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Louis Vuitton Aerogram by Virgil Abloh
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Louis Vuitton Aerogram by Virgil Abloh

Accessories An aerogram is a lightweight sheet of writing paper that folds to form an envelope with a printed stamp, ready to be sent by airmail.     For Louis Vuitton, it symbolises the Art of Travel, a heritage close to the House’s heart that is intertwined with the most marvellous aviation experiences. Aerogram, the new collection of men’s leather goods, echoes this universe’s emblems, conveying a more contemporary than ever vision of travel.   Here, the edges are folded or bias cut at the ends, bringing to mind the shape of this historic letter associated with the rst Concorde journeys. A zipped pochette, a bumbag or a backpack, a Messenger or Keepall bag, a tote bag or a Soft Trunk Phone Box: all are crafted in black grained leather, with an exceptional suppleness resulting from special leatherwork in the House’s workshops. Connecting the heritage of travel with modernity, the Aerogram collection features clear-cut, almost architectural, lines that convey an utterly urban look created by Virgil Abloh.     On some pieces, a luggage tag, also in black leather, may evoke an on-the-go silhouette. The Louis Vuitton embossed leather signature on each piece is reminiscent of the seal, a relief promise of new horizons, from its origin to the destination of its dreams.     An aerogram is a lightweight sheet of writing paper that folds to form an envelope with a printed stamp, ready to be sent by airmail.     For Louis Vuitton, it symbolises the Art of Travel, a heritage close to the House’s heart that is intertwined with the most marvellous aviation experiences. Aerogram, the new collection of men’s leather goods, echoes this universe’s emblems, conveying a more contemporary than ever vision of travel.   Here, the edges are folded or bias cut at the ends, bringing to mind the shape of this historic letter associated with the rst Concorde journeys. A zipped pochette, a bumbag or a backpack, a Messenger or Keepall bag, a tote bag or a Soft Trunk Phone Box: all are crafted in black grained leather, with an exceptional suppleness resulting from special leatherwork in the House’s workshops. Connecting the heritage of travel with modernity, the Aerogram collection features clear-cut, almost architectural, lines that convey an utterly urban look created by Virgil Abloh.     On some pieces, a luggage tag, also in black leather, may evoke an on-the-go silhouette. The Louis Vuitton embossed leather signature on each piece is reminiscent of the seal, a relief promise of new horizons, from its origin to the destination of its dreams.    

Filling Pieces proudly presents its Autumn/Winter 2021 collection named Garden of Eden
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Filling Pieces proudly presents its Autumn/Winter 2021 collection named Garden of Eden

Fashion Presented in a lookbook shot by Paris-based photographer Francois Quillacq, Garden of Eden is inspired by the natural elements of life, with muted colours and soft fabrics that bring together the opposites of fantasy and nature. The collection reintroduces classics such as varsity jackets and wool overcoats, while also introducing items featuring a new FP monogram, premium knitwear, and new leather accessories.     Designed to bring us back in unity with our own nature, the Garden of Eden represents harmony within ourselves. Reduced to the essence, with an appreciation for everyday rituals and the simple nature of our being, this collection shows that in these trying times, being grounded is the best way to move forward. This philosophy is reflected in the soft organic materials, nature-inspired graphics and dark earthy tones that come back throughout the collection.     Creative Director Guillaume Philibert calls it Filling Pieces’ best collection to-date:    ‘Garden of Eden’ for me as the creative director has a special meaning, where the premise is this imaginary romantic place that we all desire during these times.  The color scheme, silhouettes and graphics/hardware was all curated to amplify this urge for this romantic place. Its been a great collaboration between the team and creative collaborators such as Francois Quillacq and Sandra Pechenard'      The Garden of Eden lookbook will be presented in full on Fillingpieces.com     The collection will be shared on the 12th of February but it's definitely available to share immediately.      CREDITS: Photography:    François Quillacq (@Francoisquillacq) Set Design: Sandra Pechenard   Models: Bilal (@Jhuoza) Palmyre (@palmyretrm) Presented in a lookbook shot by Paris-based photographer Francois Quillacq, Garden of Eden is inspired by the natural elements of life, with muted colours and soft fabrics that bring together the opposites of fantasy and nature. The collection reintroduces classics such as varsity jackets and wool overcoats, while also introducing items featuring a new FP monogram, premium knitwear, and new leather accessories.     Designed to bring us back in unity with our own nature, the Garden of Eden represents harmony within ourselves. Reduced to the essence, with an appreciation for everyday rituals and the simple nature of our being, this collection shows that in these trying times, being grounded is the best way to move forward. This philosophy is reflected in the soft organic materials, nature-inspired graphics and dark earthy tones that come back throughout the collection.     Creative Director Guillaume Philibert calls it Filling Pieces’ best collection to-date:    ‘Garden of Eden’ for me as the creative director has a special meaning, where the premise is this imaginary romantic place that we all desire during these times.  The color scheme, silhouettes and graphics/hardware was all curated to amplify this urge for this romantic place. Its been a great collaboration between the team and creative collaborators such as Francois Quillacq and Sandra Pechenard'      The Garden of Eden lookbook will be presented in full on Fillingpieces.com     The collection will be shared on the 12th of February but it's definitely available to share immediately.      CREDITS: Photography:    François Quillacq (@Francoisquillacq) Set Design: Sandra Pechenard   Models: Bilal (@Jhuoza) Palmyre (@palmyretrm)

