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Ninamounah releases the new Fall & Winter campaign
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Ninamounah releases the new Fall & Winter campaign

Fashion Meta·mor·pho·sis: a morphological mutation, a time of dramatic change in form and appearance, affecting the core of one’s being. After the completed metamorphosis the transformation becomes visible. From larva to cocoon, the organism finally enters its final stage. A time of sexual maturity.     Shapes and proportions carry both robust stillness and fluid movement, like a metamorphosing lobster. Adapting to its surroundings, our muse represents an infinite of possibilities. Motor references are visible in office wear, a shirt transforms into a high cut bodysuit. Draped looks are liquified into momentous designs.     Traditional shirting and tailoring comes with an exoskeleton of boning, creating dominant silhouettes and strong shoulders. A layered suit and a sleeveless puffer coat reference a protective shell still in the process of growth. Capturing a freedom of spirit, stereotypical staples are reinterpreted with a luxurious punk attitude. A matching shirt and tie combo paired with a hybrid of a pleated skirt and tailored trousers.     A disfigurement of the artisanal tradition. Pinstripe blues and blacks, herringbone browns and green and grey checks come in pure virgin wool and luxurious silks. Reinterpretations of the label’s key pieces, the garments are a natural extension of their archival counterparts. Ninamounah does not aim to reinvent itself drastically every new season, but chooses to slowly grow with time, opting to perfect and reinterpret its own core pieces. Pieces are constructed from deadstock fabrics otherwise destined for destruction or landfill. Our leather is reconstructed from discarded leather designer couches, meaning the skin has had a previous life. A hybrid of past and future.     CAMPAIGN: Taking Metamorphosis to its extreme, drastic proportions take solid shape in the FW20 campaign. Looks fit both men and women, and are moulded and reworked into elongated silhouettes. Tailoring should be like a second skin, growing and maturing together with the body over time, possibly taking on surreal shapes. Suiting is stretched to fit a model larger than life. The cast mostly consisting of family members of the team is captured in a village in the Netherlands, placing emphasis on the intimate and local bonds that are becoming increasingly important as we slow down our pace and look to put the familiar in new contexts.     TEAM: Photography WOODY BOS Art Direction FERDI SIBBEL Beauty DAVID KOPPELAAR   Talents: PUCK (Elvis Models) CHAIMA (Vein Agency) SIDHARTHA (Vein Agency) VALENTINE LOTUS MASUMI MARJOLEIN PIETER FOS     FW20 will be available at selected retailers: LN-CC (Online), Elevastor (Paris), Nolm (Sydney), Shyness (London), Raesthete (Shanghai), Worksout (Seoul), The Elephant (Tokyo), Megusta (Utrecht) and Margreeth Olsthoorn (Rotterdam). Meta·mor·pho·sis: a morphological mutation, a time of dramatic change in form and appearance, affecting the core of one’s being. After the completed metamorphosis the transformation becomes visible. From larva to cocoon, the organism finally enters its final stage. A time of sexual maturity.     Shapes and proportions carry both robust stillness and fluid movement, like a metamorphosing lobster. Adapting to its surroundings, our muse represents an infinite of possibilities. Motor references are visible in office wear, a shirt transforms into a high cut bodysuit. Draped looks are liquified into momentous designs.     Traditional shirting and tailoring comes with an exoskeleton of boning, creating dominant silhouettes and strong shoulders. A layered suit and a sleeveless puffer coat reference a protective shell still in the process of growth. Capturing a freedom of spirit, stereotypical staples are reinterpreted with a luxurious punk attitude. A matching shirt and tie combo paired with a hybrid of a pleated skirt and tailored trousers.     A disfigurement of the artisanal tradition. Pinstripe blues and blacks, herringbone browns and green and grey checks come in pure virgin wool and luxurious silks. Reinterpretations of the label’s key pieces, the garments are a natural extension of their archival counterparts. Ninamounah does not aim to reinvent itself drastically every new season, but chooses to slowly grow with time, opting to perfect and reinterpret its own core pieces. Pieces are constructed from deadstock fabrics otherwise destined for destruction or landfill. Our leather is reconstructed from discarded leather designer couches, meaning the skin has had a previous life. A hybrid of past and future.     CAMPAIGN: Taking Metamorphosis to its extreme, drastic proportions take solid shape in the FW20 campaign. Looks fit both men and women, and are moulded and reworked into elongated silhouettes. Tailoring should be like a second skin, growing and maturing together with the body over time, possibly taking on surreal shapes. Suiting is stretched to fit a model larger than life. The cast mostly consisting of family members of the team is captured in a village in the Netherlands, placing emphasis on the intimate and local bonds that are becoming increasingly important as we slow down our pace and look to put the familiar in new contexts.     TEAM: Photography WOODY BOS Art Direction FERDI SIBBEL Beauty DAVID KOPPELAAR   Talents: PUCK (Elvis Models) CHAIMA (Vein Agency) SIDHARTHA (Vein Agency) VALENTINE LOTUS MASUMI MARJOLEIN PIETER FOS     FW20 will be available at selected retailers: LN-CC (Online), Elevastor (Paris), Nolm (Sydney), Shyness (London), Raesthete (Shanghai), Worksout (Seoul), The Elephant (Tokyo), Megusta (Utrecht) and Margreeth Olsthoorn (Rotterdam).

