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In conversation with Harlow Rose Monroe
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In conversation with Harlow Rose Monroe

Fashion Exclusive interview with the face of Diesel's latest cmapaign Harlow Rose Monroe.   Who are you  and what is your profession?    My name is Harlow, I am originally from Calgary, one of the major cities in Canada), and I now live on the coast in the UK. I transitioned 6 years ago as of July 2020, and i am proud to be a transgender wome. I got discovered in 2017 by my amazing manager Chantale Nadeau and I started modelling (professionally) at the beginning of 2018.  I'm a living mannequin essentially; I get to transform into all these different characters and play dress up all day, its great! The other half is like marketing myself to clients, people in the fashion industry, and to the public. There's definitely a lot more that goes into it but that’s some of the basics.       How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion?    As awful as this virus is, I’d like to think it'll have a positive effect on the industry. In the short term it'll definitely slow everything down a bit. We all have to protect ourselves and others around us. As things start to return to normal there's still going to be a lot of social distancing and regulations that we have to follow to keep everyone safe. Just the way we do things is going to be really different, there are usually so many people on set to shoot a campaign or an editorial but we will have to adjust to having fewer people and take on more ourselves. Models, photographers, stylists, makeup artists, hair stylists, assistants, clients, and many others work really closely together, so we will have to find new ways to execute our jobs for the final product we as a team produce. I hope that the slowdown of the fashion industry continues into the long term. By slowing down, it gives designers and fashion houses more time to produce well thought out collections, and really gives them a chance to be more creative and explore their creativity. The same goes for how brands will advertise their products. They would have more time to come up with good concepts and how they’ll execute them. I think it's really important for the industry to slow down as we need to stop producing so much waist.  I think it has become very apparent to people within and outside of the fashion industry that we all need to do better. More than ever people are being more tactile with their shopping habits, they are buying more used and vintage clothes as well as only buying what they need. people want more quality pieces that will stand the test of time, I feel like people are shifting towards a more sustainable way of shopping and I think this pandemic in a way will force the industry to reflect that. People want to see the industry change; they want to see the industry reflect their shopping habits and their beliefs. a good way to do that is to slow down and stop producing so much.      How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?    I've spent most of my time in quarantine just hanging out with my boyfriend, renovating our house, cooking, watching Netflix and just being creative. I am extremely thankful that I am still able to create, I've mainly been experimenting with photography, mostly of myself but have managed to create some cool photos with just my phone and a few apps. I have sketched a bit as well but really wish I had my sewing machine as I have so much time on my hands it would be great to make some clothes again.       What does PRIDE mean to you?     To me it’s a time to celebrate and remember where we’ve come from, the hard ships we have faced as a community and how far we have come, and to stand and fight for our freedom to continue to have the rights we do have and to further the rights we deserve. Pride is a statement, we are saying that we are not afraid, we are proud, and we are here to stay. Pride is so important because it allows the LGBTQ+ community to come together globally, it helps us share our knowledge, story's and lift each other up. It's our time to feel heard and validated in a world where we still don’t have equality for all people.        What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   The best way to describe my daily beauty routine is simple. I don’t like to use too many products because my skin doesn't like it, but I also just want a few solid products that work really well for me, I like to keep it simple. Skin care is where I spend most of my time in my beauty routine. I actually use a lot of CeraVe products because they work really well, and it’s a bonus that they are quite inexpensive. For me I'd say the four products I can't go without are the foaming cleanser and the moisturizing lotion and cream from CeraVe and Cosrx’s BHA blackhead power liquid. After my skin care, I'm pretty much done, depending on what I'm doing I'll wear light makeup, and I'll just let my hair do its thing. When I was growing up, I was doing full on drag every day, so I've really come to appreciate simplicity.      What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   By far the coolest thing I've learnt in quarantine is how to surf, I'm still learning as this is only recently become a hobby. The past few weeks the beaches where I live have reopened so I've been spending a good amount of time in the ocean, still social distancing of course. I've been very lucky to haave such a great boyfriend who is willing to teach me.       Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   well I mentioned this earlier during the interview but I don't think a lot of people know this about me unless they know me from back home in Calgary. when I got to the point when I stopped caring about what others had to say and got sick of people telling me who i could and couldn't be, and how I should express myself I had like an explosion of creativity and fearlessness. I was still trying to figure out who I was but I finally had the power within myself to explore my gender identity to the fullest. I did that through drag, for years I would wake up early spend at least three hours getting ready every day. it was an EXTREAM look but I felt so powerful. drag is such an amazing thing, it really allows you to find something within yourself and just own it and not give a damn what anyone has to say about it.       What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes and why there?   