AUDEMARS PIGUET RELEASES 180’S THIRD EPISODE
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AUDEMARS PIGUET RELEASES 180’S THIRD EPISODE

Watches For the third episode of 180, entitled “Paradise”, Paris-based film directors Original Kids offer an immersive cinematographic rendering of the two-fold artistic encounter of Tschegue, Jeanne Added and Les Twins. This duo of young producers, specialised in music videos, has collaborated with a variety of artists including Orelsan, Oxmo Puccino, PLK, Georgio and Therapie Taxi.     Shot on film, the episode brings together analogue technology with cutting-edge virtual stageproduction in an echo to Audemars Piguet’s blend of tradition and modernity. By interweaving the artists’ creative steps shot in real-time with 3D digital environments interactively played on LED walls, Original Kids creates a dreamlike atmosphere brimming with emotions as the artists share their respective universe and create together. The episode’s immersive sound design reinforces the creative process as bits of music and lyrics progressively merge into a harmonious whole.   “This project immediately spoke to us because it gave us thespace to express ourselves artistically. This project is reallyoutside the box.” Original Kids Film Directors     The episode first follows the musical encounter of Jeanne Added and artist duo Tschegue. Songwriter, singer and bass player, Jeanne Added made her international debut in 2015 with the release of her first Album Be Sensational – where her voice seamlessly blends with electro-rock and post-punk music. Her second Album Radiate (2018) was nominated at the Victoires de la musique in the categories of “Feminine Artists” and “Rock Album”. Her latest EP Air (2020) continues her artistic experimentation as melodies mix with poetry in a powerful gust of self-expression.     For its part, Paris-based music duo Tschegue, composed of Nicolas Dacunha and Faty Sy Savanet, finds roots in African tribal music and garage rock. Their first EP Survivor released in 2017 refuses categorisation. Bringing together epileptic rhythms, jerky percussions and punchlines in frenetic loops, their compositions represent the embrace of ambiguity and the marriage of cultures. Fuelled with energy, their music touches body, heart and soul.     Jeanne Added and Tschegue, who had never collaborated before, were given three days and complete carte blanche to create and record an original soundtrack together. The result? An intriguing encounter of two universes where electro beats, percussions and soft music, poetic lyrics and punchlines, English and Lingala come together in perfect synchrony.     Taking creation a step further, the episode also captures how this new composition comes alivethrough Les Twins’ spontaneous freestyle as they are propelled into this eclectic universe. Laurent and Larry Bourgeois, AKA Les Twins, are French dancers, choreographers, actors, models, and producers who have most recently added a music career to their résumé. Their new style hip-hop dancing has drawn the attention of numerous artists and brands across the world.     Finalists of the French show Incroyable Talent in 2008, Les Twins quickly made a name for themselves at the international level and successively won varied competitions around the world, including the American reality competition World of Dance in 2017. They have appeared in the video clips of renowned music artists, such as Missy Elliott, David Guetta and Beyoncé, with whom they have toured and collaborated since 2011. Their stature, style and personalities have also attracted attention in the fashion world. Les Twins have notably worked with some iconic brands including Jean Paul Gaultier, Chanel, Prada, Moncler, Diesel, Armani, Longchamp and Jordan, to name a few. They also recently broke into the film industry, with their first major roles in Steven Spielberg’s Men in Black: International (2019), directed by F. Gary Gray, and Tom Hooper’s Cats (2019).     Taking full possession of Original Kids’ virtual stage, Les Twins give a new dimension to JeanneAdded and Tschegue’s musical composition for an immersive experience guaranteed. Will you be able to resist dancing along?     “Music is the question. The body is the answer.” Les Twins, Dancers, choreographers and producers       Join the discussion @AudemarsPiguet For the third episode of 180, entitled “Paradise”, Paris-based film directors Original Kids offer an immersive cinematographic rendering of the two-fold artistic encounter of Tschegue, Jeanne Added and Les Twins. This duo of young producers, specialised in music videos, has collaborated with a variety of artists including Orelsan, Oxmo Puccino, PLK, Georgio and Therapie Taxi.     Shot on film, the episode brings together analogue technology with cutting-edge virtual stageproduction in an echo to Audemars Piguet’s blend of tradition and modernity. By interweaving the artists’ creative steps shot in real-time with 3D digital environments interactively played on LED walls, Original Kids creates a dreamlike atmosphere brimming with emotions as the artists share their respective universe and create together. The episode’s immersive sound design reinforces the creative process as bits of music and lyrics progressively merge into a harmonious whole.   “This project immediately spoke to us because it gave us thespace to express ourselves artistically. This project is reallyoutside the box.” Original Kids Film Directors     The episode first follows the musical encounter of Jeanne Added and artist duo Tschegue. Songwriter, singer and bass player, Jeanne Added made her international debut in 2015 with the release of her first Album Be Sensational – where her voice seamlessly blends with electro-rock and post-punk music. Her second Album Radiate (2018) was nominated at the Victoires de la musique in the categories of “Feminine Artists” and “Rock Album”. Her latest EP Air (2020) continues her artistic experimentation as melodies mix with poetry in a powerful gust of self-expression.     For its part, Paris-based music duo Tschegue, composed of Nicolas Dacunha and Faty Sy Savanet, finds roots in African tribal music and garage rock. Their first EP Survivor released in 2017 refuses categorisation. Bringing together epileptic rhythms, jerky percussions and punchlines in frenetic loops, their compositions represent the embrace of ambiguity and the marriage of cultures. Fuelled with energy, their music touches body, heart and soul.     Jeanne Added and Tschegue, who had never collaborated before, were given three days and complete carte blanche to create and record an original soundtrack together. The result? An intriguing encounter of two universes where electro beats, percussions and soft music, poetic lyrics and punchlines, English and Lingala come together in perfect synchrony.     Taking creation a step further, the episode also captures how this new composition comes alivethrough Les Twins’ spontaneous freestyle as they are propelled into this eclectic universe. Laurent and Larry Bourgeois, AKA Les Twins, are French dancers, choreographers, actors, models, and producers who have most recently added a music career to their résumé. Their new style hip-hop dancing has drawn the attention of numerous artists and brands across the world.     Finalists of the French show Incroyable Talent in 2008, Les Twins quickly made a name for themselves at the international level and successively won varied competitions around the world, including the American reality competition World of Dance in 2017. They have appeared in the video clips of renowned music artists, such as Missy Elliott, David Guetta and Beyoncé, with whom they have toured and collaborated since 2011. Their stature, style and personalities have also attracted attention in the fashion world. Les Twins have notably worked with some iconic brands including Jean Paul Gaultier, Chanel, Prada, Moncler, Diesel, Armani, Longchamp and Jordan, to name a few. They also recently broke into the film industry, with their first major roles in Steven Spielberg’s Men in Black: International (2019), directed by F. Gary Gray, and Tom Hooper’s Cats (2019).     Taking full possession of Original Kids’ virtual stage, Les Twins give a new dimension to JeanneAdded and Tschegue’s musical composition for an immersive experience guaranteed. Will you be able to resist dancing along?     “Music is the question. The body is the answer.” Les Twins, Dancers, choreographers and producers       Join the discussion @AudemarsPiguet

