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Lowlands announce the first line-up for 2020
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Lowlands announce the first line-up for 2020

Music A Campingflight To Lowlands Paradise is exactly what it promises to be: a true backpacker’s Garden Of Eden and Holland’s most adventurous cultural outdoorevent, offering a cutting edge choice of only the best in alternative music, film, stand-up comedy, visual arts, literature and street theatre.  For three days in August, a township with 60,000 inhabitants arises in the middle of the country. The Lowlands festival hosts no less than twelve stages in three large areas (among which a cinema and theatre), about 250 different acts and performances, dozens of restaurants from all corners of the earth, food and drink stalls, a large market with everything from clothes and CD stores to a barber’s shop, sports facilities, a sauna / hottub area, its own currency, a local radio station, a daily newspaper (Dutch only) and, last but not least: seven luxury campsites with hot showers and real, flushable toilets. A Campingflight To Lowlands Paradise really is the ultimate summer holiday extravaganza! This year Lowlands will take place on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of August. Though Lowlands covers a wide spectrum of different cultural activities, the main focus still is on alternative music: from rock to pop via hip hop; from metal to electro via world music and hereby not neglecting drum ‘n bass, house and techno. Admission tickets for Lowlands 2020 are €220 (€10,- Ticketmaster fee included) and tickets are only available through Ticketmaster Netherlands. Access to the regular camping and the use of our shuttle bus service is always included in the price of a ticket. First line-up is already out and includes incredible artists like: The Chemical Brothers, Stormzy, Bring me the Horizon, Koffee, Noisia, Liam Gallagher, Chromatics, Die Antwoord, London Grammar, Lewis Capaldi and many more. For more updates follow @lowlands_fest on instagram. A Campingflight To Lowlands Paradise is exactly what it promises to be: a true backpacker’s Garden Of Eden and Holland’s most adventurous cultural outdoorevent, offering a cutting edge choice of only the best in alternative music, film, stand-up comedy, visual arts, literature and street theatre.  For three days in August, a township with 60,000 inhabitants arises in the middle of the country. The Lowlands festival hosts no less than twelve stages in three large areas (among which a cinema and theatre), about 250 different acts and performances, dozens of restaurants from all corners of the earth, food and drink stalls, a large market with everything from clothes and CD stores to a barber’s shop, sports facilities, a sauna / hottub area, its own currency, a local radio station, a daily newspaper (Dutch only) and, last but not least: seven luxury campsites with hot showers and real, flushable toilets. A Campingflight To Lowlands Paradise really is the ultimate summer holiday extravaganza! This year Lowlands will take place on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of August. Though Lowlands covers a wide spectrum of different cultural activities, the main focus still is on alternative music: from rock to pop via hip hop; from metal to electro via world music and hereby not neglecting drum ‘n bass, house and techno. Admission tickets for Lowlands 2020 are €220 (€10,- Ticketmaster fee included) and tickets are only available through Ticketmaster Netherlands. Access to the regular camping and the use of our shuttle bus service is always included in the price of a ticket. First line-up is already out and includes incredible artists like: The Chemical Brothers, Stormzy, Bring me the Horizon, Koffee, Noisia, Liam Gallagher, Chromatics, Die Antwoord, London Grammar, Lewis Capaldi and many more. For more updates follow @lowlands_fest on instagram.

Audio Obscura
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Audio Obscura

Music Audio Obscura makes another bold statement in Amsterdam with the announcement of a very special party on February 1st at the Westergas. In the heart of the incredible kinetic SKALAR art installation, by Christopher Bauder and Kangding Ray, none other than Peggy Gou will headline the evening. Known for her dreamy flow in tracks such as this years hit ‘Starry Night’, the South-Korean super star will showcase her endless energy.   Never one to miss an opportunity, Audio Obscura will take over the venue and work together with the rest of the team behind SKALAR to create a unique night. The music of Peggy Gou, Kangding Ray and supporting acts will interact in symbiotic fashion with the visuals arranged by Christopher Bauder that make up the installation. The artists will perform from the middle of the incredible circular venue. The masterminds behind SKALAR, musician Kangding Ray and light artist Christopher Bauder, will close off with a special custom techno live AV set for the occasion.   SKALAR is a huge audio-visual art experience from Berlin that lands in Amsterdam’s Gashouder from January 10 to February 5. The installation is powered by Audio Obscura, WHITEvoid and Westergas. It explores the effects of light and sound on human perception, with the creators narrating the journey as light vectors, kinetic mirrors and multi-channel surround sounds interact and evolve in reaction to each other. It seeks to provide a meditation on the fundamental nature and essence of basic human emotions, where light is treated as a solid material for the artists to manipulate as a sculptor would clay or marble.   Audio Obscura makes another bold statement in Amsterdam with the announcement of a very special party on February 1st at the Westergas. In the heart of the incredible kinetic SKALAR art installation, by Christopher Bauder and Kangding Ray, none other than Peggy Gou will headline the evening. Known for her dreamy flow in tracks such as this years hit ‘Starry Night’, the South-Korean super star will showcase her endless energy.   Never one to miss an opportunity, Audio Obscura will take over the venue and work together with the rest of the team behind SKALAR to create a unique night. The music of Peggy Gou, Kangding Ray and supporting acts will interact in symbiotic fashion with the visuals arranged by Christopher Bauder that make up the installation. The artists will perform from the middle of the incredible circular venue. The masterminds behind SKALAR, musician Kangding Ray and light artist Christopher Bauder, will close off with a special custom techno live AV set for the occasion.   SKALAR is a huge audio-visual art experience from Berlin that lands in Amsterdam’s Gashouder from January 10 to February 5. The installation is powered by Audio Obscura, WHITEvoid and Westergas. It explores the effects of light and sound on human perception, with the creators narrating the journey as light vectors, kinetic mirrors and multi-channel surround sounds interact and evolve in reaction to each other. It seeks to provide a meditation on the fundamental nature and essence of basic human emotions, where light is treated as a solid material for the artists to manipulate as a sculptor would clay or marble.  

Sorry I'm late!
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Sorry I'm late!