One hundred percent the first place I'd travel to is Calgary to visit my family. I was planning on visiting them just as lockdown started so sadly, I had to cancel my trip.             What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?    it would have to be a song from the new Landy Gaga album Chromatica, it's hard to choose because there's like at least four songs I'm obsessed with on the album, but it would have to be Alice or Rain On Me. I honestly love this album so much because it brings me joy, it has such a good upbeat vibe that just really makes you want to dance. It's definitely something I think we all need in these dark times.  i do actually have a playlist to share, its one I created awhile back. it's called French Vanilla Fantasy, I'm still adding to it all the time, but it has a lot of good throwback songs. It's really nostalgic for me, it's a lot of Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé, X Tina, Paris Hilton, all those iconic pop queens. You can follow me on apple music @harlowrosemonroe and listen to the playlist.      What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?     The first thing I like to do when I wake up in the morning is make myself a cup of tea, then get back in bed and decide what I am going to do first. tea in bed is the best way to start any day! the last thing i like to do before bed is doing my night time skin care routine then snuggle up with my boyfriend.     How did the collaboration with Diesel arise? What is the feeling like for being a part of something so great?    I guess it first started like any other job really, my agency came to me with the opportunity, asked me how I felt about it and then a few days later i had a zoom meeting with Francois Rousselet the director. we talked about the project and my relation to the character, and we discussed what we hopped for this project and shared our excitement for it. a few days after that meeting I got the good news from my agency. I honestly have so many feelings in relation to this film, I am absolutely honoured to be a part of it and that Diesel wanted to create something like this and wanted me to be a part of it is truly such an amazing feeling. it was all around a wonderful experience with an amazing end result.      What does it mean to your community that you are a part of the campaign? And what is your message to them (us).    I'd like to think it means a lot. I can really only speak from my own point of view but there's something that just feels so different about this. like that things are really shifting. it's really nice to see such an iconic brand tell a story like this and share it with the world. It's nice to see the story of a trans person that doesn't involve struggle or oppression, it's nice to see a trans person who can accomplish a dream and live a happy and fulfilling life. I think it's great to share these positive story's because it gives our people and our communities hope that we can achieve what in some cases is still considered unachievable.  my message is we can do and be whoever we want to be, nothing should stand in our way of being who we are. all of us are beautiful in our own way and we should celebrate that. the best thing you can do to live a happy life is to celebrate yourself for who you really are, because you are beautiful and you deserve to be happy and free. spread love and kindness and stand up for equality because we all matter just as much as one another. Exclusive interview with the face of Diesel's latest cmapaign Harlow Rose Monroe.   Who are you  and what is your profession?    My name is Harlow, I am originally from Calgary, one of the major cities in Canada), and I now live on the coast in the UK. I transitioned 6 years ago as of July 2020, and i am proud to be a transgender wome. I got discovered in 2017 by my amazing manager Chantale Nadeau and I started modelling (professionally) at the beginning of 2018.  I'm a living mannequin essentially; I get to transform into all these different characters and play dress up all day, its great! The other half is like marketing myself to clients, people in the fashion industry, and to the public. There's definitely a lot more that goes into it but that’s some of the basics.       How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion?    As awful as this virus is, I’d like to think it'll have a positive effect on the industry. In the short term it'll definitely slow everything down a bit. We all have to protect ourselves and others around us. As things start to return to normal there's still going to be a lot of social distancing and regulations that we have to follow to keep everyone safe. Just the way we do things is going to be really different, there are usually so many people on set to shoot a campaign or an editorial but we will have to adjust to having fewer people and take on more ourselves. Models, photographers, stylists, makeup artists, hair stylists, assistants, clients, and many others work really closely together, so we will have to find new ways to execute our jobs for the final product we as a team produce. I hope that the slowdown of the fashion industry continues into the long term. By slowing down, it gives designers and fashion houses more time to produce well thought out collections, and really gives them a chance to be more creative and explore their creativity. The same goes for how brands will advertise their products. They would have more time to come up with good concepts and how they’ll execute them. I think it's really important for the industry to slow down as we need to stop producing so much waist.  I think it has become very apparent to people within and outside of the fashion industry that we all need to do better. More than ever people are being more tactile with their shopping habits, they are buying more used and vintage clothes as well as only buying what they need. people want more quality pieces that will stand the test of time, I feel like people are shifting towards a more sustainable way of shopping and I think this pandemic in a way will force the industry to reflect that. People want to see the industry change; they want to see the industry reflect their shopping habits and their beliefs. a good way to do that is to slow down and stop producing so much.      How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?    I've spent most of my time in quarantine just hanging out with my boyfriend, renovating our house, cooking, watching Netflix and just being creative. I am extremely thankful that I am still able to create, I've mainly been experimenting with photography, mostly of myself but have managed to create some cool photos with just my phone and a few apps. I have sketched a bit as well but really wish I had my sewing machine as I have so much time on my hands it would be great to make some clothes again.       