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CELINE HOMME Winter 2021 collection "Teen Knight Poem"
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CELINE HOMME Winter 2021 collection "Teen Knight Poem"

Fashion TEEN KNIGHT POEM CHÂTEAU DE CHAMBORD JANUARY 2021     YOUTH PARADE AND RENAISSANCE “NOUVEAU ROMANTIQUE” DIRECTED AND STYLED BY HEDI SLIMANE MUSIC ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK FOR CELINE “TIME SLIP” PERFORMED BY THE LOOM WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY GEORGE BARNETT & JACK BARNETT COMMISSIONED AND CO-PRODUCED BY HEDI SLIMANE     CREDITS: HAIR STYLIST ESTHER LANGHAM HAIR COLORIST ALEXANDRA BROWNSELL MAKE-UP ARTIST LAUREN AIELLO ART COLLABORATIONS:  HEDI SLIMANE INVITED SEVEN ARTISTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FORM OF THE “TEEN KNIGHT POEM” EDITIONS, IN THE MANNER OF A GROUP SHOW.   THOMAS SAUTER: “FIRE FLY”, 2016 (MARIA BERNHEIM GALLERY) HENDRIK HEGRAY: “HH1” 2008 (GALERIE VALERIA CETRARO) DAN WILSON: “SKATER BOY” 2012 AND “PEACE” 2020 GENE BEERY: “LIFE! 31⁄2 STARS” 2016, “A POEM” 2002, “7 CLOUDS 5 LIGHTNINGS” 1965 AND “STILL LIFE” 2016 (BODEGA GALLERY) OLIVIA CHAPMAN (BUGDUMB) : “MIME 1” 2020, “MIME 2” 2020 AND “MIME 3” 2020     ALTHEA JAMES : “HOW TO HOLD MYSELF” 2017, CAMBRIA GUEVARA (MERMAID HEX) : “STRANGE” 2017, “OUT OF MY MIND” 2019 TEEN KNIGHT POEM CHÂTEAU DE CHAMBORD JANUARY 2021     YOUTH PARADE AND RENAISSANCE “NOUVEAU ROMANTIQUE” DIRECTED AND STYLED BY HEDI SLIMANE MUSIC ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK FOR CELINE “TIME SLIP” PERFORMED BY THE LOOM WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY GEORGE BARNETT & JACK BARNETT COMMISSIONED AND CO-PRODUCED BY HEDI SLIMANE     CREDITS: HAIR STYLIST ESTHER LANGHAM HAIR COLORIST ALEXANDRA BROWNSELL MAKE-UP ARTIST LAUREN AIELLO ART COLLABORATIONS:  HEDI SLIMANE INVITED SEVEN ARTISTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FORM OF THE “TEEN KNIGHT POEM” EDITIONS, IN THE MANNER OF A GROUP SHOW.   THOMAS SAUTER: “FIRE FLY”, 2016 (MARIA BERNHEIM GALLERY) HENDRIK HEGRAY: “HH1” 2008 (GALERIE VALERIA CETRARO) DAN WILSON: “SKATER BOY” 2012 AND “PEACE” 2020 GENE BEERY: “LIFE! 31⁄2 STARS” 2016, “A POEM” 2002, “7 CLOUDS 5 LIGHTNINGS” 1965 AND “STILL LIFE” 2016 (BODEGA GALLERY) OLIVIA CHAPMAN (BUGDUMB) : “MIME 1” 2020, “MIME 2” 2020 AND “MIME 3” 2020     ALTHEA JAMES : “HOW TO HOLD MYSELF” 2017, CAMBRIA GUEVARA (MERMAID HEX) : “STRANGE” 2017, “OUT OF MY MIND” 2019