Music Sorry I'm late! Allow me to introduce myself ; my name is Asma Emy El Ghalbzouri and i am the Music and Culture editor for Numéro magazine Netherlands. As we strive to make up for lost time when it comes to music we would love to give you a recap and a small taste of all thats coming in 2020.   Let's start at the beginning and honor some of the most amazing festivals this summer. Mojo has been a big player in Holland for some time now and Lowlands has been their pride and joy. Although the festivals features quite a bit of hip hop acts,it didn’t stop them from wanting to dabble in a full hip hop festival and with great success if you ask us. WOO HAH is a splendid gathering in the south of Holland with a wide selection of hip hop’s latest and finest.   Mysteryland never ceases to disappoint either. A wide variety of house,edm and techno djs, all of them being household names in their genre, grace the immaculate and beautifully decorated stages for energetic sets. I have always had a soft spot hardstyle and hardcore. it is the most fascinating part of Dutch culture and grew to be a worldwide phenomenon. Defqon being one of the coolest and most celebrated of them all really blew me away this summer.   We also visited some festivals abroad in a region that is finally celebrated and honored for its amazing musical talent ; North Africa. We have choosen to explore Morocco and the country has stolen our musical hearts. We spoke to different established and emerging artists and we were mesmerized. Loco Dice, Chromeo and Yesin Bey played Oasis festival and I was so delighted to find out that Dave’s mother is from Moroccan jewish decent. I remember walking the streets of New York back when I used to be a hairstylist and got to assist backstage at the seasonal hectic fashion frenzy also known as fashion week. Chromeo blasting in my ears with help of revolutionary item called the ipod. Dj Kicks (remix) is one of the coolest albums out there and i will fight you for it.   Moroccan dj’s Yasmean, Dris Bennis aka Casa Voyager and African kings Art Comes First played immaculate sets and took us through a magical journey that embodies progressive Africa at Oasis festival.As the night progressed Walshy Fire,Art Comes First and Chromeo decided to share a stage and played a back to back which I will forever cherish as one of the most enchanting musical moments in my life.   Atlas Electronic gave us hedonistic and gypsy vibes. Dj Gan Gah showed up and out as he plays a set featuring well known edited chaabi and reggada songs. I must say he is one of my favorite discoveries yet! Born in Morocco and now residing in Brussels,this Moroccan powerhouse mixes Moroccan folk music in techno and house edits making it possible to enjoy at any music festival. I would suggest you check out his Habib Tronics on Spotify,its the new wave chaabi music he created just for our enjoyment. Zohra Idrissi aka Gypzee seranedes us under a star filled sky with the sweetest funky songs. She reminds me of a young Erica Badu. Sassy and lyricly on point. This Moroccan beauty, who lives in London, has slowly but surely making her way in music and this time blessing us with this beautiful performance in this magical country she calls home as well.   The interviews with all these amazing artists and more are featured in our music and culture special about Morocco which will be posted in 2020!   We lavishly resided in excellent care at Riad 144 in the old town of Marrakech as owner Jean Witho opened his heart and home to wandering artists and reporters. This Riad has a few of the most exciting and beautiful rooms I have ever seen. Each one with a different theme displaying different sides and styles of Morocco. The Berber room displaying beautiful amazigh art or the more “modern” room if you will with African contemporary pieces. Tobias the turtle roams free in the communal area just to make sure all the guests have a good time and will join you for your afternoon tea or beautiful glass of wine.   We have some great interviews with legendary djs, producers, rockstars and rappers making its way to online and print. We spoke to the movers and shakers when it comes to innovation in sound, venues, managing artists and festivals. We had drinks with emerging artists and went to heaps of listening parties to share in their new found excitement.   We can't wait to share more and to inspire you to listen to great artists and visit different places around the world to change your “backdrop” as you dance the night away. We wish a very magical 2020! aftermovie of Oasis Festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dx9DwpbEgM&feature=youtu.be  special thanks to Riad 144 - https://www.riad144.com/   Sorry I'm late! Allow me to introduce myself ; my name is Asma Emy El Ghalbzouri and i am the Music and Culture editor for Numéro magazine Netherlands. As we strive to make up for lost time when it comes to music we would love to give you a recap and a small taste of all thats coming in 2020.   Let's start at the beginning and honor some of the most amazing festivals this summer. Mojo has been a big player in Holland for some time now and Lowlands has been their pride and joy. Although the festivals features quite a bit of hip hop acts,it didn’t stop them from wanting to dabble in a full hip hop festival and with great success if you ask us. WOO HAH is a splendid gathering in the south of Holland with a wide selection of hip hop’s latest and finest.   Mysteryland never ceases to disappoint either. A wide variety of house,edm and techno djs, all of them being household names in their genre, grace the immaculate and beautifully decorated stages for energetic sets. I have always had a soft spot hardstyle and hardcore. it is the most fascinating part of Dutch culture and grew to be a worldwide phenomenon. Defqon being one of the coolest and most celebrated of them all really blew me away this summer.   We also visited some festivals abroad in a region that is finally celebrated and honored for its amazing musical talent ; North Africa. We have choosen to explore Morocco and the country has stolen our musical hearts. We spoke to different established and emerging artists and we were mesmerized. Loco Dice, Chromeo and Yesin Bey played Oasis festival and I was so delighted to find out that Dave’s mother is from Moroccan jewish decent. I remember walking the streets of New York back when I used to be a hairstylist and got to assist backstage at the seasonal hectic fashion frenzy also known as fashion week. Chromeo blasting in my ears with help of revolutionary item called the ipod. Dj Kicks (remix) is one of the coolest albums out there and i will fight you for it.   Moroccan dj’s Yasmean, Dris Bennis aka Casa Voyager and African kings Art Comes First played immaculate sets and took us through a magical journey that embodies progressive Africa at Oasis festival.As the night progressed Walshy Fire,Art Comes First and Chromeo decided to share a stage and played a back to back which I will forever cherish as one of the most enchanting musical moments in my life.   Atlas Electronic gave us hedonistic and gypsy vibes. Dj Gan Gah showed up and out as he plays a set featuring well known edited chaabi and reggada songs. I must say he is one of my favorite discoveries yet! Born in Morocco and now residing in Brussels,this Moroccan powerhouse mixes Moroccan folk music in techno and house edits making it possible to enjoy at any music festival. I would suggest you check out his Habib Tronics on Spotify,its the new wave chaabi music he created just for our enjoyment. Zohra Idrissi aka Gypzee seranedes us under a star filled sky with the sweetest funky songs. She reminds me of a young Erica Badu. Sassy and lyricly on point. This Moroccan beauty, who lives in London, has slowly but surely making her way in music and this time blessing us with this beautiful performance in this magical country she calls home as well.   The interviews with all these amazing artists and more are featured in our music and culture special about Morocco which will be posted in 2020!   We lavishly resided in excellent care at Riad 144 in the old town of Marrakech as owner Jean Witho opened his heart and home to wandering artists and reporters. This Riad has a few of the most exciting and beautiful rooms I have ever seen. Each one with a different theme displaying different sides and styles of Morocco. The Berber room displaying beautiful amazigh art or the more “modern” room if you will with African contemporary pieces. Tobias the turtle roams free in the communal area just to make sure all the guests have a good time and will join you for your afternoon tea or beautiful glass of wine.   We have some great interviews with legendary djs, producers, rockstars and rappers making its way to online and print. We spoke to the movers and shakers when it comes to innovation in sound, venues, managing artists and festivals. We had drinks with emerging artists and went to heaps of listening parties to share in their new found excitement.   We can't wait to share more and to inspire you to listen to great artists and visit different places around the world to change your “backdrop” as you dance the night away. We wish a very magical 2020! aftermovie of Oasis Festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dx9DwpbEgM&feature=youtu.be  special thanks to Riad 144 - https://www.riad144.com/  