What does PRIDE mean to you?     To me it’s a time to celebrate and remember where we’ve come from, the hard ships we have faced as a community and how far we have come, and to stand and fight for our freedom to continue to have the rights we do have and to further the rights we deserve. Pride is a statement, we are saying that we are not afraid, we are proud, and we are here to stay. Pride is so important because it allows the LGBTQ+ community to come together globally, it helps us share our knowledge, story's and lift each other up. It's our time to feel heard and validated in a world where we still don’t have equality for all people.        What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   The best way to describe my daily beauty routine is simple. I don’t like to use too many products because my skin doesn't like it, but I also just want a few solid products that work really well for me, I like to keep it simple. Skin care is where I spend most of my time in my beauty routine. I actually use a lot of CeraVe products because they work really well, and it’s a bonus that they are quite inexpensive. For me I'd say the four products I can't go without are the foaming cleanser and the moisturizing lotion and cream from CeraVe and Cosrx’s BHA blackhead power liquid. After my skin care, I'm pretty much done, depending on what I'm doing I'll wear light makeup, and I'll just let my hair do its thing. When I was growing up, I was doing full on drag every day, so I've really come to appreciate simplicity.      What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   By far the coolest thing I've learnt in quarantine is how to surf, I'm still learning as this is only recently become a hobby. The past few weeks the beaches where I live have reopened so I've been spending a good amount of time in the ocean, still social distancing of course. I've been very lucky to haave such a great boyfriend who is willing to teach me.       Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   well I mentioned this earlier during the interview but I don't think a lot of people know this about me unless they know me from back home in Calgary. when I got to the point when I stopped caring about what others had to say and got sick of people telling me who i could and couldn't be, and how I should express myself I had like an explosion of creativity and fearlessness. I was still trying to figure out who I was but I finally had the power within myself to explore my gender identity to the fullest. I did that through drag, for years I would wake up early spend at least three hours getting ready every day. it was an EXTREAM look but I felt so powerful. drag is such an amazing thing, it really allows you to find something within yourself and just own it and not give a damn what anyone has to say about it.       What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes and why there?   One hundred percent the first place I'd travel to is Calgary to visit my family. I was planning on visiting them just as lockdown started so sadly, I had to cancel my trip.             What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?    it would have to be a song from the new Landy Gaga album Chromatica, it's hard to choose because there's like at least four songs I'm obsessed with on the album, but it would have to be Alice or Rain On Me. I honestly love this album so much because it brings me joy, it has such a good upbeat vibe that just really makes you want to dance. It's definitely something I think we all need in these dark times.  i do actually have a playlist to share, its one I created awhile back. it's called French Vanilla Fantasy, I'm still adding to it all the time, but it has a lot of good throwback songs. It's really nostalgic for me, it's a lot of Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé, X Tina, Paris Hilton, all those iconic pop queens. You can follow me on apple music @harlowrosemonroe and listen to the playlist.      What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?     The first thing I like to do when I wake up in the morning is make myself a cup of tea, then get back in bed and decide what I am going to do first. tea in bed is the best way to start any day! the last thing i like to do before bed is doing my night time skin care routine then snuggle up with my boyfriend.     How did the collaboration with Diesel arise? What is the feeling like for being a part of something so great?    I guess it first started like any other job really, my agency came to me with the opportunity, asked me how I felt about it and then a few days later i had a zoom meeting with Francois Rousselet the director. we talked about the project and my relation to the character, and we discussed what we hopped for this project and shared our excitement for it. a few days after that meeting I got the good news from my agency. I honestly have so many feelings in relation to this film, I am absolutely honoured to be a part of it and that Diesel wanted to create something like this and wanted me to be a part of it is truly such an amazing feeling. it was all around a wonderful experience with an amazing end result.      What does it mean to your community that you are a part of the campaign? And what is your message to them (us).    I'd like to think it means a lot. I can really only speak from my own point of view but there's something that just feels so different about this. like that things are really shifting. it's really nice to see such an iconic brand tell a story like this and share it with the world. It's nice to see the story of a trans person that doesn't involve struggle or oppression, it's nice to see a trans person who can accomplish a dream and live a happy and fulfilling life. I think it's great to share these positive story's because it gives our people and our communities hope that we can achieve what in some cases is still considered unachievable.  my message is we can do and be whoever we want to be, nothing should stand in our way of being who we are. all of us are beautiful in our own way and we should celebrate that. the best thing you can do to live a happy life is to celebrate yourself for who you really are, because you are beautiful and you deserve to be happy and free. spread love and kindness and stand up for equality because we all matter just as much as one another.