 Scotch & Soda presents the Summer collection
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Scotch & Soda presents the Summer collection

Fashion   A free-spirited mood defines the Scotch & Soda Summer 2021 collection, inspired by Simone Melchior, the 1950s sea explorer who challenged expectations of her gender and time to become the world’s first female scuba diver and a pioneer of marine conservation.     Drawing on her colourful life, the collection heroes an individual and personal approach to dressing built on an eclectic blend of colours, prints and classics.     Statement marine prints that celebrate Melchior’s love for the oceans and sea life abound. Starfish patterns glow in neon shades; graphic anemones pop in bright pinks and greens; metallic tiger shells playfully skew animal prints; while a rustic hand-sketched scene of farmhouses and florals nods to Melchior’s South of France upbringing.     A play on volume is explored in a multiplicity of silhouettes. Sometimes, it’s structured, like the puffed sleeves of a maxi dress; or loose and fluid in the wide leg of cargo trousers. Other times, it’s an unexpected mix of both, such as the fit-and-flow pleated skirt. Cropped shapes, high waists and full A-lines further experiment with proportions in designs that convey a sense of freedom.     An individual and personal approach to dressing playfully subverts the traditional codes of menswear. Summer tailoring is recast in pastels mirroring the colours of the sea with unexpected strength and softness. Highlights for men include a single-breasted blazer and trousers in foam green, and a shorts suit in bright wave blue. Pastels are also contrasted against clean essentials like a pink polo top in textured organic cotton towelling, a vivid dip-dyed ribbed knit, and Bermuda shorts in both surfer and tailored cuts.     The idea of seasonless dressing is key, anchored in modern classics influenced by the utilitarian practicality of marinière uniforms. Trench coats come oversized for layering in spring and ease in summer; likewise, the blazers in longer lengths. Knitted organic cotton- blend vests can be worn over dresses or as standalones, and easy pleated trousers, any time. They’re delivered in a joyful palette which takes on the hues of the Provençal countryside and sea: muted tones of sienna, sand, ecru and French blue, with bursts of orchid pink, marigold, salmon and foam green. Enriched with irreverent details, these epitomise the reinterpreted essentials that form the heart of every Scotch&Soda collection.   A free-spirited mood defines the Scotch & Soda Summer 2021 collection, inspired by Simone Melchior, the 1950s sea explorer who challenged expectations of her gender and time to become the world’s first female scuba diver and a pioneer of marine conservation.     Drawing on her colourful life, the collection heroes an individual and personal approach to dressing built on an eclectic blend of colours, prints and classics.     Statement marine prints that celebrate Melchior’s love for the oceans and sea life abound. Starfish patterns glow in neon shades; graphic anemones pop in bright pinks and greens; metallic tiger shells playfully skew animal prints; while a rustic hand-sketched scene of farmhouses and florals nods to Melchior’s South of France upbringing.     A play on volume is explored in a multiplicity of silhouettes. Sometimes, it’s structured, like the puffed sleeves of a maxi dress; or loose and fluid in the wide leg of cargo trousers. Other times, it’s an unexpected mix of both, such as the fit-and-flow pleated skirt. Cropped shapes, high waists and full A-lines further experiment with proportions in designs that convey a sense of freedom.     An individual and personal approach to dressing playfully subverts the traditional codes of menswear. Summer tailoring is recast in pastels mirroring the colours of the sea with unexpected strength and softness. Highlights for men include a single-breasted blazer and trousers in foam green, and a shorts suit in bright wave blue. Pastels are also contrasted against clean essentials like a pink polo top in textured organic cotton towelling, a vivid dip-dyed ribbed knit, and Bermuda shorts in both surfer and tailored cuts.     The idea of seasonless dressing is key, anchored in modern classics influenced by the utilitarian practicality of marinière uniforms. Trench coats come oversized for layering in spring and ease in summer; likewise, the blazers in longer lengths. Knitted organic cotton- blend vests can be worn over dresses or as standalones, and easy pleated trousers, any time. They’re delivered in a joyful palette which takes on the hues of the Provençal countryside and sea: muted tones of sienna, sand, ecru and French blue, with bursts of orchid pink, marigold, salmon and foam green. Enriched with irreverent details, these epitomise the reinterpreted essentials that form the heart of every Scotch&Soda collection.

SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE FEBRUARY 14TH
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SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE FEBRUARY 14TH

Fashion Saint Laurent Rive Droite celebrates love.     An exhibition of Derek Ridgers’ photographs curated by Anthony Vaccarello will take place in Paris and Los Angeles in February. A fanzine and RTW pieces featuring Derek Ridgers photographs will also be available. On Valentine’s day, a bouquet of 1 or 15 black baccara roses by Castor Florist will be made in a matte ivory white paper, sealed with a black ribbon and a complementary condom. In addition, an exclusive selection of chocolate from La Maison Du Chocolat will be available: heart shell chocolates in a mix of milk and dark chocolate ganache truf es and glazed chestnuts. A charm necklaces made of 18kt yellow gold or sterling silver will also be part of the assortment. All these items conceived by Anthony Vaccarello, will be exclusively available at Saint Laurent Rive Droite stores in Paris & LA as well as on the Saint Laurent Rive Droite website. Saint Laurent Rive Droite celebrates love.     An exhibition of Derek Ridgers’ photographs curated by Anthony Vaccarello will take place in Paris and Los Angeles in February. A fanzine and RTW pieces featuring Derek Ridgers photographs will also be available. On Valentine’s day, a bouquet of 1 or 15 black baccara roses by Castor Florist will be made in a matte ivory white paper, sealed with a black ribbon and a complementary condom. In addition, an exclusive selection of chocolate from La Maison Du Chocolat will be available: heart shell chocolates in a mix of milk and dark chocolate ganache truf es and glazed chestnuts. A charm necklaces made of 18kt yellow gold or sterling silver will also be part of the assortment. All these items conceived by Anthony Vaccarello, will be exclusively available at Saint Laurent Rive Droite stores in Paris & LA as well as on the Saint Laurent Rive Droite website.