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When music and fashion collide
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When music and fashion collide

Fashion When two worlds collide, when fashion intertwines with a whole new world, it connects its DNA with music. HUGO BOSS, a German men's leading fashion brand has chosen Liam Payne as their new HUGO global brand ambassador. And we had a chance to speak to Liam about the collaboration   You said fashion started as a hobby for you. Now here we are, with you collaborating on an exclusive new capsule and being the first global brand ambassador for HUGO. What went through your head when you got this news?   I mean, it just even seems weird looking at my name, seeing my name on the label of some clothing, which is nice, but just weird at the same time. When I first heard that we were going to be doing it, I was just thinking about how many amazing people HUGO BOSS has had over the years, so many great names and different people that I look up to and watch on the big screen, like Ryan Reynolds or Chris Hemsworth. Being the first one for HUGO is just amazing. When I found out more into the way everything was working, that we were making clothes, not just trying them on, this was really cool. When I was on the way to the first design meeting, I was in the car and I didn't really know what to expect. But as soon as we sat down and started looking at different drawings and different designs and things that were possible, it all became really fun and it drew me in.    You collaborated with HUGO on an exclusive "HUGO x Liam Payne capsule". What was the most exciting part of being involved in the desig process of this collection?   I think just coming up with new ideas, it's quite fun. There's loads of different printing techniques that they've not actually done before. And there's actually a pocket now on the joggers that they've nicknamed »the Liam Pocket«, because I always used to drop my phone and smashed it. So we not only have a zip pocket inside the jogger pocket, but they started putting it across a bunch of different pieces even in their collection now as well. This is actually the most exciting thing for me, when you figure something out that hasn't really been figured out very much before.    The capsule was just revealed at this year's Berlin Fashion Week, accompanied with your performance. How do you look at people's reaction to your collection with HUGO?    This is completely new territory for me. I think I'm most happy with the fact that when we designed everything, it's quite subtle and that my name is not anywhere in these pieces, except on the label inside. Not that I'm trying to hide myself or anything, but I just think that people who shop HUGO, should be able to walk into HUGO and still shop HUGO, whether or not I made it. I think that as someone who's designing the clothes, it's not your job to make sure that your name is everywhere. It's your job to make sure that the the blend between what is you and what is the brand fits so well, that people will mistakenly buy it, not even knowing that it was a piece of my collection.   You were also named as the new face of HUGO Bodywear campaign. How does it feel to be the a part of a first partnership of this kind for HUGO, linking the fashion world with music?   It was really good, it was fun. It was a lot of hours in the gym to get that shoot done, which now I'm back on my training schedule again. It was nice to go to the gym with the goal of what you're gonna be doing, because I know everybody wants to look at the people on the boxes.  The shoot was really amazing. Get to shoot all of this with Mert & Marcus was just the best thing ever. When they took the first picture, I was so stressed because of being in underwear in front of loads of people, but working with them, they took the pressure off. And I don't know what it is about them, but just the slightest move they make you do and the way they place you within the shot, the way they actually direct you within the scene, it's super easy to work with them. All of the poses that I've been doing over the years, I've just been doing it so wrong.   How would you describe the style of "HUGO x Liam Payne capsule"?   It's definitely smart casual and a bit more loose. I think it's quite nice as well. When we were designing the capsule, obviously it was so heavily designed around me and stuff that I wear and the way that I wear things. In the way we designed the joggers or the way that the hoodie fits or whatever else, I think is definitely my fit on a lot of the things. Some of it's has a bit of streetwear in there, but most of it's kind of smart casual.   How do you manage to keep your own style, through working with a lot of different styles and being dressed by many different people?   Honestly, I think this is all because I've covered so many different ranges of fashion over the years, kind of because we started as young as we did in the band. You grow through your fashion at one stage or another, there were different elements of stuff that I've dressed along the way. So there's always something I can draw back to. The time I got it the most right was when it was the most simple and it was towards the end of the band. And then I kind of went off on trying different, new things. When I started off being a solo artist, being so nervous about presenting just myself to a fanbase and the world, I think I was kind of hiding behind as many things as possible. It was all the gold chains and sunglasses and everyting else, which was kind of me trying to create my own character, but it wasn't really me. But now I really have grown with fashion and I'm really happy that I made all those different mistakes.    What does HUGO mean to you?   I'd worn a few of different HUGO suits, different things on catwalks. I think in one element, it was just really perfect for me. And when we kind of made this brand partnership together, it just made complete sense to me. A lot of the pieces just cater to everything that I wear actually, which is really good. And it is exactly how I want to dress.   What can we expect from you in the future, are there any other collaborations with HUGO already on the horizon?    Yeah, there's a few things that we've already shot which are very fun and quite exciting. There's another collection that we're gonna make as well. Another one of the two, I think, at the moment. So lots of different things. And I can't help it, the more I go on HUGO's website and look at what's been made, where they're going next with things, I just start print screening and trying to design things. I mean, I'm really enjoying doing this at the moment, so I hope I get to do it for quite a long time.   Was there anything specifically, any idea, that you wanted to do that didn't come to life and you were hoping it would?    The problem that we had at this point was the timing, because we wanted to get it done for this specific period. It's great that the team worked as hard as they did because we got everything finished, but it was hard to do. There were so many different things that we had ideas for. And my problem is, I have like a million ideas. So if an idea gets left behind, it might get left way behind, because I'll think of something else that I like more. There was a lot of different pieces, especially more streetwear jackets. But I think I'm bringing that more into the second collection.   How different is it to design then to write a song?   