Portraits by Kat Irlin
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Portraits by Kat Irlin

Portrait Exclusive portrait series Kat Irlin in New York City.   make-up by Joseph Carillo hair by Riad Azar model: Aamito Lagum Exclusive portrait series Kat Irlin in New York City.   make-up by Joseph Carillo hair by Riad Azar model: Aamito Lagum

Calvin Klein drops the new swimwear collection
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Calvin Klein drops the new swimwear collection

Fashion The summer temperatures draw us to the water. The perfect time for a new CALVIN KLEIN SWIMWEAR collection drop. This drop was shot with Bella Hadid, Solange van Doorn, Conor Fay and Malika El Masiouhi, by photographer Charlotte Wales. A swimwear collection that fits perfectly on your skin. The collection consists of multiple lines, each with their own characteristic features, for all body types.   There is a perfect-fit bathing suit or bikini for every woman, from curvy to petit. The quick-drying swim trunks for men have striking graphic logo branding and impressive, energetic color combinations. The styles range from sporty and classic to seductive and playful, with innovative lines that provide comfort for the beach and pool.     This season’s swimwear pieces feature bold designs and innovative technology. With a focus on striking details like bold logo taping, the dual-gender Core Monotape styles build on classic swimwear silhouettes. Core styles include women’s one-piece, bikini, and men’s trunks with ‘CALVIN KLEIN’ repeat logo taping down sides and waistbands.     The Black Feature collection focuses on premium fabrications and luxury design details to establish CALVIN KLEIN as the destination for premiumswimwear. This season’s offering includes black one- piece suits and wide logo waistbands combined with high shine fabrics for an elevated, streamlined silhouette.     The CK Wave collection feature new, playful design details in a recycled polyester blend fabric. Brightly colored onepiece, bikini, and trunks are embellished with colorful graphic prints of palm trees and neon text.      CK Curve is an evolution of the shaping, smoothing swimwear launched last Spring. The collection features strong logo graphics and body-accentuating designs for a wide range of fits.      Intense Power uses bold graphic logo branding and impactful, energetic color combinations in men’s and women’s offerings. While Core Offset provides men’s trunks made from an allover perforated fabric that is lightweight and fast drying.     The CALVIN KLEIN SWIMWEAR collection is now available at www.calvinklein.nl The summer temperatures draw us to the water. The perfect time for a new CALVIN KLEIN SWIMWEAR collection drop. This drop was shot with Bella Hadid, Solange van Doorn, Conor Fay and Malika El Masiouhi, by photographer Charlotte Wales. A swimwear collection that fits perfectly on your skin. The collection consists of multiple lines, each with their own characteristic features, for all body types.   There is a perfect-fit bathing suit or bikini for every woman, from curvy to petit. The quick-drying swim trunks for men have striking graphic logo branding and impressive, energetic color combinations. The styles range from sporty and classic to seductive and playful, with innovative lines that provide comfort for the beach and pool.     This season’s swimwear pieces feature bold designs and innovative technology. With a focus on striking details like bold logo taping, the dual-gender Core Monotape styles build on classic swimwear silhouettes. Core styles include women’s one-piece, bikini, and men’s trunks with ‘CALVIN KLEIN’ repeat logo taping down sides and waistbands.     The Black Feature collection focuses on premium fabrications and luxury design details to establish CALVIN KLEIN as the destination for premiumswimwear. This season’s offering includes black one- piece suits and wide logo waistbands combined with high shine fabrics for an elevated, streamlined silhouette.     The CK Wave collection feature new, playful design details in a recycled polyester blend fabric. Brightly colored onepiece, bikini, and trunks are embellished with colorful graphic prints of palm trees and neon text.      CK Curve is an evolution of the shaping, smoothing swimwear launched last Spring. The collection features strong logo graphics and body-accentuating designs for a wide range of fits.      Intense Power uses bold graphic logo branding and impactful, energetic color combinations in men’s and women’s offerings. While Core Offset provides men’s trunks made from an allover perforated fabric that is lightweight and fast drying.     The CALVIN KLEIN SWIMWEAR collection is now available at www.calvinklein.nl