Dior Homme presents the new Eau de Toilette "I’m your man"
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Dior Homme presents the new Eau de Toilette "I’m your man"

Men A new Dior Homme is born. A new, intensely woody Eau de Toilette by François Demachy. Masculine sensuality is reinvented with Robert Pattinson in a mesmerizing new film.   A perfume – And a man to go with it. Spellbinding, stylish and sophisticated.     STOP: What does it even mean to be a man today? Everything is changing, everything is shifting. Dior Homme asks this question with strength and determination precisely because he is a “Dior man.” His answer is clear, straightforward, and sensual: “I’M YOUR MAN” Like Leonard Cohen, he proclaims his feelings and accepts his emotions.     A direct, clear-cut perfume. Yet one that is also tender and facetted. In his image. The new Dior Homme is a declaration of reinvented sensuality; A strong, extremely woody sensation with a caress of spices. A confident scent, very present, yet decidedly open.     If you want another kind of love... A new, masculine sensuality that redefines itself with an overdose of wood that is both rough and smooth. Like a block of intensity, albeit one that claims a tenacious and luminous freshness.     “This new Dior Homme has an obviously virile signature. Which doesn’t prevent it from developing tender, sensual aspects. In the end, it came down to creating a portrait of modern man.” François Demachy, Dior Perfumer-Creator       Here I stand The new Dior Homme is crafted from a block of frank, sensual wood.It is an iconic, reassuring Wood that is open and welcoming. It says right off, “I am a man,” but hides the interlacing wood facets that sculpt it. It unsettles with its somewhat burnt, leathery, even animal charm.Then soothes you with its light and smooth, almost liquid accents.This versatile scent is open to nuances and differences. A sensual soul torn by opposing forces.It is physical, yet fresh. It clothes, surrounds and envelops you-- weightlessly.Leaving a tenacious trace and a tender imprint. The strength and caress are deliberate. A rough Wood, sculpted by the hand of Dior. A new Dior Homme is born. A new, intensely woody Eau de Toilette by François Demachy. Masculine sensuality is reinvented with Robert Pattinson in a mesmerizing new film.   A perfume – And a man to go with it. Spellbinding, stylish and sophisticated.     STOP: What does it even mean to be a man today? Everything is changing, everything is shifting. Dior Homme asks this question with strength and determination precisely because he is a “Dior man.” His answer is clear, straightforward, and sensual: “I’M YOUR MAN” Like Leonard Cohen, he proclaims his feelings and accepts his emotions.     A direct, clear-cut perfume. Yet one that is also tender and facetted. In his image. The new Dior Homme is a declaration of reinvented sensuality; A strong, extremely woody sensation with a caress of spices. A confident scent, very present, yet decidedly open.     If you want another kind of love... A new, masculine sensuality that redefines itself with an overdose of wood that is both rough and smooth. Like a block of intensity, albeit one that claims a tenacious and luminous freshness.     “This new Dior Homme has an obviously virile signature. Which doesn’t prevent it from developing tender, sensual aspects. In the end, it came down to creating a portrait of modern man.” François Demachy, Dior Perfumer-Creator       Here I stand The new Dior Homme is crafted from a block of frank, sensual wood.It is an iconic, reassuring Wood that is open and welcoming. It says right off, “I am a man,” but hides the interlacing wood facets that sculpt it. It unsettles with its somewhat burnt, leathery, even animal charm.Then soothes you with its light and smooth, almost liquid accents.This versatile scent is open to nuances and differences. A sensual soul torn by opposing forces.It is physical, yet fresh. It clothes, surrounds and envelops you-- weightlessly.Leaving a tenacious trace and a tender imprint. The strength and caress are deliberate. A rough Wood, sculpted by the hand of Dior.

Bob Marley x Daily Paper Capsule Collection
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Bob Marley x Daily Paper Capsule Collection