Daily Paper Launches Fall/Winter 2020 Main Line This Friday: Memoirs of a Parallel Universe
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Daily Paper Launches Fall/Winter 2020 Main Line This Friday: Memoirs of a Parallel Universe

Fashion Introducing the second drop of our latest Fall/Winter 2020 collection, presented as the Comic Book ‘Memoirs of a Parallel Universe’. Highlighting the Comic Book as one of the collection's key seasonal print, it is referenced on an array of styles including lasered-on denim, jacquard suits, and two-toned split shirts. The color palette ranges from bright green, purple, and red to soft pink, rusty orange, and darker tones on new yet timeless silhouettes, including fitted trenchcoats, and tailored puff-sleeved shirts.   Follow the lives of four fantastical characters - HoH, Nana, Yannayi, and Massassi - as we continue to explore a new world. Their four stories are directly referenced in our Fall/Winter 2020 collection, with each of the characters expressing their own style which is reflected in the collection.    The complete FW20 collection is available on September 4, at 12 PM CET worldwide and will be available throughout 2020.      Introducing the second drop of our latest Fall/Winter 2020 collection, presented as the Comic Book ‘Memoirs of a Parallel Universe’. Highlighting the Comic Book as one of the collection's key seasonal print, it is referenced on an array of styles including lasered-on denim, jacquard suits, and two-toned split shirts. The color palette ranges from bright green, purple, and red to soft pink, rusty orange, and darker tones on new yet timeless silhouettes, including fitted trenchcoats, and tailored puff-sleeved shirts.   Follow the lives of four fantastical characters - HoH, Nana, Yannayi, and Massassi - as we continue to explore a new world. Their four stories are directly referenced in our Fall/Winter 2020 collection, with each of the characters expressing their own style which is reflected in the collection.    The complete FW20 collection is available on September 4, at 12 PM CET worldwide and will be available throughout 2020.     

Exclusive Editorial "Pink Lake"
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Exclusive Editorial "Pink Lake"

Men Exclusive digital editorial, captured by Sergey Vasiliev.     TEAM CREDITS: Photographer Sergey Vasiliev @sergeyvasiliev1 Style Eugenie Skvarska @skvarska MUA Hair Oksana Cherepania @otosanta Model Sergiy Kakula (Boys Boys Management) @sergiykakula @boysb Exclusive digital editorial, captured by Sergey Vasiliev.     TEAM CREDITS: Photographer Sergey Vasiliev @sergeyvasiliev1 Style Eugenie Skvarska @skvarska MUA Hair Oksana Cherepania @otosanta Model Sergiy Kakula (Boys Boys Management) @sergiykakula @boysb

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Exclusive Editorial "Duality"
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Exclusive Editorial "Duality"

Fashion On the precipice of the new age of gender identity ; “Duality” explores the the many facets of the human experience, in a world where dresses are no longer mommy’s toy, you have yin in every bit of yang.   Directed by Nikolai Kokanovic and photographed by Michal Rzepecki, Jacob Morton deconstructs our preconceived notions of masculinity, styled by the legendary Lisa Jarvis. Full video is now live on our Instagram.   Fashion credits ; Marni & Yoji Yamamoto  On the precipice of the new age of gender identity ; “Duality” explores the the many facets of the human experience, in a world where dresses are no longer mommy’s toy, you have yin in every bit of yang.   Directed by Nikolai Kokanovic and photographed by Michal Rzepecki, Jacob Morton deconstructs our preconceived notions of masculinity, styled by the legendary Lisa Jarvis. Full video is now live on our Instagram.   Fashion credits ; Marni & Yoji Yamamoto 

A new twist to the FENDI rooftop performances celebrating the power of self-expression  with Alton Mason and his Peekaboo bag
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A new twist to the FENDI rooftop performances celebrating the power of self-expression with Alton Mason and his Peekaboo bag