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At home with Allie X
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At home with Allie X

Music During these times, we had a moment to chat with Allie X about her time during lockdown. Captured by Antonio Eugenio.     Who are you  and what is your profession?   I am someone always striving to find out who I am.  I am a creative. Meaning I like to make things.  I love beauty.  I love honesty.      How do you think Covid-19 will affect the music industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of music?    I can't see it not impacting the live industry and how close people stand at concerts.  I think we will see people leaving  major cities with the realization that so much can be done remotely. For me personally, this has really made me pause for thought and made me examine how I fit into the music industry.  It's given me perspective and made me want to change in some key ways. Perhaps it's affected other musicians in the same way.      How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   I started quarantine by trying a whole bunch of new things. Learning how to edit in premiere, making different kinds of at home content, Tik Tok haha.  I've stopped doing all that though and now am fully obsessed with renovating my hallway by myself. I've learned A LOT about home improvement.  I love the creativity, the empowerment, and the manual labour aspects.  It seems to be the perfect thing for me right now.         What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   It really varies depending on if I need to show my face publicly or not.  I've been "au naturel" for most of the quarantine especially since I put all my energy into DIY, because I just get covered in sawdust anyway haha. However, I am still very focused on skin and my skin has been really good lately.  Probably because I am so much less stressed and not on a plane every 2 weeks.  My current skin routine includes Yay For Earth skin balm, Retrouve Intensive Moisturizer and priming pads, Noto Facewash and Honey Girls Organic Regenerating Face Serum.       What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   How to build stuff like I mentioned before.         Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   Hmm I don't even have a resume... but something  a lot of people don't know is I LOVE getting a massage.       What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes and why there?   Italy, Amalfi Coast.  Dreaming about that.        What is your favorite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far?    My phone wallpaper is John Singer Sargent's Madame X... for obvious reasons I think haha.        Are you working on any new music and do you have any new releases coming up?   Some remixes!       Check out Allie on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alliex/?hl=en   During these times, we had a moment to chat with Allie X about her time during lockdown. Captured by Antonio Eugenio.     Who are you  and what is your profession?   I am someone always striving to find out who I am.  I am a creative. Meaning I like to make things.  I love beauty.  I love honesty.      How do you think Covid-19 will affect the music industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of music?    I can't see it not impacting the live industry and how close people stand at concerts.  I think we will see people leaving  major cities with the realization that so much can be done remotely. For me personally, this has really made me pause for thought and made me examine how I fit into the music industry.  It's given me perspective and made me want to change in some key ways. Perhaps it's affected other musicians in the same way.      How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   I started quarantine by trying a whole bunch of new things. Learning how to edit in premiere, making different kinds of at home content, Tik Tok haha.  I've stopped doing all that though and now am fully obsessed with renovating my hallway by myself. I've learned A LOT about home improvement.  I love the creativity, the empowerment, and the manual labour aspects.  It seems to be the perfect thing for me right now.         What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   It really varies depending on if I need to show my face publicly or not.  I've been "au naturel" for most of the quarantine especially since I put all my energy into DIY, because I just get covered in sawdust anyway haha. However, I am still very focused on skin and my skin has been really good lately.  Probably because I am so much less stressed and not on a plane every 2 weeks.  My current skin routine includes Yay For Earth skin balm, Retrouve Intensive Moisturizer and priming pads, Noto Facewash and Honey Girls Organic Regenerating Face Serum.       What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   How to build stuff like I mentioned before.         Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   Hmm I don't even have a resume... but something  a lot of people don't know is I LOVE getting a massage.       What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes and why there?   Italy, Amalfi Coast.  Dreaming about that.        What is your favorite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far?    My phone wallpaper is John Singer Sargent's Madame X... for obvious reasons I think haha.        Are you working on any new music and do you have any new releases coming up?   Some remixes!       Check out Allie on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alliex/?hl=en  