Fashion Paying homage to the icon's legacy, on the weekend that marks his 76th birthday.     With Daily Paper’s recent introduction to their SS21 collection Future Roots, the brand continues to honour its heroes from the past, as they hope to inspire and educate the current generation to realise their potential for the future to come. This time by shining a light on the legacy of Bob Marley -- the singer-songwriter, activist and all-round trailblazer in the fight for social justice, human rights, peace, love and unity in his lifetime and beyond.          This February 6 marks the icon’s 76th birthday, coinciding with the brand's Bob Marley x Daily Paper capsule, celebrating his powerful impact through penmanship and song lyrics. Echoing wisdom of the past, Marley’s song lyrics are broken down into renowned lines, embroidered and printed onto the garments in decorative forms and shapes.      One reading NONE BUT OURSELVES CAN FREE OUR MINDS, from his widely known Redemption Song, recalling our capability to observe and influence our thoughts and opinions; whilst LOVE WOULD NEVER LEAVE US ALONE from the classic Could You Be Loved reminds us of the power of love.      The capsule features a range of soft cotton athleisure styles, sand checkered work-wear inspired silhouettes, next to a continuance of brown jacquard designs and custom made lace, firstly introduced in Daily Paper’s foregoing Spring/Summer ready release.  Paying homage to the icon's legacy, on the weekend that marks his 76th birthday.     With Daily Paper’s recent introduction to their SS21 collection Future Roots, the brand continues to honour its heroes from the past, as they hope to inspire and educate the current generation to realise their potential for the future to come. This time by shining a light on the legacy of Bob Marley -- the singer-songwriter, activist and all-round trailblazer in the fight for social justice, human rights, peace, love and unity in his lifetime and beyond.          This February 6 marks the icon’s 76th birthday, coinciding with the brand's Bob Marley x Daily Paper capsule, celebrating his powerful impact through penmanship and song lyrics. Echoing wisdom of the past, Marley’s song lyrics are broken down into renowned lines, embroidered and printed onto the garments in decorative forms and shapes.      One reading NONE BUT OURSELVES CAN FREE OUR MINDS, from his widely known Redemption Song, recalling our capability to observe and influence our thoughts and opinions; whilst LOVE WOULD NEVER LEAVE US ALONE from the classic Could You Be Loved reminds us of the power of love.      The capsule features a range of soft cotton athleisure styles, sand checkered work-wear inspired silhouettes, next to a continuance of brown jacquard designs and custom made lace, firstly introduced in Daily Paper’s foregoing Spring/Summer ready release. 

ETRO UNVEILS THE NEW SPRING SUMMER 2021 ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN
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ETRO UNVEILS THE NEW SPRING SUMMER 2021 ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN

Fashion Joy is an immediate, sudden feeling. It draws a smile on the face; it brings a light to the eyes, and energizes the body. It oozes energy, momentum, and owns distinctive gestures. It knows no time and no place. Models Anna Ewers, Parker Van Noord, Alessio Pozzi and Grace Musase are portrayed by David Sims in the dazzling non-place of a white background in the new ETRO campaign. These are immediate and vitaminic images, which depict a study in the making of joy and vitality: a spark in the eye, the whiteness of teeth or the wind in the hair are enough to convey the message, getting straight to the point. It is the same joy that runs through the collection, a further exploration of ETRO's family lexicon. The pictures intentionally wink at the way we were to define the way we are. If the prints, but also the accessories, are an archive anthology, with imaginative names such as Bandiere da Parata, I fiori del Cielo or L’Albero delle Meraviglie, the images are an obvious homage to a perhaps more carefree decade. Not for ETRO. What remains, in order to evolve, is in fact the joyous urge to mix signs and meanings, the vital freedom in merging worlds, the immediacy of fashion as a pure expression of joy. Yesterday and today.     Photographer: David SimsStylist: Géraldine SaglioTalents: Anna Ewers, Grace Musase, Alessio Pozzi, Parker Van NoordCreative Director: Macs IottiCasting Director: Piegiorgio Del MoroMake Up Artist: Lucia PieroniHair Stylist: Paul Hanlon   Joy is an immediate, sudden feeling. It draws a smile on the face; it brings a light to the eyes, and energizes the body. It oozes energy, momentum, and owns distinctive gestures. It knows no time and no place. Models Anna Ewers, Parker Van Noord, Alessio Pozzi and Grace Musase are portrayed by David Sims in the dazzling non-place of a white background in the new ETRO campaign. These are immediate and vitaminic images, which depict a study in the making of joy and vitality: a spark in the eye, the whiteness of teeth or the wind in the hair are enough to convey the message, getting straight to the point. It is the same joy that runs through the collection, a further exploration of ETRO's family lexicon. The pictures intentionally wink at the way we were to define the way we are. If the prints, but also the accessories, are an archive anthology, with imaginative names such as Bandiere da Parata, I fiori del Cielo or L’Albero delle Meraviglie, the images are an obvious homage to a perhaps more carefree decade. Not for ETRO. What remains, in order to evolve, is in fact the joyous urge to mix signs and meanings, the vital freedom in merging worlds, the immediacy of fashion as a pure expression of joy. Yesterday and today.     Photographer: David SimsStylist: Géraldine SaglioTalents: Anna Ewers, Grace Musase, Alessio Pozzi, Parker Van NoordCreative Director: Macs IottiCasting Director: Piegiorgio Del MoroMake Up Artist: Lucia PieroniHair Stylist: Paul Hanlon  

Samsøe Samsøe for Fall & Winter 2021
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Samsøe Samsøe for Fall & Winter 2021