Fashion FENDI presents its new rooftop performance, THE FENDI POWER — a tribute to fearless freedom of expression across the world and the extraordinary energy of the iconic FENDIPeekaboo bag.      Refocusing the lens of its Roman rooftop performances, FENDI takes in a wider, brighter view of the world: Rome may be FENDI’s home, but true commitment to authentic self-expression isn’t confined to its Palazzo Della Civilta Italiana.      The one-of-a-kind rooftop of Miami’s Museum Garage becomes a vivid canvas for Alton Mason to unleash his inner self — a vibrant and dynamic act of movement, an authentic explosion of color ignited by the yellow spark of the FENDI Peekaboo’s inside.       Following his fearless journey in both spirit and style, switching up from the sharp contours of the more formal FENDI Prefall 2020 Collectionto the laidback luxury of Leisurewear,THE FENDI POWERpervades Alton as the positive vibes emanating from his Peekabooempower the bold rhythm of his sharp and elegant movements.    Known as one of modelling’s most famous faces, Alton Mason explores his inner soul, enjoying his most powerful passion: his unique talent for dance. Each gesture radiating with his natural sense of positivity, Alton’s motions intertwine with those of Mia Kong, Chinese creative talent, taking them up to the groovy rooftop of the Museum Garage.   With the vibrant tones of Alton and Mia’s FENDI garments matching the unique energy of the Peekaboo,THE FENDI POWERlinks the FENDI Roman DNA and its legacy of rooftop performances at Palazzo Della Civilta Italiana — encompassing everything from music to graffiti — with a global family of fearless artistry.   From Rome to Miami, runway to rooftop, the energy of self-expression is the true FENDI power.        Go viral with #FendiPeekaboo   FENDI presents its new rooftop performance, THE FENDI POWER — a tribute to fearless freedom of expression across the world and the extraordinary energy of the iconic FENDIPeekaboo bag.      Refocusing the lens of its Roman rooftop performances, FENDI takes in a wider, brighter view of the world: Rome may be FENDI’s home, but true commitment to authentic self-expression isn’t confined to its Palazzo Della Civilta Italiana.      The one-of-a-kind rooftop of Miami’s Museum Garage becomes a vivid canvas for Alton Mason to unleash his inner self — a vibrant and dynamic act of movement, an authentic explosion of color ignited by the yellow spark of the FENDI Peekaboo’s inside.       Following his fearless journey in both spirit and style, switching up from the sharp contours of the more formal FENDI Prefall 2020 Collectionto the laidback luxury of Leisurewear,THE FENDI POWERpervades Alton as the positive vibes emanating from his Peekabooempower the bold rhythm of his sharp and elegant movements.    Known as one of modelling’s most famous faces, Alton Mason explores his inner soul, enjoying his most powerful passion: his unique talent for dance. Each gesture radiating with his natural sense of positivity, Alton’s motions intertwine with those of Mia Kong, Chinese creative talent, taking them up to the groovy rooftop of the Museum Garage.   With the vibrant tones of Alton and Mia’s FENDI garments matching the unique energy of the Peekaboo,THE FENDI POWERlinks the FENDI Roman DNA and its legacy of rooftop performances at Palazzo Della Civilta Italiana — encompassing everything from music to graffiti — with a global family of fearless artistry.   From Rome to Miami, runway to rooftop, the energy of self-expression is the true FENDI power.        Go viral with #FendiPeekaboo  

ARKET launches global brand campaign ‘New Nordic Everyday Design’
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ARKET launches global brand campaign ‘New Nordic Everyday Design’