Exclusive Editorial "Eclipse"
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Exclusive Editorial "Eclipse"

Fashion Exclusive new editorial "Eclipse" captured by Daniel Archer.     TEAM CREDITS: Photographer: Daniel Archer Stylist: Paku Sukuda Model: Caren Jepkemei @ Titanium Managment Hair & Makeup: Kentaro Kondo Producer: Giorgio Tsintoukidis-Dirkx Exclusive new editorial "Eclipse" captured by Daniel Archer.     TEAM CREDITS: Photographer: Daniel Archer Stylist: Paku Sukuda Model: Caren Jepkemei @ Titanium Managment Hair & Makeup: Kentaro Kondo Producer: Giorgio Tsintoukidis-Dirkx

DAILY PAPER EXPLORES HARMONIZATION WITH ALIEN SPECIES IN THEIR END-OF-SEASON SS20 EDITORIAL
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DAILY PAPER EXPLORES HARMONIZATION WITH ALIEN SPECIES IN THEIR END-OF-SEASON SS20 EDITORIAL

Fashion Earlier this year, Daily Paper’s Spring/Summer 2020 campaign imagined how a future society could build the foundations of a new world. The concept motivates us to examine our multiple identities as the continuation of our collective movement into another realm. Combining ancient and future knowledge, all species can have a concept of a home that is endless, inclusive and universal according to Daily Paper.     Shot by Amsterdam based photographer Lois Cohen and styled by Indiana Roma Voss, the end-of-season ‘Alien Luv’ editorial seeks to redefine our perceptions of alien species through the topics of family, love and community. The images examine the subjective nature of beauty, and how our definition of physical attractiveness changes over time and between cultures. The editorial is accompanied by a short film by director Folkert Verdoorn, that explores the wider shifts in societal norms as alien species become integrated with humans and serves as a commentary on our vision towards race and culture. Leaving it up to the viewer to decide if we as humans, can allow our past mistakes to define us or if we can shift our consciousness, love each other and create a better future for all.       PHOTO CREDITS  Creative direction: @loisycohen & @indianaromavoss Photographer: @loisycohen Agent / Producer: @celinebrill at Cake Production manager: @victorgriffioen Production assistant: @nikedolman Photography assistant: @hyungbalkema Stylist: @indianaromavoss Stylist assistant: @leawilbrand Special effects / prosthetics: @toki_made Make up: Kathinka Gernant Make up assistant: @romy_legger Hair: @sikovanberkel Hair assistant: @patrickburhenne Hair assistant: Isa Hinloopen Talents: Amber van Oirschot @ambervanoirschot Reilly Do Rosario @reillyfreemn Imani Selina @imaniselina Aucilia Do Rosario Ottawa @ottawakwami Le Chayno @lechayno Berber Bruessing Philip van den Bosch Earlier this year, Daily Paper’s Spring/Summer 2020 campaign imagined how a future society could build the foundations of a new world. The concept motivates us to examine our multiple identities as the continuation of our collective movement into another realm. Combining ancient and future knowledge, all species can have a concept of a home that is endless, inclusive and universal according to Daily Paper.     Shot by Amsterdam based photographer Lois Cohen and styled by Indiana Roma Voss, the end-of-season ‘Alien Luv’ editorial seeks to redefine our perceptions of alien species through the topics of family, love and community. The images examine the subjective nature of beauty, and how our definition of physical attractiveness changes over time and between cultures. The editorial is accompanied by a short film by director Folkert Verdoorn, that explores the wider shifts in societal norms as alien species become integrated with humans and serves as a commentary on our vision towards race and culture. Leaving it up to the viewer to decide if we as humans, can allow our past mistakes to define us or if we can shift our consciousness, love each other and create a better future for all.       PHOTO CREDITS  Creative direction: @loisycohen & @indianaromavoss Photographer: @loisycohen Agent / Producer: @celinebrill at Cake Production manager: @victorgriffioen Production assistant: @nikedolman Photography assistant: @hyungbalkema Stylist: @indianaromavoss Stylist assistant: @leawilbrand Special effects / prosthetics: @toki_made Make up: Kathinka Gernant Make up assistant: @romy_legger Hair: @sikovanberkel Hair assistant: @patrickburhenne Hair assistant: Isa Hinloopen Talents: Amber van Oirschot @ambervanoirschot Reilly Do Rosario @reillyfreemn Imani Selina @imaniselina Aucilia Do Rosario Ottawa @ottawakwami Le Chayno @lechayno Berber Bruessing Philip van den Bosch