I've always liked drawing and as soon as we've made the first collection, I went home and started drawing bunch of logos, different colors and things and seeing what went together, because when drawing, you can make as many mistakes as you want. I think that's kind of similar in songwriting, you can re-record it and re-record it  until you go »I like that a little bit more«, which is quite nice. It is a different sector. When drawing, your eyes just know when something goes together. Whereas the music is more of a feeling, like how does that song make you feel in a certain way or when you sing this line. I think that's the difference.  We sat down also with HUGO's creative director, Bart De Backer, a Belgian designer, who's in charge of designing BOSS younger brother brand's menswear.  HUGO is a brand with fashion forward approach, aiming for younger customers. From  the signature tailored suits to incorporating today's streetwear philosophy, HUGO is mixing together different styles and creating something new. 10 years in the future, what changes would you like to see in the world? What I would like to see is free health care, free education, more equality and less plastic. For people to be more considerate of what we use the plastic for.   What makes HUGO unique in your words? For me that's a brand that always challenged the status quo in a bit classic mindset in a way. When we started the brand started to wear sneakers under suits, we had tailored jackets with denims. Then we started to mix tailoring with sportswear and now we actually go completely into the whole mix master idea. An example for this is creating a platform for self expression, that makes people who buy HUGO wanna wear HUGO just how they want to wear it, we're not gonna tell them how they should wear it.  Recently, we started blurring the boundaries between the menswear and womenswear, in the last 3 – 4 collections we created unisex styles, so we actually invite our customers to not only check one side of the shop, but also the other side. This is a new thing we are working on and esentially something we always did with HUGO. Something that was seen as established, we question and we start challenging. This is something that is current, but also we are gonna try to introduce it more into the mainstream. What you have now is still a niche of people and our reach as a brand is quite big.    What are your next projects and which one you're most excited about? That's a thing I can not really talk about, it's still »under construction«. But the thing is, in general with every collection we try to collaborate with a lot of people. The collections that I'm working on and are coming out now, we're always searching for talent and when we see a really good graphic designer or people who sketch quite nicely or a different way of making designs, then we try to collaborate with them. This is also in the spirit of HUGO as a platform for self expression, we are actually searching for talents that have their voice or their point of view on things.   Could you tell us a bit about the inspirations behind the next collection coming out for spring and summer 2020? I discovered that Bowie was living in Berlin in the 70s, from 1976 to 1979, where he recorded what I find one of his most innovative albums, Low, Lodger and Heroes. About that time he also strated to reinvent himself. What I liked about that whole inspiration is that he always tried to push something new, tried new things, mixing different styles together and this is what he did in Berlin, experimented and created kind of new ways of music. For me he is the ultimate mix master.  This was the inspiration of the collection. We mixed the Bowie heritage and the Bowie street style of the 70s with the Berlin of today, where the street style is still very influenced by 90s, but is also very US heritage. The Bowie tailoring was very important and what we did in this collection is actually looking at the suit itself, kind of in a different way. What I wanted to do and did in this collection is looking at the very basic philosophy and use that as a starting point, where the suit has the top and bottom in the same fabric, with placing this in the time of today, where leisure wear is dominant. Everybody dresses down at the moment. I took a track suit as a starting point and gave it to my pattern designer of tailoring and I asked him »Please take the heritage techniques from tailoring and make a track suit«. What we developed was a tailored version of a track suit. What I think is in the future of suits, what is our heritage, what I believe is our future direction is the new idea of the suit, that is more leisure, more fitted to the lifestyle of all, also the young kids today. People wanna look cool, they still wanna look very valuable and they don't wanna feel forced into wearing a suit.  We started to work together with the Estate of Bowie and we have a little capsule where we actually use the pictures of Bowie on our clothing. The cover of Heroes album, together with Bowie's quote is a very nice piece from the collection. We also worked a lot around the silhouettes of David Bowie, we focused a lot on the fabric, but always with a little twist, because Bowie always wore suits in brighter colors, which were a bit loud, but he could wear it one way or another, he made it work.   What trends do you see shape the future of menswear? Dressing up becomes more important, but I don't think it will translate automatically in more tailoring. Tailoring will take a different place in mens wardrobe. We try to have new silhouettes, the way of dressing will have a very leisure shape. The tailored jacket  is an element you can use even in a very street inspired look. I think the formal and leisure styles will blend more.   How does HUGO differentiate itself from BOSS? It's a very different brand. In the past we were more like brothers, but now we are really a different brand. We talk differently to our consumer, the way we build our collections is completely different. For me, BOSS is a more established approach, where we question everything that is established. Brand HUGO by istself is also a brand that is based on self-expression, that means people who buy HUGO can actually wear it how they want to and they can experiment with it and try new things. For me this is a completely different philosophy.    How much do you think sustainability gives importance to fashion, now in 2019? I think it will gain more and more importance. We're also working on it in very different projects, so when we design, we think differently about things. I'm also reducing my collections, like the sizing of things becomes smaller, we get much more focused on our products and of course we are working into a different way of design, more long term design.  Also, a very interesting thing about young designers. Some time ago I talked to a teacher at Royal College in London and there they already see that young generations , the future designers are already thinking in the long term, what will happen when they design, what will be the effects on the environment. In HUGO we also started going into that mindset. Shot by photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott inside an apartment in Berlin, the new campaign features Liam in signature styles from the brand’s underwear line. The musician and his model counterpart, interpret a young couple who have escaped to Berlin with the paparazzi hot on their tails.   “I feel lucky that as the face of HUGO, I get to front iconic campaigns such as this. It’s been an amazing experience to work with such an incredibly talented group of people,” says Liam.   In one hyper-saturated image, Liam is seen standing on a bed, wearing boxer briefs woven with the HUGO logo across the waistband. In a black and white shot, he poses for Maxwell as she captures his likeness on film. Perhaps the most intimate of all the images, shows the pair intertwined on the bed, while she wears his underwear and he wears nothing at all.   The bodywear range, comprised of trunks, boxer briefs, and tank tops borrows from the motif-heavy aesthetic of the core collection. Underwear styles are topped with waistbands in signature HUGO red with statement contrast logos, and sporty tank tops have vertical logos stitched onto their hemlines. When two worlds collide, when fashion intertwines with a whole new world, it connects its DNA with music. HUGO BOSS, a German men's leading fashion brand has chosen Liam Payne as their new HUGO global brand ambassador. And we had a chance to speak to Liam about the collaboration   You said fashion started as a hobby for you. Now here we are, with you collaborating on an exclusive new capsule and being the first global brand ambassador for HUGO. What went through your head when you got this news?   