without distortion, without ever collecting soot. The brand’s Liquid Hand Soap was developed for a rejuvenating, yet novel feel, using the cleanest ingredients possible to not only leave hands feeling clean and soft, but pure and protected.     The VEERT home fragrance collection features a Baldessari inspired three-dot design on the packaging to signify sustainability. VEERT has officially partnered with 1% For the Planet, committing 1% of yearly gross sales to the certified charity that helps our world. The brand is committed to working only with FSC certified vendors and using 85% post-consumer waste boxes and 100% recyclable paper for its packaging.     Featured in outlets like Vogue, Hypebeast’s “Business of Hype” podcast, i-D and many more, Lang has a history of working with legendary figures in fashion, entertainment, music, art, and sports, smartly molding brand identities, opening doors, curating images, and helping clients monetize their marketing investments. Adding brand founder to her ever-growing job description, Julia Lang is launching the VEERT brand as a platform to tell her own stories, express her creative vision, and bring a distinctive, multisensory lifestyle to life with premium products across various categories. VEERT, a play on the French word “vert” (a translation of the color “green”), reflects Lang’s personal connection with the color and what it’s inspired for her. Green has longtime been the color that makes her feel the strongest, the most beautiful, the most vibrant -- an experience she wants to share with everyone who touches her brand.

C.P. COMPANY x KIKO KOSTADINOV
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C.P. COMPANY x KIKO KOSTADINOV

Fashion For FW020 C.P. Company allies with the London-based designer Kiko Kostadinov to launch an exclusive limited-edition jacket.     How does one reimagine materials, silhouettes, and the ideas of those around them enough to reflect something that feels even more true than the starting point? The Sinesis jacket introduces a modular garment that builds on the rich fifty-year heritage of C.P. Company coupled with the forward-thinking design ethos inherent to Kiko Kostadinov.     Taking its initial inspiration from the contemporary motorcycle jacket silhouette, the Sinesis jacket then incorporates a traditional foldable fishtail, which channels the dress codes of the English Mods. The piece is further tweaked with the addition of sleeve articulation, shoulder blade action pleats with crossing darts, a removable neck gaiter, and three-stage velcro adjustable cuffs. Three pockets – elasticated, zipped, hidden and oversized – on each side of the body provide balance to the front of the garment while hinting at the form of the back neck embroidery, which also appears on the interior woven labels unique to this piece. As a final signifier of this reimagined garment, the C.P. Company lens detail has been moved from its traditional location on the sleeve, to the wearer's left chest striking a visual balance between the lens and the triple neck snap closure.          If form guides the ambitions of this garment, the materiality grounds us with the foundational structure for its realization. Utilizing C.P. Company's proprietary CO-TED fabric with its distinctive two-tiered construction, the jacket further adds a combination of taslanised and monofilament nylons with water-resistant internal coatings. This treatment impedes the garment dyeing process, preventing pigment from penetrating one side of the material to produce a varied and unique resist-dye effect. Produced exclusively in Signal Green, the Sinesis jacket takes its color cue from the space between workwear and military hues. Occupying the color space between the two, this Signal Green completes the exercise in balance that the Sinesis jacket represents.     The Sinesis jacket will be available on 28 November 2020 and will be available in extremely limited quantities on the C.P. Company, DSML and Kiko Kostadinov webshops.  For FW020 C.P. Company allies with the London-based designer Kiko Kostadinov to launch an exclusive limited-edition jacket.     How does one reimagine materials, silhouettes, and the ideas of those around them enough to reflect something that feels even more true than the starting point? The Sinesis jacket introduces a modular garment that builds on the rich fifty-year heritage of C.P. Company coupled with the forward-thinking design ethos inherent to Kiko Kostadinov.     Taking its initial inspiration from the contemporary motorcycle jacket silhouette, the Sinesis jacket then incorporates a traditional foldable fishtail, which channels the dress codes of the English Mods. The piece is further tweaked with the addition of sleeve articulation, shoulder blade action pleats with crossing darts, a removable neck gaiter, and three-stage velcro adjustable cuffs. Three pockets – elasticated, zipped, hidden and oversized – on each side of the body provide balance to the front of the garment while hinting at the form of the back neck embroidery, which also appears on the interior woven labels unique to this piece. As a final signifier of this reimagined garment, the C.P. Company lens detail has been moved from its traditional location on the sleeve, to the wearer's left chest striking a visual balance between the lens and the triple neck snap closure.          If form guides the ambitions of this garment, the materiality grounds us with the foundational structure for its realization. Utilizing C.P. Company's proprietary CO-TED fabric with its distinctive two-tiered construction, the jacket further adds a combination of taslanised and monofilament nylons with water-resistant internal coatings. This treatment impedes the garment dyeing process, preventing pigment from penetrating one side of the material to produce a varied and unique resist-dye effect. Produced exclusively in Signal Green, the Sinesis jacket takes its color cue from the space between workwear and military hues. Occupying the color space between the two, this Signal Green completes the exercise in balance that the Sinesis jacket represents.     The Sinesis jacket will be available on 28 November 2020 and will be available in extremely limited quantities on the C.P. Company, DSML and Kiko Kostadinov webshops. 