Saint Laurent releases their new campaign starring Lenny Kravitz
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Saint Laurent releases their new campaign starring Lenny Kravitz

Men SAINT LAURENT for FALL WINTER 20   Art Direction: Anthony Vaccarello Director: David Sims Talent: Lenny Kravitz     #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent @anthonyvaccarello SAINT LAURENT for FALL WINTER 20   Art Direction: Anthony Vaccarello Director: David Sims Talent: Lenny Kravitz     #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent @anthonyvaccarello

Daily Paper releases the new Spring & summer Kids campaign
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Daily Paper releases the new Spring & summer Kids campaign

Fashion Daily Paper today launch their Spring Summer 2020 Kids campaign celebrating fatherhood through a series of portraits that offer a glimpse into the most intimate moments that fathers share with their children.   A Genuine Depiction of Fatherhood: Using our platform as a voice for positive black representation, the campaign highlights and honors the reality we see in our society - the overwhelming majority of husbands, brothers, sons & boyfriends who are balancing successful careers as artists and creatives whilst being exceptional fathers too. The editorial features a few of the London-based creatives who make up our extended tribe including Kida Kudz, Mark Maciver aka SliderCuts and Grooveguruu. To us, these men are not only our friends and family but are emblematic of what fatherhood should be.     A visual interpretation of the poem ‘Oh Child’ (referenced below) written by the multidisciplinary creative Florian Joahn, the series of photographs and accompanying film explores a central theme intrinsic to the father-child relationship – as their innocent yet naive child navigates their way through harsh realities of the modern world for the first time, a father has to make a choice between being their protector or granting them freedom. While being overprotective can rob a child of the freedom to grow and carve their own path through life, too much independence can leave a child vulnerable to a world that feels geared against them – this is the internal struggle faced by every father across the globe.     The Daily Paper’s SS20 Kids campaign visualizes a genuine depiction of fatherhood through the sincere and sober portrayal of the father-child relationship inside the home.    A Diverse Collection Designed for Babies and Children: The real stars of the editorial –  the adorable Enoch, Samuel, Makelo, and Aroko – are styled in selected pieces from the Daily Paper SS20 Kids collection. The unisex line of clothing is designed for all ages, from newborn to child, and consists of a range of rompers alongside comfy sport and swimwear focused silhouettes. Highlights include mini-me versions of iconic pieces like our ‘Tape Logo’ track pants alongside our ‘Alias’ tees to make for some seriously cute co-ordinated parent-child combinations.    Meanwhile, our swimwear offerings include a bucket hat with chin strap for all-day sun protection at the beach or poolside alongside matching swim shorts or swimsuits. For more formal occasions, we introduce vividly striped long-sleeve polos which were tailormade for matching daddy-daughter or son combos.      The forthcoming Daily Paper SS20 Kids line releases on June 19th, 12:00 PM CET at Daily Paper storefronts, select retailer The Bijenkorf in Amsterdam, and online at www.dailypaperclothing.com. Daily Paper today launch their Spring Summer 2020 Kids campaign celebrating fatherhood through a series of portraits that offer a glimpse into the most intimate moments that fathers share with their children.   