Fashion Week ’Stillness’ is the name of Samsøe Samsøe’s AW21 collection. It’s about aspects of being grounded, seeking stillness in a world where it might be hard tond the calm places that make us into who we are. It is also a re ection of the inspiration trip that thebrand’s design team took this year.     ”This time around, the design team and I took an inspiration trip within the Danish borders, and we ended up in a summer house, spending some time together - growing stronger bonds - and building the collection around the concept of ‘Stillness’. The serene moments of ‘just... being’ is a huge part of this collection”, says Gitte Wetter, Head of Design.     In the Womenswear collection, there is a certain nod towards the Victorian era, with heavy lace dresses in soft, romantic shapes, contrasting with suede and leather, giving the collection a more masculine expression. Other shapes draw inspiration from the late 70’s, mixed with today’s more clean silhouettes.There is a playo between formal and informal, givinga perfect balance of the modern woman’s look and feel.     This season, Menswear references the 70’s with slightly more exaggerated collars, but also the 90’s through oversized, checked shirts - now reworked in more contemporary qualities - which add an extra layer to the always tactile collection. Another strong focus is the relaxed shapes as if playing dress up at home. Soft fabrics, and loosely constructed blazers and jackets give a more laid back feeling this season with wider shapes in both pants and shirts adding to the luxurious and warm feeling.     Hues of sunny yellow, dry orange, brick red, washedout brown and hints of green re ect the draw ofnature and the elements that might be around us. An overall expression that uses long lasting qualities and shapes ensures a cohesive approach for both the Men’s and Women’s collections, as sustainability is always in focus. The result is that the AW21 collection is 75,5% more sustainable, than previous collections. A part of the brands initiative is to be 100% more sustainable by year 2024.     Whether or not it is has a mental or global aspect, the collection is about the state of ’Stillness’. The times we are facing in the world we live in are highlightedand showcased in this collection. Di erent minds, di erent thoughts, di erent possibilities all make us do things di erently and the result is a totally personalinterpretation of what it is, to explore stillness. ’Stillness’ is the name of Samsøe Samsøe’s AW21 collection. It’s about aspects of being grounded, seeking stillness in a world where it might be hard tond the calm places that make us into who we are. It is also a re ection of the inspiration trip that thebrand’s design team took this year.     ”This time around, the design team and I took an inspiration trip within the Danish borders, and we ended up in a summer house, spending some time together - growing stronger bonds - and building the collection around the concept of ‘Stillness’. The serene moments of ‘just... being’ is a huge part of this collection”, says Gitte Wetter, Head of Design.     In the Womenswear collection, there is a certain nod towards the Victorian era, with heavy lace dresses in soft, romantic shapes, contrasting with suede and leather, giving the collection a more masculine expression. Other shapes draw inspiration from the late 70’s, mixed with today’s more clean silhouettes.There is a playo between formal and informal, givinga perfect balance of the modern woman’s look and feel.     This season, Menswear references the 70’s with slightly more exaggerated collars, but also the 90’s through oversized, checked shirts - now reworked in more contemporary qualities - which add an extra layer to the always tactile collection. Another strong focus is the relaxed shapes as if playing dress up at home. Soft fabrics, and loosely constructed blazers and jackets give a more laid back feeling this season with wider shapes in both pants and shirts adding to the luxurious and warm feeling.     Hues of sunny yellow, dry orange, brick red, washedout brown and hints of green re ect the draw ofnature and the elements that might be around us. An overall expression that uses long lasting qualities and shapes ensures a cohesive approach for both the Men’s and Women’s collections, as sustainability is always in focus. The result is that the AW21 collection is 75,5% more sustainable, than previous collections. A part of the brands initiative is to be 100% more sustainable by year 2024.     Whether or not it is has a mental or global aspect, the collection is about the state of ’Stillness’. The times we are facing in the world we live in are highlightedand showcased in this collection. Di erent minds, di erent thoughts, di erent possibilities all make us do things di erently and the result is a totally personalinterpretation of what it is, to explore stillness.

Rains presents digital runway show ANTICIPATE
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Rains presents digital runway show ANTICIPATE

Fashion Week The ANTICIPATE collection offers a conversation around the expectancy of the next, creating a collection rooted in a prowess for the unkown.     Form and function equalize into a presentation of modern utility, one that need not make unnecessary compromises. Utilitarian tailoring built from heavy PU-coated twill is contrasted to crisp fabrics in parachute-like silhouettes. Voluminous puffer ensembles create security shells, encompassing the wearers like an armor to outside elements. Together, the themes offer a sense of hope in comradery, and a collective fight for the future.        "This season, it was inevitable to take in current world affairs and build a collection that offers a confident contribution to the dialogue. We wanted to build pieces that made people feel strong, collaborative and present. It was through bold silhouettes in a uniform color palette that achieved a sense of certainty in comradery," says Tanne Winter        Shades of a grey armada are presented as a central color palette, only to be interrupted by holographic showpieces and an icy blue for a glimmer of light amongst the collection.     For AW21, Rains references sci-fi storylines, offering a cinematic introduction to the latest runway collection offered up by the outdoor lifestyle brand.     Exploring the act of expectancy-the visceral response to before and after - 30 looks marched their way to the top of the precarious platform, to be met by a water orb hovering in the cradle of open air. Juxtaposed light and dark envelop the collection, offering a mysterious setting to the otherworldly encounter.   The ANTICIPATE collection offers a conversation around the expectancy of the next, creating a collection rooted in a prowess for the unkown.     Form and function equalize into a presentation of modern utility, one that need not make unnecessary compromises. Utilitarian tailoring built from heavy PU-coated twill is contrasted to crisp fabrics in parachute-like silhouettes. Voluminous puffer ensembles create security shells, encompassing the wearers like an armor to outside elements. Together, the themes offer a sense of hope in comradery, and a collective fight for the future.        "This season, it was inevitable to take in current world affairs and build a collection that offers a confident contribution to the dialogue. We wanted to build pieces that made people feel strong, collaborative and present. It was through bold silhouettes in a uniform color palette that achieved a sense of certainty in comradery," says Tanne Winter        Shades of a grey armada are presented as a central color palette, only to be interrupted by holographic showpieces and an icy blue for a glimmer of light amongst the collection.     For AW21, Rains references sci-fi storylines, offering a cinematic introduction to the latest runway collection offered up by the outdoor lifestyle brand.     Exploring the act of expectancy-the visceral response to before and after - 30 looks marched their way to the top of the precarious platform, to be met by a water orb hovering in the cradle of open air. Juxtaposed light and dark envelop the collection, offering a mysterious setting to the otherworldly encounter.  