LEVI’S  MODERN VINTAGE LOGO
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LEVI’S MODERN VINTAGE LOGO

Fashion A perfect balance of throwback cool and next level now.     Reinterpreting a typeface which is reminiscent of fonts used on ads from Levi’s® early years in the latter part of the 1800’s. Fast forward to 2020, the denim brand gives the logo a modern twist with a more refined and lighter serif.     The design sits front and center across relaxed fit sweaters and tees, but also on beanies and bags made from recycled plastics and bottles. For those seeking a more subtle look, the logo also features on tonal T-shirts and retro fit sweaters as chest hits.     With Winter leaning in, the Modern Vintage logo sweater combines perfectly with the new 551Z or High Loose Taper jeans, a true 90’s street style look.      The Modern Vintage collection is available from December on www.levis.com   @levis_nl #LiveInLevis A perfect balance of throwback cool and next level now.     Reinterpreting a typeface which is reminiscent of fonts used on ads from Levi’s® early years in the latter part of the 1800’s. Fast forward to 2020, the denim brand gives the logo a modern twist with a more refined and lighter serif.     The design sits front and center across relaxed fit sweaters and tees, but also on beanies and bags made from recycled plastics and bottles. For those seeking a more subtle look, the logo also features on tonal T-shirts and retro fit sweaters as chest hits.     With Winter leaning in, the Modern Vintage logo sweater combines perfectly with the new 551Z or High Loose Taper jeans, a true 90’s street style look.      The Modern Vintage collection is available from December on www.levis.com   @levis_nl #LiveInLevis

PRADA LINEA ROSSA FALL/WINTER 2020 CAMPAIGN FEATURING GUS KENWORTHY
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PRADA LINEA ROSSA FALL/WINTER 2020 CAMPAIGN FEATURING GUS KENWORTHY