I mean, it just even seems weird looking at my name, seeing my name on the label of some clothing, which is nice, but just weird at the same time. When I first heard that we were going to be doing it, I was just thinking about how many amazing people HUGO BOSS has had over the years, so many great names and different people that I look up to and watch on the big screen, like Ryan Reynolds or Chris Hemsworth. Being the first one for HUGO is just amazing. When I found out more into the way everything was working, that we were making clothes, not just trying them on, this was really cool. When I was on the way to the first design meeting, I was in the car and I didn't really know what to expect. But as soon as we sat down and started looking at different drawings and different designs and things that were possible, it all became really fun and it drew me in.    You collaborated with HUGO on an exclusive "HUGO x Liam Payne capsule". What was the most exciting part of being involved in the desig process of this collection?   I think just coming up with new ideas, it's quite fun. There's loads of different printing techniques that they've not actually done before. And there's actually a pocket now on the joggers that they've nicknamed »the Liam Pocket«, because I always used to drop my phone and smashed it. So we not only have a zip pocket inside the jogger pocket, but they started putting it across a bunch of different pieces even in their collection now as well. This is actually the most exciting thing for me, when you figure something out that hasn't really been figured out very much before.    The capsule was just revealed at this year's Berlin Fashion Week, accompanied with your performance. How do you look at people's reaction to your collection with HUGO?    This is completely new territory for me. I think I'm most happy with the fact that when we designed everything, it's quite subtle and that my name is not anywhere in these pieces, except on the label inside. Not that I'm trying to hide myself or anything, but I just think that people who shop HUGO, should be able to walk into HUGO and still shop HUGO, whether or not I made it. I think that as someone who's designing the clothes, it's not your job to make sure that your name is everywhere. It's your job to make sure that the the blend between what is you and what is the brand fits so well, that people will mistakenly buy it, not even knowing that it was a piece of my collection.   You were also named as the new face of HUGO Bodywear campaign. How does it feel to be the a part of a first partnership of this kind for HUGO, linking the fashion world with music?   It was really good, it was fun. It was a lot of hours in the gym to get that shoot done, which now I'm back on my training schedule again. It was nice to go to the gym with the goal of what you're gonna be doing, because I know everybody wants to look at the people on the boxes.  The shoot was really amazing. Get to shoot all of this with Mert & Marcus was just the best thing ever. When they took the first picture, I was so stressed because of being in underwear in front of loads of people, but working with them, they took the pressure off. And I don't know what it is about them, but just the slightest move they make you do and the way they place you within the shot, the way they actually direct you within the scene, it's super easy to work with them. All of the poses that I've been doing over the years, I've just been doing it so wrong.   How would you describe the style of "HUGO x Liam Payne capsule"?   It's definitely smart casual and a bit more loose. I think it's quite nice as well. When we were designing the capsule, obviously it was so heavily designed around me and stuff that I wear and the way that I wear things. In the way we designed the joggers or the way that the hoodie fits or whatever else, I think is definitely my fit on a lot of the things. Some of it's has a bit of streetwear in there, but most of it's kind of smart casual.   How do you manage to keep your own style, through working with a lot of different styles and being dressed by many different people?   Honestly, I think this is all because I've covered so many different ranges of fashion over the years, kind of because we started as young as we did in the band. You grow through your fashion at one stage or another, there were different elements of stuff that I've dressed along the way. So there's always something I can draw back to. The time I got it the most right was when it was the most simple and it was towards the end of the band. And then I kind of went off on trying different, new things. When I started off being a solo artist, being so nervous about presenting just myself to a fanbase and the world, I think I was kind of hiding behind as many things as possible. It was all the gold chains and sunglasses and everyting else, which was kind of me trying to create my own character, but it wasn't really me. But now I really have grown with fashion and I'm really happy that I made all those different mistakes.    What does HUGO mean to you?   I'd worn a few of different HUGO suits, different things on catwalks. I think in one element, it was just really perfect for me. And when we kind of made this brand partnership together, it just made complete sense to me. A lot of the pieces just cater to everything that I wear actually, which is really good. And it is exactly how I want to dress.   What can we expect from you in the future, are there any other collaborations with HUGO already on the horizon?    Yeah, there's a few things that we've already shot which are very fun and quite exciting. There's another collection that we're gonna make as well. Another one of the two, I think, at the moment. So lots of different things. And I can't help it, the more I go on HUGO's website and look at what's been made, where they're going next with things, I just start print screening and trying to design things. I mean, I'm really enjoying doing this at the moment, so I hope I get to do it for quite a long time.   Was there anything specifically, any idea, that you wanted to do that didn't come to life and you were hoping it would?    The problem that we had at this point was the timing, because we wanted to get it done for this specific period. It's great that the team worked as hard as they did because we got everything finished, but it was hard to do. There were so many different things that we had ideas for. And my problem is, I have like a million ideas. So if an idea gets left behind, it might get left way behind, because I'll think of something else that I like more. There was a lot of different pieces, especially more streetwear jackets. But I think I'm bringing that more into the second collection.   How different is it to design then to write a song?   I've always liked drawing and as soon as we've made the first collection, I went home and started drawing bunch of logos, different colors and things and seeing what went together, because when drawing, you can make as many mistakes as you want. I think that's kind of similar in songwriting, you can re-record it and re-record it  until you go »I like that a little bit more«, which is quite nice. It is a different sector. When drawing, your eyes just know when something goes together. Whereas the music is more of a feeling, like how does that song make you feel in a certain way or when you sing this line. I think that's the difference.  We sat down also with HUGO's creative director, Bart De Backer, a Belgian designer, who's in charge of designing BOSS younger brother brand's menswear.  HUGO is a brand with fashion forward approach, aiming for younger customers. From  the signature tailored suits to incorporating today's streetwear philosophy, HUGO is mixing together different styles and creating something new. 10 years in the future, what changes would you like to see in the world? What I would like to see is free health care, free education, more equality and less plastic. For people to be more considerate of what we use the plastic for.   What makes HUGO unique in your words? For me that's a brand that always challenged the status quo in a bit classic mindset in a way. When we started the brand started to wear sneakers under suits, we had tailored jackets with denims. Then we started to mix tailoring with sportswear and now we actually go completely into the whole mix master idea. An example for this is creating a platform for self expression, that makes people who buy HUGO wanna wear HUGO just how they want to wear it, we're not gonna tell them how they should wear it.  