Vans and Opening Ceremony Launch First Global Footwear, Apparel and Accessories Collection
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Vans and Opening Ceremony Launch First Global Footwear, Apparel and Accessories Collection

Accessories Since 2014, Vans and Opening Ceremony have forged a partnership rooted in celebrating creative expression and collaboration. This February, Vans and Opening Ceremony reunite to debut the first global collection of footwear, apparel and accessories released by the two iconic brands. Launching on February 19, the extensive collection will be made available on Vans.eu, Vans retail locations and at select wholesale partners worldwide.      Established in 2002, Opening Ceremony emerged as a creative, multi-brand retailer motivated by principles of exploration and friendship, and has since celebrated many unique and diverse perspectives of people and countries around the world. Opening Ceremony founders Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, both of whom are renowned designers in their own right, have amplified voices and pushed boundaries that often reach far beyond the fashion world. At the forefront of fashion for decades, Carol and Humberto continue to celebrate their longstanding partnership with Vans, this time on a global scale.     "Vans has been a long-time creative partner of ours, and we're so excited to collaborate on their iconic print this season,” says Opening Ceremony Creative Director Humberto Leon. “For this new capsule collection, Carol and I are inspired to reinvent the checkerboard, taking a new graphic approach to Vans' classic pattern."     Inspired by Vans’ iconic checkerboard print, Opening Ceremony founders reinvent the pattern with abstract snake and leopard patterns across apparel and footwear. Using Vans’ original deck shoe, the Authentic as their canvas, Opening Ceremony have created an all-over repeat pattern that highlights the positive and negative space – finding harmony between the motifs of the snake and leopard across the uppers and sole of each shoe.       The repeat leopard pattern is featured on an assortment of apparel, including a track suit-inspired jacket that includes a front zipper closure, toggle fasteners and a hidden hood. The Vans x OC leopard pant boasts a relaxed fit with welt pockets and a zipper flap. The leopard assortment is complemented by a leopard printed tote that is filled with soft padding, emblazoned with a novelty rubber Vans x OC patch.      A second delivery of footwear takes an elevated approach using monochromatic uppers in orchid and baja blue. The Authentic QLT brings two of-the-moment colorways to Vans’ maiden silhouette, with an all-over color, quilted vamp and lateral stitching. Each shoe is finished with an Opening Ceremony woven patch on the heel.      The Vans x Opening Ceremony collection will be available worldwide at Vans.com, Vans retail locations and at select wholesale partners on February 19. For more information, please visit Vans.eu/OpeningCeremony. Since 2014, Vans and Opening Ceremony have forged a partnership rooted in celebrating creative expression and collaboration. This February, Vans and Opening Ceremony reunite to debut the first global collection of footwear, apparel and accessories released by the two iconic brands. Launching on February 19, the extensive collection will be made available on Vans.eu, Vans retail locations and at select wholesale partners worldwide.      Established in 2002, Opening Ceremony emerged as a creative, multi-brand retailer motivated by principles of exploration and friendship, and has since celebrated many unique and diverse perspectives of people and countries around the world. Opening Ceremony founders Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, both of whom are renowned designers in their own right, have amplified voices and pushed boundaries that often reach far beyond the fashion world. At the forefront of fashion for decades, Carol and Humberto continue to celebrate their longstanding partnership with Vans, this time on a global scale.     "Vans has been a long-time creative partner of ours, and we're so excited to collaborate on their iconic print this season,” says Opening Ceremony Creative Director Humberto Leon. “For this new capsule collection, Carol and I are inspired to reinvent the checkerboard, taking a new graphic approach to Vans' classic pattern."     Inspired by Vans’ iconic checkerboard print, Opening Ceremony founders reinvent the pattern with abstract snake and leopard patterns across apparel and footwear. Using Vans’ original deck shoe, the Authentic as their canvas, Opening Ceremony have created an all-over repeat pattern that highlights the positive and negative space – finding harmony between the motifs of the snake and leopard across the uppers and sole of each shoe.       The repeat leopard pattern is featured on an assortment of apparel, including a track suit-inspired jacket that includes a front zipper closure, toggle fasteners and a hidden hood. The Vans x OC leopard pant boasts a relaxed fit with welt pockets and a zipper flap. The leopard assortment is complemented by a leopard printed tote that is filled with soft padding, emblazoned with a novelty rubber Vans x OC patch.      A second delivery of footwear takes an elevated approach using monochromatic uppers in orchid and baja blue. The Authentic QLT brings two of-the-moment colorways to Vans’ maiden silhouette, with an all-over color, quilted vamp and lateral stitching. Each shoe is finished with an Opening Ceremony woven patch on the heel.      The Vans x Opening Ceremony collection will be available worldwide at Vans.com, Vans retail locations and at select wholesale partners on February 19. For more information, please visit Vans.eu/OpeningCeremony.

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