Fashion Technologically innovative, streamlined, modern. Engineered for heightened function and the pursuit of perfection, Prada Linea Rossa is designed to help the wearer excel. First introduced in 1997, Prada were pioneers in the fashion world to launch the unique Linea Rossa fusion of style and high-performance sports.     The technical innovations inherent in mountain and skiwear has always been at the core of Linea Rossa: textile invention coupled with sleek silhouette, a fusion of body and fabric intended to perform under the most extreme circumstances. Pioneering, Linea Rossa For Fall/Winter 2020, the Prada Linea Rossa campaign features Gus Kenworthy, the champion British-American freestyle skier. Awarded the silver medal in Men’s slopestyle at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi for the US, since 2019 Kenworthy represents his birth nation of Great Britain - winning his rst gold medal in the «Ski World Cup» in February 2020. Alongside his sporting achievements, Kenworthy has a notable career as an actor, appearing in season nine of the award-winning television series American Horror Story in 2019. Kenworthy is also an advocate for LGBT rights: he came out as gay in 2015 on the cover of ESPN Magazine as the rst actions-sports star to do so.     For the Fall/Winter collection, the emblematic Linea Rossa red line becomes a timeline, a visual tool to chart the milestones and achievements of each talent featured - tracing the events that shaped them into the gure they are today. Photographed by Vanina Sorrenti in a series of striking still and motion-image portraits, Kenworthy is simultaneously captured from multiple angles, a re ection of his multifaceted character and career, always underscored - literally - by the red line of Linea Rossa, representing his achievements and experiences.     For Fall/Winter 2020, the protection and performance of winter sports inspired Linea Rossa pieces designed for warmth and resistance against the harshest elements. The new innovative EXTREME-TEX, a triple-layer textile especially developed by Prada, is translated into zipped jackets and trousers, combined with lightweight graphene padding for thermal insulation. Multiple-weights of nylons, jerseys, techno-knit, EXTREME-TEX and EXTREME-TEX LIGHT enable layering - adaptive to different terrains and demands. High-impact sport and metropolitan life alike, Prada Linea Rossa is engineered to achieve.     The second stage of the Prada Linea Rossa F/W20 Campaign, featuring Gus Kenworthy, is unveiled starting November 20 , 2020.     Credits: Photographer: Vanina Sorrenti Creative Direction: Ferdinando Verderi     #PradaLineaRossa Technologically innovative, streamlined, modern. Engineered for heightened function and the pursuit of perfection, Prada Linea Rossa is designed to help the wearer excel. First introduced in 1997, Prada were pioneers in the fashion world to launch the unique Linea Rossa fusion of style and high-performance sports.     The technical innovations inherent in mountain and skiwear has always been at the core of Linea Rossa: textile invention coupled with sleek silhouette, a fusion of body and fabric intended to perform under the most extreme circumstances. Pioneering, Linea Rossa For Fall/Winter 2020, the Prada Linea Rossa campaign features Gus Kenworthy, the champion British-American freestyle skier. Awarded the silver medal in Men’s slopestyle at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi for the US, since 2019 Kenworthy represents his birth nation of Great Britain - winning his rst gold medal in the «Ski World Cup» in February 2020. Alongside his sporting achievements, Kenworthy has a notable career as an actor, appearing in season nine of the award-winning television series American Horror Story in 2019. Kenworthy is also an advocate for LGBT rights: he came out as gay in 2015 on the cover of ESPN Magazine as the rst actions-sports star to do so.     For the Fall/Winter collection, the emblematic Linea Rossa red line becomes a timeline, a visual tool to chart the milestones and achievements of each talent featured - tracing the events that shaped them into the gure they are today. Photographed by Vanina Sorrenti in a series of striking still and motion-image portraits, Kenworthy is simultaneously captured from multiple angles, a re ection of his multifaceted character and career, always underscored - literally - by the red line of Linea Rossa, representing his achievements and experiences.     For Fall/Winter 2020, the protection and performance of winter sports inspired Linea Rossa pieces designed for warmth and resistance against the harshest elements. The new innovative EXTREME-TEX, a triple-layer textile especially developed by Prada, is translated into zipped jackets and trousers, combined with lightweight graphene padding for thermal insulation. Multiple-weights of nylons, jerseys, techno-knit, EXTREME-TEX and EXTREME-TEX LIGHT enable layering - adaptive to different terrains and demands. High-impact sport and metropolitan life alike, Prada Linea Rossa is engineered to achieve.     The second stage of the Prada Linea Rossa F/W20 Campaign, featuring Gus Kenworthy, is unveiled starting November 20 , 2020.     Credits: Photographer: Vanina Sorrenti Creative Direction: Ferdinando Verderi     #PradaLineaRossa

BALENCIAGA LAUNCHES NEW OBJECTS LINE
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BALENCIAGA LAUNCHES NEW OBJECTS LINE