Recently, we started blurring the boundaries between the menswear and womenswear, in the last 3 – 4 collections we created unisex styles, so we actually invite our customers to not only check one side of the shop, but also the other side. This is a new thing we are working on and esentially something we always did with HUGO. Something that was seen as established, we question and we start challenging. This is something that is current, but also we are gonna try to introduce it more into the mainstream. What you have now is still a niche of people and our reach as a brand is quite big.    What are your next projects and which one you're most excited about? That's a thing I can not really talk about, it's still »under construction«. But the thing is, in general with every collection we try to collaborate with a lot of people. The collections that I'm working on and are coming out now, we're always searching for talent and when we see a really good graphic designer or people who sketch quite nicely or a different way of making designs, then we try to collaborate with them. This is also in the spirit of HUGO as a platform for self expression, we are actually searching for talents that have their voice or their point of view on things.   Could you tell us a bit about the inspirations behind the next collection coming out for spring and summer 2020? I discovered that Bowie was living in Berlin in the 70s, from 1976 to 1979, where he recorded what I find one of his most innovative albums, Low, Lodger and Heroes. About that time he also strated to reinvent himself. What I liked about that whole inspiration is that he always tried to push something new, tried new things, mixing different styles together and this is what he did in Berlin, experimented and created kind of new ways of music. For me he is the ultimate mix master.  This was the inspiration of the collection. We mixed the Bowie heritage and the Bowie street style of the 70s with the Berlin of today, where the street style is still very influenced by 90s, but is also very US heritage. The Bowie tailoring was very important and what we did in this collection is actually looking at the suit itself, kind of in a different way. What I wanted to do and did in this collection is looking at the very basic philosophy and use that as a starting point, where the suit has the top and bottom in the same fabric, with placing this in the time of today, where leisure wear is dominant. Everybody dresses down at the moment. I took a track suit as a starting point and gave it to my pattern designer of tailoring and I asked him »Please take the heritage techniques from tailoring and make a track suit«. What we developed was a tailored version of a track suit. What I think is in the future of suits, what is our heritage, what I believe is our future direction is the new idea of the suit, that is more leisure, more fitted to the lifestyle of all, also the young kids today. People wanna look cool, they still wanna look very valuable and they don't wanna feel forced into wearing a suit.  We started to work together with the Estate of Bowie and we have a little capsule where we actually use the pictures of Bowie on our clothing. The cover of Heroes album, together with Bowie's quote is a very nice piece from the collection. We also worked a lot around the silhouettes of David Bowie, we focused a lot on the fabric, but always with a little twist, because Bowie always wore suits in brighter colors, which were a bit loud, but he could wear it one way or another, he made it work.   What trends do you see shape the future of menswear? Dressing up becomes more important, but I don't think it will translate automatically in more tailoring. Tailoring will take a different place in mens wardrobe. We try to have new silhouettes, the way of dressing will have a very leisure shape. The tailored jacket  is an element you can use even in a very street inspired look. I think the formal and leisure styles will blend more.   How does HUGO differentiate itself from BOSS? It's a very different brand. In the past we were more like brothers, but now we are really a different brand. We talk differently to our consumer, the way we build our collections is completely different. For me, BOSS is a more established approach, where we question everything that is established. Brand HUGO by istself is also a brand that is based on self-expression, that means people who buy HUGO can actually wear it how they want to and they can experiment with it and try new things. For me this is a completely different philosophy.    How much do you think sustainability gives importance to fashion, now in 2019? I think it will gain more and more importance. We're also working on it in very different projects, so when we design, we think differently about things. I'm also reducing my collections, like the sizing of things becomes smaller, we get much more focused on our products and of course we are working into a different way of design, more long term design.  Also, a very interesting thing about young designers. Some time ago I talked to a teacher at Royal College in London and there they already see that young generations , the future designers are already thinking in the long term, what will happen when they design, what will be the effects on the environment. In HUGO we also started going into that mindset. Shot by photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott inside an apartment in Berlin, the new campaign features Liam in signature styles from the brand’s underwear line. The musician and his model counterpart, interpret a young couple who have escaped to Berlin with the paparazzi hot on their tails.   “I feel lucky that as the face of HUGO, I get to front iconic campaigns such as this. It’s been an amazing experience to work with such an incredibly talented group of people,” says Liam.   In one hyper-saturated image, Liam is seen standing on a bed, wearing boxer briefs woven with the HUGO logo across the waistband. In a black and white shot, he poses for Maxwell as she captures his likeness on film. Perhaps the most intimate of all the images, shows the pair intertwined on the bed, while she wears his underwear and he wears nothing at all.   The bodywear range, comprised of trunks, boxer briefs, and tank tops borrows from the motif-heavy aesthetic of the core collection. Underwear styles are topped with waistbands in signature HUGO red with statement contrast logos, and sporty tank tops have vertical logos stitched onto their hemlines.

Sonos introduces The Brilliant Sound Experience and Sonos Move
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Sonos introduces The Brilliant Sound Experience and Sonos Move

Design Experience music from the inside out as some of the world’s most exciting artists - including The National and slowthai - come together for an immersive, multi-sensory experience. This year, Sonos is celebrating the arrival of the Google Assistant on the Sonos system with The Brilliant Sound Experience: an immersive, multi-sensory exhibition featuring the brilliant sound of Sonos, guided by the smart control of Google Assistant. Highlighting new music and perspectives from The National and slowthai, The Brilliant Sound Experiencewill uncover the key elements that make up brilliant sound – letting you hear, feel, and see it first-hand. The Brilliant Sound Experience At Sonos, we want to inspire the world to listen better, which is why this sonic experience explores how sound works, how it layers into music, and why that music resonates with us on an emotional level. Guests of The Brilliant Sound Experience will see sound visualized in light, physically stepping inside the inner workings of a song.    Main Room: Structure of a Song -  The National and slowthai When does sound become music? How do different sounds come together to make a song? In the main room, guests will be invited to explore the dynamic and layered composition of tracks created by The National, ‘Rylan’ from new album I Am Easy To Find, and slowthai’s exclusive new single ‘Toaster’ from his debut album There’s Nothing Great About Britain, taking guests through multiple soundwave-producing “instruments.”   “For many of our fans, ‘Rylan’ has taken on a life of its own. It’s great we’re able to give people the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the song - both audibly and visually - through The Brilliant Sound Experience,”said Scott Devendorf, The National.   