Fashion Entitled ‘New Nordic Everyday Design’, the campaign is a showcase of ARKET’s signature combination of simplicity, function and colourful playfulness through a series of looks drawn from its permanent collection as well as upcoming seasonal drops.     ‘New Nordic Everyday Design can be read as a simple manifesto for our philosophy and mission but also captures ideas and inspirations which we often return to in our creative work. It represents openness, innovation and a dedication to make even the ordinary things we use in daily life a little more beautiful’, says ARKET Head of Design, Anna Teurnell.     The concept of everyday beauty was one of the starting points for developing ARKET as well as a major influence on the Nordic modernist movement in the mid-20th century. Formulated in 1919 by Swedish art historian Gregor Paulsson, Vackrare vardagsvara (More beautiful everyday things) became the slogan for a new democratic approach that aimed to bridge the worlds of arts, crafts and functional form to produce affordable and widely accessible items for everyday use.     In the Nordic countries, this ambition was associated with a new ideal of beauty which favoured clean lines, a neutral colour palette and solid materials inspired by nature and the northern climate. Above all, it made functionality and durability the basis for good design. Entitled ‘New Nordic Everyday Design’, the campaign is a showcase of ARKET’s signature combination of simplicity, function and colourful playfulness through a series of looks drawn from its permanent collection as well as upcoming seasonal drops.     ‘New Nordic Everyday Design can be read as a simple manifesto for our philosophy and mission but also captures ideas and inspirations which we often return to in our creative work. It represents openness, innovation and a dedication to make even the ordinary things we use in daily life a little more beautiful’, says ARKET Head of Design, Anna Teurnell.     The concept of everyday beauty was one of the starting points for developing ARKET as well as a major influence on the Nordic modernist movement in the mid-20th century. Formulated in 1919 by Swedish art historian Gregor Paulsson, Vackrare vardagsvara (More beautiful everyday things) became the slogan for a new democratic approach that aimed to bridge the worlds of arts, crafts and functional form to produce affordable and widely accessible items for everyday use.     In the Nordic countries, this ambition was associated with a new ideal of beauty which favoured clean lines, a neutral colour palette and solid materials inspired by nature and the northern climate. Above all, it made functionality and durability the basis for good design.

BOSS X AJBXNG
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BOSS X AJBXNG

Men “Never let success get to your head, or failure to your heart” – Anthony Joshua     This Fall/Winter season, BOSS builds on its strong partnership with boxer Anthony Joshua to launch an exclusive, co-created capsule collection of easy-wear pieces.     Presented in an elevated shade of midnight with highlights of gold, the BOSS x AJBXNG capsule collection presents ten pieces in a seamless combination of thebrand’s signature elegance and Joshua’s desire to include “the color that representsa win.”     T-shirts, sweatshirts, jersey pants, knits, and a hooded jacket make up the capsule, each featuring a curved interpretation of the iconic BOSS logo in gold, either as a signature detail, or in oversized form across the chest or upper back. The T-shirts and sweatshirts are offered in an easy, relaxed fit, while the knitwear pieces and jersey pants are cut closer to the body to create a streamlined silhouette.     Every piece includes a woven label featuring motivational words from the boxer:“One more hour, one more day. Never let success get to your head, or failure to yourheart.” Joshua also repeats these quotes in a campaign film showing the story behind the collection, shot in London earlier this year.     “The subtlety is what I like about BOSS,” Joshua says. “The navy and the gold, I thinkit’s a great combination. It’s deep, it’s rich, and the navy gives it an elegant feel.” “Never let success get to your head, or failure to your heart” – Anthony Joshua     This Fall/Winter season, BOSS builds on its strong partnership with boxer Anthony Joshua to launch an exclusive, co-created capsule collection of easy-wear pieces.     Presented in an elevated shade of midnight with highlights of gold, the BOSS x AJBXNG capsule collection presents ten pieces in a seamless combination of thebrand’s signature elegance and Joshua’s desire to include “the color that representsa win.”     T-shirts, sweatshirts, jersey pants, knits, and a hooded jacket make up the capsule, each featuring a curved interpretation of the iconic BOSS logo in gold, either as a signature detail, or in oversized form across the chest or upper back. The T-shirts and sweatshirts are offered in an easy, relaxed fit, while the knitwear pieces and jersey pants are cut closer to the body to create a streamlined silhouette.     Every piece includes a woven label featuring motivational words from the boxer:“One more hour, one more day. Never let success get to your head, or failure to yourheart.” Joshua also repeats these quotes in a campaign film showing the story behind the collection, shot in London earlier this year.     “The subtlety is what I like about BOSS,” Joshua says. “The navy and the gold, I thinkit’s a great combination. It’s deep, it’s rich, and the navy gives it an elegant feel.”

Nxt Museum, the first new media art museum in the Netherlands, opens its doors
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Nxt Museum, the first new media art museum in the Netherlands, opens its doors