Accessories Launching on November 20th, 2020, Balenciaga presents Objects: a category of items produced outside of the fashion collections. Objects are introduced individually throughout the year, each a special project on its own. They are designed to be timeless, from collectible treasures to items for everyday use, at home or on the move.     The first Balenciaga Object is a metal sculpture in the exact shape of a size 41 Track.2 sneaker. Part of a lineage of objects d’art that recontextualize everydayproducts, the palladium and brass sculpture is a cross between a bronzed baby shoe keepsake and a Dadaist Readymade, transforming the functional Balenciaga sneaker into an inflexible solid.     Referencing the original shoe’s particular place in popular culture and daily life,this metal version, weighing 2,5 kilograms, alludes to the definitive sentimental value and trophy status of designed goods. It is made in Italy with 16 cast brass pieces that are soldered and sealed, then coated with palladium.     The first Balenciaga Object is sold in a limited edition. Only 20 Track.2 sculptures will be available worldwide. Launching on November 20th, 2020, Balenciaga presents Objects: a category of items produced outside of the fashion collections. Objects are introduced individually throughout the year, each a special project on its own. They are designed to be timeless, from collectible treasures to items for everyday use, at home or on the move.     The first Balenciaga Object is a metal sculpture in the exact shape of a size 41 Track.2 sneaker. Part of a lineage of objects d’art that recontextualize everydayproducts, the palladium and brass sculpture is a cross between a bronzed baby shoe keepsake and a Dadaist Readymade, transforming the functional Balenciaga sneaker into an inflexible solid.     Referencing the original shoe’s particular place in popular culture and daily life,this metal version, weighing 2,5 kilograms, alludes to the definitive sentimental value and trophy status of designed goods. It is made in Italy with 16 cast brass pieces that are soldered and sealed, then coated with palladium.     The first Balenciaga Object is sold in a limited edition. Only 20 Track.2 sculptures will be available worldwide.

In conversation with Anwar Hadid
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In conversation with Anwar Hadid

Men Who is Anwar Hadid? A model, musician and jewelry label founder. Since he started following in his sisters' footsteps in fashion, he was on the covers of magazines, was the face of Hugo Boss Menswear Hugo line, walked in New York Fashion Week and many more...      Anwar, together with Yoni Laham you launched your own jewelry label ”Martyre” in 2019. What is the story behind founding ”Martyre”?   We wanted to create a space where we could create and collaborate with friends, artists and organizations. We also wanted to find common ground in our beliefs.     Creating a brand isn't an easy task, let alone building its success. What have you learned about yourself through founding a business?   Running a business is a challenge in so many ways, but it is also a huge blessing. We have worked hard building our company, so we are able to focus a lot more on the creative this coming year onward.     What are your and Yoni's goals and plans for the brand in the future?   We are planning to continue to collaborate with artists, organizations and brands that we believe connect with our beliefs in whatever way we can all across the board and all across the world hopefully.     You are also starting your music career, right? How did that passion and idea come to fruition? Have you always wanted to do music of your own?   I made music when i was 14 - 15  with my friends in a little box studio on Cahuenga Blvd in LA, but I just didn't really know myself that well then. Me and some friends wrote raps and sang songs and would record them, but it was just something we did for fun, I never thought I would try and make projects of my own.     Tell us more about what can we expect from your music?    I'm not so sure, I'm finishing up a project now that will be out sometime next year.     A lot of musicians write their own songs. Are you one of those who are writing their own lyrics? If you do, what inspires your writing?   I write my lyrics for songs I make with friends. Sometimes it's personal stuff, sometimes it's conversations or stories about friends or love or life events. Anything could be a song in my opinion if it is a story that you want to remember.     For a young age, you've experienced quite a lot of different industries. Which one is the hardest and which one is the most fulfilling for you?   