Room 2: Emotion of Music feat. select tracks from Beggars Group catalogue Music has the unique ability to make us laugh or cry unexpectedly, which is why this second room will have guests don an EEG headband while listening to evocative songs from the iconic Beggars Group labels (4AD, Matador, Rough Trade Records, XL Recordings and Young Turks) to better understand their brain’s responses to songs that represent a spectrum of emotions.   “Music has the unique ability to make us feel more deeply, and for us to be able to leverage our catalogue of artists in partnership with Sonos to tap into those powerful emotions is incredibly exciting. We have thoughtfully curated emotionally-driven playlists and hope fans will be delighted and surprised by the eclectic mix of artists,” said Sonya Kolowrat, VP of Communications and Press + US Head Of Catalog, Beggars Group.   Following that,  Sonos takes its first step out of the home with Sonos Move, a durable, battery-powered smart speaker for great sound indoors, outdoors, and on the go. A full part of the Sonos system on WiFi with the added range of Bluetooth, Move is a powerful speaker that resets the bar for portable speakers which is perfect as a holiday gift. Sonos Move, is a product that marks the company’s first step outside the home. Building on years of innovation in home audio to unlock the potential for great sound anywhere, Move is a powerful, versatile smart speaker that sounds incredible indoors, outdoors, and on the go. Move represents the best of the Sonos software platform and ecosystem of partners, and supports more than a hundred streaming services, multiple voice assistants, AirPlay2, and more. Available globally this September, Move is one of three new products from Sonos launching this fall, joined by Sonos Port and Sonos One SL, further building on the company’s smart system of speakers and components that prioritizes choice for customers. More on sonos.com Experience music from the inside out as some of the world’s most exciting artists - including The National and slowthai - come together for an immersive, multi-sensory experience. This year, Sonos is celebrating the arrival of the Google Assistant on the Sonos system with The Brilliant Sound Experience: an immersive, multi-sensory exhibition featuring the brilliant sound of Sonos, guided by the smart control of Google Assistant. Highlighting new music and perspectives from The National and slowthai, The Brilliant Sound Experiencewill uncover the key elements that make up brilliant sound – letting you hear, feel, and see it first-hand. The Brilliant Sound Experience At Sonos, we want to inspire the world to listen better, which is why this sonic experience explores how sound works, how it layers into music, and why that music resonates with us on an emotional level. Guests of The Brilliant Sound Experience will see sound visualized in light, physically stepping inside the inner workings of a song.    Main Room: Structure of a Song -  The National and slowthai When does sound become music? How do different sounds come together to make a song? In the main room, guests will be invited to explore the dynamic and layered composition of tracks created by The National, ‘Rylan’ from new album I Am Easy To Find, and slowthai’s exclusive new single ‘Toaster’ from his debut album There’s Nothing Great About Britain, taking guests through multiple soundwave-producing “instruments.”   “For many of our fans, ‘Rylan’ has taken on a life of its own. It’s great we’re able to give people the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the song - both audibly and visually - through The Brilliant Sound Experience,”said Scott Devendorf, The National.   Room 2: Emotion of Music feat. select tracks from Beggars Group catalogue Music has the unique ability to make us laugh or cry unexpectedly, which is why this second room will have guests don an EEG headband while listening to evocative songs from the iconic Beggars Group labels (4AD, Matador, Rough Trade Records, XL Recordings and Young Turks) to better understand their brain’s responses to songs that represent a spectrum of emotions.   “Music has the unique ability to make us feel more deeply, and for us to be able to leverage our catalogue of artists in partnership with Sonos to tap into those powerful emotions is incredibly exciting. We have thoughtfully curated emotionally-driven playlists and hope fans will be delighted and surprised by the eclectic mix of artists,” said Sonya Kolowrat, VP of Communications and Press + US Head Of Catalog, Beggars Group.   Following that,  Sonos takes its first step out of the home with Sonos Move, a durable, battery-powered smart speaker for great sound indoors, outdoors, and on the go. A full part of the Sonos system on WiFi with the added range of Bluetooth, Move is a powerful speaker that resets the bar for portable speakers which is perfect as a holiday gift. Sonos Move, is a product that marks the company’s first step outside the home. Building on years of innovation in home audio to unlock the potential for great sound anywhere, Move is a powerful, versatile smart speaker that sounds incredible indoors, outdoors, and on the go. Move represents the best of the Sonos software platform and ecosystem of partners, and supports more than a hundred streaming services, multiple voice assistants, AirPlay2, and more. Available globally this September, Move is one of three new products from Sonos launching this fall, joined by Sonos Port and Sonos One SL, further building on the company’s smart system of speakers and components that prioritizes choice for customers. More on sonos.com

Interview with Dua Lipa x Pepe Jeans London
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Interview with Dua Lipa x Pepe Jeans London

Music Following the announcement from Pepe Jeans London earlier this year that Dua Lipa would be the face of its new spring/summer 2019 campaign, the partnership continues: Dua Lipa is collaborating with the denim brand for her first-ever capsule collection for autumn/winter 2019. Recently the singer officially celebrated the launch with a private party at Victoria House Basement, central London, set out to market-stall effect – the roots, of course, of Pepe Jeans London. “I’m so excited and so happy to be here and to see people having a good time, enjoying themselves and liking the collection. I couldn’t ask for more than this,” said Lipa, who wore one of her own shimmering chainmail looks as she took a tour around the party, stopping for photos and demonstrations at the sweets stalls and Pepe Jeans London Custom Studio along the way, while guests enjoyed Ciroc-based cocktails. “I’m really proud of this collection and it’s so nice to see it come to life.” The three-time Brit Award winner and double Grammy-award-winning singer-songwriter, known for her global hits and modern classic pop tracks, brings her own stylistic take to the Pepe Jeans London legacy; signature denim and laidback classics. We had a chance to speak with Dua Lipa about the collection. In developing this collection, what did you like most about the process: As this is the first time I have designed a capsule collection, I am so happy! I really loved delving into the archives of Pepe Jeans for inspiration, and having the creative freedom to reinterpret what I consider to be wardrobe staples. Creating a really great shaped t-shirt and the perfect fit jean was so fun to work on.  What was your inspiration for your collaboration with Pepe Jeans London? I was inspired by a mixture of the 1990s and  early 2000s – off duty supermodels, grunge club scene and festival vibes. Which pieces in this collection inspire you the most? A key piece for me is the metallic silver dress – it could be worn dressed down and grunge with heavy boots, or on a night out with heels and super glamourous. I love this versatility and day to night transition. You are an icon of feminism in the music industry. How does that part of you come through and inspire your design process? I definitely designed with my fans in mind and hope they all love the collection. Can't wait to see them wearing it!  Describe Pepe Jeans London in five words: Authentic, Fun, Fresh, British, Diverse. Describe your personal style: Experimental, colorful, and fun. Who are your style icons, who are you influenced by? I love Kate Moss, Drew Barrymore and Naomi Campbell in the 90s.  You grew up in London; did this have a big influence on your style? Absolutely, all the inspiration I had growing up in London I think has given me a bit more of an edge.  I think everyone has an idea of what London style means, it has a totally different feel to for instance Paris or Milan.  