A Genuine Depiction of Fatherhood: Using our platform as a voice for positive black representation, the campaign highlights and honors the reality we see in our society - the overwhelming majority of husbands, brothers, sons & boyfriends who are balancing successful careers as artists and creatives whilst being exceptional fathers too. The editorial features a few of the London-based creatives who make up our extended tribe including Kida Kudz, Mark Maciver aka SliderCuts and Grooveguruu. To us, these men are not only our friends and family but are emblematic of what fatherhood should be.     A visual interpretation of the poem ‘Oh Child’ (referenced below) written by the multidisciplinary creative Florian Joahn, the series of photographs and accompanying film explores a central theme intrinsic to the father-child relationship – as their innocent yet naive child navigates their way through harsh realities of the modern world for the first time, a father has to make a choice between being their protector or granting them freedom. While being overprotective can rob a child of the freedom to grow and carve their own path through life, too much independence can leave a child vulnerable to a world that feels geared against them – this is the internal struggle faced by every father across the globe.     The Daily Paper’s SS20 Kids campaign visualizes a genuine depiction of fatherhood through the sincere and sober portrayal of the father-child relationship inside the home.    A Diverse Collection Designed for Babies and Children: The real stars of the editorial –  the adorable Enoch, Samuel, Makelo, and Aroko – are styled in selected pieces from the Daily Paper SS20 Kids collection. The unisex line of clothing is designed for all ages, from newborn to child, and consists of a range of rompers alongside comfy sport and swimwear focused silhouettes. Highlights include mini-me versions of iconic pieces like our ‘Tape Logo’ track pants alongside our ‘Alias’ tees to make for some seriously cute co-ordinated parent-child combinations.    Meanwhile, our swimwear offerings include a bucket hat with chin strap for all-day sun protection at the beach or poolside alongside matching swim shorts or swimsuits. For more formal occasions, we introduce vividly striped long-sleeve polos which were tailormade for matching daddy-daughter or son combos.      The forthcoming Daily Paper SS20 Kids line releases on June 19th, 12:00 PM CET at Daily Paper storefronts, select retailer The Bijenkorf in Amsterdam, and online at www.dailypaperclothing.com.

GUCCI launches Off The Grid
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GUCCI launches Off The Grid

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

Maggie Maurer by Elizaveta Porodina
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Maggie Maurer by Elizaveta Porodina

Fashion Maggie Maurer captured by Elizaveta Porodina in our second edition.     TEAM CREDITS: photography ELIZAVETA PORODINA styling LISA JARVIS casting TIMOTEJ LETONJA talent MAGGIE MAURER at IMG hair artist: OLIVIER SCHAWALDER at BRYANT ARTISTS make-up artist: CECILE PARAVINA at BRYANT ARTISTS light director JOSEF BEYER set designer NICOLA SCARLINO set design assistant LOUISE PISSELET retouch SHERIFF POST-PRODUCTION DPT Maggie Maurer captured by Elizaveta Porodina in our second edition.     TEAM CREDITS: photography ELIZAVETA PORODINA styling LISA JARVIS casting TIMOTEJ LETONJA talent MAGGIE MAURER at IMG hair artist: OLIVIER SCHAWALDER at BRYANT ARTISTS make-up artist: CECILE PARAVINA at BRYANT ARTISTS light director JOSEF BEYER set designer NICOLA SCARLINO set design assistant LOUISE PISSELET retouch SHERIFF POST-PRODUCTION DPT

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

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

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