I honestly love fashion when I can creatively collaborate with brands and with my friends, like what we did with Numero! Thanks Arb and Kuj and Diego. And I think making music has been super fulfilling for my friends and I, it's just another way we all can represent more of our little piece of vibes for the world.     What is in your plans for the future besides music and your work on ”Martyre” after the world gets back into its tracks again?   I hope I just continue to follow my heart and creating with my friends honestly. I feel blessed and very happy.     PHOTO CREDITS: Talent: Anwar Hadid at IMG Models @anwarspc Photography: Diego Andrade @diegobenjaminandrade EIC: Timotej Letonja @timiletonja Styling: Milton Dixon @miltonmania Fashion director: Lisa Jarvis @lisajarvis_stylist Casting: Tasha Tongpreecha @tashatongpreecha  Market editor: Raziel Martinez @itsmerazzie  Make-up: Kuma using MAC Cosmetics Hair: Matt Benns using Bumble & Bumble Styling assistant: Share Koech  Fashion assistant: Celine Azena & Ellis Herz Special thanks to David Ralph  artwork and creative direction: Kuj & Arb @arben @malrborokuj  Who is Anwar Hadid? A model, musician and jewelry label founder. Since he started following in his sisters' footsteps in fashion, he was on the covers of magazines, was the face of Hugo Boss Menswear Hugo line, walked in New York Fashion Week and many more...      Anwar, together with Yoni Laham you launched your own jewelry label ”Martyre” in 2019. What is the story behind founding ”Martyre”?   We wanted to create a space where we could create and collaborate with friends, artists and organizations. We also wanted to find common ground in our beliefs.     Creating a brand isn't an easy task, let alone building its success. What have you learned about yourself through founding a business?   Running a business is a challenge in so many ways, but it is also a huge blessing. We have worked hard building our company, so we are able to focus a lot more on the creative this coming year onward.     What are your and Yoni's goals and plans for the brand in the future?   We are planning to continue to collaborate with artists, organizations and brands that we believe connect with our beliefs in whatever way we can all across the board and all across the world hopefully.     You are also starting your music career, right? How did that passion and idea come to fruition? Have you always wanted to do music of your own?   I made music when i was 14 - 15  with my friends in a little box studio on Cahuenga Blvd in LA, but I just didn't really know myself that well then. Me and some friends wrote raps and sang songs and would record them, but it was just something we did for fun, I never thought I would try and make projects of my own.     Tell us more about what can we expect from your music?    I'm not so sure, I'm finishing up a project now that will be out sometime next year.     A lot of musicians write their own songs. Are you one of those who are writing their own lyrics? If you do, what inspires your writing?   I write my lyrics for songs I make with friends. Sometimes it's personal stuff, sometimes it's conversations or stories about friends or love or life events. Anything could be a song in my opinion if it is a story that you want to remember.     For a young age, you've experienced quite a lot of different industries. Which one is the hardest and which one is the most fulfilling for you?   I honestly love fashion when I can creatively collaborate with brands and with my friends, like what we did with Numero! Thanks Arb and Kuj and Diego. And I think making music has been super fulfilling for my friends and I, it's just another way we all can represent more of our little piece of vibes for the world.     What is in your plans for the future besides music and your work on ”Martyre” after the world gets back into its tracks again?   I hope I just continue to follow my heart and creating with my friends honestly. I feel blessed and very happy.     PHOTO CREDITS: Talent: Anwar Hadid at IMG Models @anwarspc Photography: Diego Andrade @diegobenjaminandrade EIC: Timotej Letonja @timiletonja Styling: Milton Dixon @miltonmania Fashion director: Lisa Jarvis @lisajarvis_stylist Casting: Tasha Tongpreecha @tashatongpreecha  Market editor: Raziel Martinez @itsmerazzie  Make-up: Kuma using MAC Cosmetics Hair: Matt Benns using Bumble & Bumble Styling assistant: Share Koech  Fashion assistant: Celine Azena & Ellis Herz Special thanks to David Ralph  artwork and creative direction: Kuj & Arb @arben @malrborokuj 