There’s something a bit more gritty about it. What are your staple wardrobe denim pieces? I love jeans in all different shapes & colors. You’ve had the opportunity to travel the world, experience new cultures, and meet new people. How have these experiences influenced your music? This is the biggest perk of my job, travelling the world , and singing for my fans and really connecting with them. I think life in all manners affects my music, I write about my experiences. Who were your music inspirations when you were growing up? Pink, Nelly Furtado, Alicia Keys. Who is inspiring you in music right now? El antiguo Outkast & Daft Punk. Does your music influence what you wear on stage? Yeah I feel like what I wear on stage is just another extension of my creativity. You are now such a successful female artist globally - how do you balance your work and your family life?  Whenever I have any spare moments in my schedule I’m spending it with my friends and family.  I try to find the time every day to do a bit of exercise to keep my head clear.  You are inspiring a young generation, your digital following is huge and growing - how do you manage this?  What do you think is the right balance with social media?  I think I’ve always been myself on social media which is really important in order that people really know what I’m about! For me now I try to find a balance with using my platform to speak up about things that are the most important to me and being a voice for my fans.  At the same time I find it really important to limit my time online so that I’m living in the present don’t allow other opinions to affect me negatively.  There can be a lot of negativity and you need to find a way to not let it bring you down and hinder your creativity.    Lipa’s collection for Pepe Jeans London draws inspiration from a mixture of styles from the 1990s and early 2000s, including off-duty supermodels, the grunge club scene as well as festival looks. Dua Lipa explored the archive of Pepe Jeans London to reinterpret pieces from this era and add a modern twist to create a capsule collection.   Having grown up with the brand and recalling childhood memories of her mother taking her to the Portobello store in London, this was an exciting step for Lipa to execute her creative vision and work alongside the expertise of the Pepe Jeans London design team to create this collection. Following the announcement from Pepe Jeans London earlier this year that Dua Lipa would be the face of its new spring/summer 2019 campaign, the partnership continues: Dua Lipa is collaborating with the denim brand for her first-ever capsule collection for autumn/winter 2019. Recently the singer officially celebrated the launch with a private party at Victoria House Basement, central London, set out to market-stall effect – the roots, of course, of Pepe Jeans London. “I’m so excited and so happy to be here and to see people having a good time, enjoying themselves and liking the collection. I couldn’t ask for more than this,” said Lipa, who wore one of her own shimmering chainmail looks as she took a tour around the party, stopping for photos and demonstrations at the sweets stalls and Pepe Jeans London Custom Studio along the way, while guests enjoyed Ciroc-based cocktails. “I’m really proud of this collection and it’s so nice to see it come to life.” The three-time Brit Award winner and double Grammy-award-winning singer-songwriter, known for her global hits and modern classic pop tracks, brings her own stylistic take to the Pepe Jeans London legacy; signature denim and laidback classics. We had a chance to speak with Dua Lipa about the collection. In developing this collection, what did you like most about the process: As this is the first time I have designed a capsule collection, I am so happy! I really loved delving into the archives of Pepe Jeans for inspiration, and having the creative freedom to reinterpret what I consider to be wardrobe staples. Creating a really great shaped t-shirt and the perfect fit jean was so fun to work on.  What was your inspiration for your collaboration with Pepe Jeans London? I was inspired by a mixture of the 1990s and  early 2000s – off duty supermodels, grunge club scene and festival vibes. Which pieces in this collection inspire you the most? A key piece for me is the metallic silver dress – it could be worn dressed down and grunge with heavy boots, or on a night out with heels and super glamourous. I love this versatility and day to night transition. You are an icon of feminism in the music industry. How does that part of you come through and inspire your design process? I definitely designed with my fans in mind and hope they all love the collection. Can't wait to see them wearing it!  Describe Pepe Jeans London in five words: Authentic, Fun, Fresh, British, Diverse. Describe your personal style: Experimental, colorful, and fun. Who are your style icons, who are you influenced by? I love Kate Moss, Drew Barrymore and Naomi Campbell in the 90s.  You grew up in London; did this have a big influence on your style? Absolutely, all the inspiration I had growing up in London I think has given me a bit more of an edge.  I think everyone has an idea of what London style means, it has a totally different feel to for instance Paris or Milan.  There’s something a bit more gritty about it. What are your staple wardrobe denim pieces? I love jeans in all different shapes & colors. You’ve had the opportunity to travel the world, experience new cultures, and meet new people. How have these experiences influenced your music? This is the biggest perk of my job, travelling the world , and singing for my fans and really connecting with them. I think life in all manners affects my music, I write about my experiences. Who were your music inspirations when you were growing up? Pink, Nelly Furtado, Alicia Keys. Who is inspiring you in music right now? El antiguo Outkast & Daft Punk. Does your music influence what you wear on stage? Yeah I feel like what I wear on stage is just another extension of my creativity. You are now such a successful female artist globally - how do you balance your work and your family life?  Whenever I have any spare moments in my schedule I’m spending it with my friends and family.  I try to find the time every day to do a bit of exercise to keep my head clear.  You are inspiring a young generation, your digital following is huge and growing - how do you manage this?  What do you think is the right balance with social media?  I think I’ve always been myself on social media which is really important in order that people really know what I’m about! For me now I try to find a balance with using my platform to speak up about things that are the most important to me and being a voice for my fans.  At the same time I find it really important to limit my time online so that I’m living in the present don’t allow other opinions to affect me negatively.  There can be a lot of negativity and you need to find a way to not let it bring you down and hinder your creativity.    Lipa’s collection for Pepe Jeans London draws inspiration from a mixture of styles from the 1990s and early 2000s, including off-duty supermodels, the grunge club scene as well as festival looks. Dua Lipa explored the archive of Pepe Jeans London to reinterpret pieces from this era and add a modern twist to create a capsule collection.   Having grown up with the brand and recalling childhood memories of her mother taking her to the Portobello store in London, this was an exciting step for Lipa to execute her creative vision and work alongside the expertise of the Pepe Jeans London design team to create this collection.

Interview with Alicia Keys : “Fame is worse than heroin…”
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Interview with Alicia Keys : “Fame is worse than heroin…”

Music Multi-award winning singer-songwriter Alicia Keys, the least ‘diva-ish’ of today’s R’n’B divas, gives Numéro the low down on paparazzi-loving celebs, the secret to selling 35 million records in an age when we’re downloading music for free, explains why fame is worse than heroin and how she so nearly called herself... Alicia Wild. Multi-award winning singer-songwriter Alicia Keys, the least ‘diva-ish’ of today’s R’n’B divas, gives Numéro the low down on paparazzi-loving celebs, the secret to selling 35 million records in an age when we’re downloading music for free, explains why fame is worse than heroin and how she so nearly called herself... Alicia Wild.

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