VERSACE LAUNCHED THE TRIGRECA SNEAKER
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VERSACE LAUNCHED THE TRIGRECA SNEAKER

Accessories Drop 1 of the brand’s new Trigreca sneaker was launched on October 1st. First seen on the Fall-Winter 2020 runway, the style steps up the already impressive Versace footwear edit. Encompassing iconic brand codes, the design is unmistakably Versace.      The Trigreca draws inspiration from the brand’s Greca pattern. A celebration of Versace’s Magna Graecia heritage, the symbol was first used in the Fall-Winter 1988 Collection. The Greca is a geometric pattern created from one, uninterrupted line. The motif was historically seen in many ancient Greek temples, representations of labyrinths, buildings and in pottery – especially from the Geometric period. Symbolizing infinity and unity, it reflects a recurring theme in Versace creations. The Greca pattern adorns three points of the Trigreca sneaker: the dimensional sole, the midsole and the decorative upper toe stripe.       The design’s cork "Greca Cushioning System" adds support and comfort, as well as providing chunky elevation. To celebrate the brand’s HQ location, Milan’s geographical coordinates are printed along the upper. There’s also a hidden 3D Medusa located in the sole – another iconic signature of the brand.        Black, white, green, blue and red versions of the sneaker will launch on October 1st, exclusively on Versace.com and in selected Versace boutiques. The brand will partner with e-commerce retail platform ssense.com on a wider launch with added colorways in November. Drop 1 of the brand’s new Trigreca sneaker was launched on October 1st. First seen on the Fall-Winter 2020 runway, the style steps up the already impressive Versace footwear edit. Encompassing iconic brand codes, the design is unmistakably Versace.      The Trigreca draws inspiration from the brand’s Greca pattern. A celebration of Versace’s Magna Graecia heritage, the symbol was first used in the Fall-Winter 1988 Collection. The Greca is a geometric pattern created from one, uninterrupted line. The motif was historically seen in many ancient Greek temples, representations of labyrinths, buildings and in pottery – especially from the Geometric period. Symbolizing infinity and unity, it reflects a recurring theme in Versace creations. The Greca pattern adorns three points of the Trigreca sneaker: the dimensional sole, the midsole and the decorative upper toe stripe.       The design’s cork "Greca Cushioning System" adds support and comfort, as well as providing chunky elevation. To celebrate the brand’s HQ location, Milan’s geographical coordinates are printed along the upper. There’s also a hidden 3D Medusa located in the sole – another iconic signature of the brand.        Black, white, green, blue and red versions of the sneaker will launch on October 1st, exclusively on Versace.com and in selected Versace boutiques. The brand will partner with e-commerce retail platform ssense.com on a wider launch with added colorways in November.

Comfort, technology, style, performance and sustainability: these are the Colmar key words for the first winter of the new decade
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Comfort, technology, style, performance and sustainability: these are the Colmar key words for the first winter of the new decade

Fashion In presenting the pieces for next winter and officially entering the decade when it will be celebrating its centenary (in 2023), Colmar, in producing the offer in the run-up to its anniversary, has decided to keep some important key words in mind.     Sustainability: thermal insulators 90% made up for recycled fibers are used in the collection; the revolutionary Teflon EcoElite, water-repellent treatment, which comes from renewable sources some years and is applied on the whole collection; empty polyester fiber spheres become an artificial insulation filling, the most similar alternative to down which keeps its heat qualities even when it is wet; Graphene, applied to a fabric for the first time by Colmar, becomes a yarn used in the lining of jackets which, thanks to this innovative nano-tech material, lets the body not only distribute warmth evenly, but disperse static as well. The pieces characterized by recycled materials are marked by a special tag.      Technology and Comfort: are also two important words for this collection: the study of and research into increasingly advanced materials to constantly improve athletic performances and movements are the imperatives in every season. This is why padding becomes stretch, there are five-layer puckered fabrics, some jackets have been designed with water-repellent down and Graphene is applied to an increasing number of pieces.     Style: with special attention to the female world so that women’s skiing is underlined by important details but which make all the difference: the lines and the cuts mostly follow the body and make sporting movements easier for the person wearing the piece; some elements of the jacket, such as the collar, are removable; anti-cold teddy fleece is applied at strategic point and there are more and more stylistic characteristics including the colours which, in the different lines, combined with the basic colours, become hyper-energetic.        Capsule: Dedicated to a woman with more get-up-and-go, the “Moonlight Shadow” capsule collection, where the silver mirror fabric is applied and paired with a high impact techno animal print and where femininity is magnified by side slits in the jackets, belts at the waist, vertical padding and a whole skisuit with leggings. For him, on the other hand, skiing becomes a real journey with “Ski Travel”, the versatility of which means it can be used both in the city and in the mountains, thanks to the study of specific details such as the inside straps which allow hanging the jacket from the shoulders, a pocket which can act as a backpack on the back, the possibility of pulling out a balaclava to beat the cold and multipurpose pockets. This way modern travelers can go easily form the city to the ski slopes wearing the same piece. In presenting the pieces for next winter and officially entering the decade when it will be celebrating its centenary (in 2023), Colmar, in producing the offer in the run-up to its anniversary, has decided to keep some important key words in mind.     Sustainability: thermal insulators 90% made up for recycled fibers are used in the collection; the revolutionary Teflon EcoElite, water-repellent treatment, which comes from renewable sources some years and is applied on the whole collection; empty polyester fiber spheres become an artificial insulation filling, the most similar alternative to down which keeps its heat qualities even when it is wet; Graphene, applied to a fabric for the first time by Colmar, becomes a yarn used in the lining of jackets which, thanks to this innovative nano-tech material, lets the body not only distribute warmth evenly, but disperse static as well. The pieces characterized by recycled materials are marked by a special tag.      Technology and Comfort: are also two important words for this collection: the study of and research into increasingly advanced materials to constantly improve athletic performances and movements are the imperatives in every season. This is why padding becomes stretch, there are five-layer puckered fabrics, some jackets have been designed with water-repellent down and Graphene is applied to an increasing number of pieces.     Style: with special attention to the female world so that women’s skiing is underlined by important details but which make all the difference: the lines and the cuts mostly follow the body and make sporting movements easier for the person wearing the piece; some elements of the jacket, such as the collar, are removable; anti-cold teddy fleece is applied at strategic point and there are more and more stylistic characteristics including the colours which, in the different lines, combined with the basic colours, become hyper-energetic.        Capsule: Dedicated to a woman with more get-up-and-go, the “Moonlight Shadow” capsule collection, where the silver mirror fabric is applied and paired with a high impact techno animal print and where femininity is magnified by side slits in the jackets, belts at the waist, vertical padding and a whole skisuit with leggings. For him, on the other hand, skiing becomes a real journey with “Ski Travel”, the versatility of which means it can be used both in the city and in the mountains, thanks to the study of specific details such as the inside straps which allow hanging the jacket from the shoulders, a pocket which can act as a backpack on the back, the possibility of pulling out a balaclava to beat the cold and multipurpose pockets. This way modern travelers can go easily form the city to the ski slopes wearing the same piece.

FENDI x K-WAY®  RELEASE THEIR NEW CAPSULE COLLECTION
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FENDI x K-WAY® RELEASE THEIR NEW CAPSULE COLLECTION

Fashion FENDI presents a surprising Capsule Collection developed in collaboration with K-Way®, just in time for the chilly and rainy season.     The Roman Maison’s signature luxury yet ironic aesthetic meets the timeless functionality of K-Way® for a range of Women’s, Men’s and Kids pieces injected with a cool and urban appeal.     FENDI’s iconic FF logo pattern steals the spotlight, printed ton-sur-ton on K-Way® legendary reversible nylon windbreakers, which can be folded in a pocket and carried as a pouch. The printed face, coming in mat black, is matched with a solid one, - black and gold for Women, dark blue for Men and black and pink for Kids. In addition to the regular shape available for all categories, the Women’s line presents also a shorter bomber- like version for an extra edgy twist.     For a truly luxurious touch, FENDI and K-Way® also developed a Women’s and Men’s exclusive style, wherenylon is combined with an FF logo printed on mink fur in brown, which is also used for a bib-like accessory to layer under jackets and outwear giving an extra sophisticated touch.     Get ready to run under the rain with FENDI x K-Way®, the best combination of chic and functional for the whole family.     Available in FENDI Boutiques and on fendi.com starting from November 2020. FENDI presents a surprising Capsule Collection developed in collaboration with K-Way®, just in time for the chilly and rainy season.     The Roman Maison’s signature luxury yet ironic aesthetic meets the timeless functionality of K-Way® for a range of Women’s, Men’s and Kids pieces injected with a cool and urban appeal.     FENDI’s iconic FF logo pattern steals the spotlight, printed ton-sur-ton on K-Way® legendary reversible nylon windbreakers, which can be folded in a pocket and carried as a pouch. The printed face, coming in mat black, is matched with a solid one, - black and gold for Women, dark blue for Men and black and pink for Kids. In addition to the regular shape available for all categories, the Women’s line presents also a shorter bomber- like version for an extra edgy twist.     For a truly luxurious touch, FENDI and K-Way® also developed a Women’s and Men’s exclusive style, wherenylon is combined with an FF logo printed on mink fur in brown, which is also used for a bib-like accessory to layer under jackets and outwear giving an extra sophisticated touch.     Get ready to run under the rain with FENDI x K-Way®, the best combination of chic and functional for the whole family.     Available in FENDI Boutiques and on fendi.com starting from November 2020.

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