Art From last week, visitors can immerse themselves in the futuristic world of Nxt Museum.The groundbreaking museum - which is the first in the Netherlands dedicated to New Media Art - opens its doors to the public with the inaugural exhibition ‘Shifting Proximities’.     Located in the up-and-coming North of Amsterdam, Nxt Museum presents eight large-scale, multi-sensory art installations, four of which have been commissioned by and are premiering at Nxt Museum. Each of the multi-disciplinary installations has been created in collaboration with local and international artists, designers, technologists, scientists and musicians, fusing creative ideas with pioneering academic research and technological innovation.     Merel van Helsdingen, Founder and Managing Director of the museum, said: “We’re excited beyond belief to be welcoming our first visitors today after three years in-the-making and some hurdles along the way. At Nxt Museum, we fuse innovative art and state-of-the-art technology to reflect on the present and look towards the future. I hope that our visitors will feel challenged, stimulated and inspired by these incredible artworks and will leave with new understandings of the world and their place within it.”     Shifting Proximities, curated by Bogomir Doringer with co-curator Jesse Damiani, examines how human experience and interaction are affected by social and technological change. Visitors are invited to engage and interact physically, emotionally and intellectually with the art — from experiencing the formation of a black hole, to learning how plants communicate with each other, and subjecting themselves to the flaws of facial recognition algorithms.     Curator Bogomir Doringer said: “We’re opening the museum in times of COVID-19, which has dramatically shifted the proximities between us and has changed life as we know it. In moments like these, we must come together and unite towards common goals. Shifting Proximities explores how technology helps us stay connected and protected, while confronting how it can be mobilised to control and exploit us. We place artists at the forefront of navigating these complex contradictions and, by relying on active audience participation, we aim to highlight the role and responsibility of us all in shaping the future.”     The works in the first exhibition are: ●  Connected (2020), a new commission by audio-visual artist Roelof Knol with sound by Marc Mahfoud ●  Topologies #1 (2020), a new commission by United Visual Artists (UVA) ●  Habitat (2020), a new work by artist Heleen Blanken with software developer NAIVI and sound artist Stijn van Beek ●  Distortions in Spacetime (2018-2020) by audiovisual pioneers Marshmallow Laser Feast ●  Econtinuum (2020), a new commission by ecological artist Thijs Biersteker in collaboration with plant neurobiologist Stefano Mancuso ●  Biometric Mirror (2018-2020) by sci-fi artist and body architect Lucy McRae and Dr Niels Wouters, an action researcher in human-computer interaction and digital ethics ●  Nxt Stage presents: Dimensional Sampling (2019-2020) by artist and coder Yuxi Cao (James) with sound artist Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence) ●  Nxt Lab presents: a series of four videoworks by Algorithmic Justice League and Joy Buolamwini. Shaking up the tradition of wall texts, digital artist Benjamin Muzzin and sound designer Danny van der Lagt have been commissioned to create explanatory materials that use a combination of projections, moving-image and text to delve further into the rigorous research and collaborative creative process behind each of the art installations. The ‘transition rooms’, situated between the art installations, also offer visitors a place to relax, reflect and re-set as they move through the exhibition.     Shifting Proximities takes over the entirety of Nxt Museum’s 1,400 square metre exhibition space, includingNxt Lab – a dynamic space for education, research and development, and home to the artist residency programme – and Nxt Stage, a platform for innovative performances and audiovisual art. These two regularly- rotating spaces allow Nxt Museum to stay relevant and respond to urgent socio-political concerns. From last week, visitors can immerse themselves in the futuristic world of Nxt Museum.The groundbreaking museum - which is the first in the Netherlands dedicated to New Media Art - opens its doors to the public with the inaugural exhibition ‘Shifting Proximities’.     Located in the up-and-coming North of Amsterdam, Nxt Museum presents eight large-scale, multi-sensory art installations, four of which have been commissioned by and are premiering at Nxt Museum. Each of the multi-disciplinary installations has been created in collaboration with local and international artists, designers, technologists, scientists and musicians, fusing creative ideas with pioneering academic research and technological innovation.     Merel van Helsdingen, Founder and Managing Director of the museum, said: “We’re excited beyond belief to be welcoming our first visitors today after three years in-the-making and some hurdles along the way. At Nxt Museum, we fuse innovative art and state-of-the-art technology to reflect on the present and look towards the future. I hope that our visitors will feel challenged, stimulated and inspired by these incredible artworks and will leave with new understandings of the world and their place within it.”     Shifting Proximities, curated by Bogomir Doringer with co-curator Jesse Damiani, examines how human experience and interaction are affected by social and technological change. Visitors are invited to engage and interact physically, emotionally and intellectually with the art — from experiencing the formation of a black hole, to learning how plants communicate with each other, and subjecting themselves to the flaws of facial recognition algorithms.     Curator Bogomir Doringer said: “We’re opening the museum in times of COVID-19, which has dramatically shifted the proximities between us and has changed life as we know it. In moments like these, we must come together and unite towards common goals. Shifting Proximities explores how technology helps us stay connected and protected, while confronting how it can be mobilised to control and exploit us. We place artists at the forefront of navigating these complex contradictions and, by relying on active audience participation, we aim to highlight the role and responsibility of us all in shaping the future.”     The works in the first exhibition are: ●  Connected (2020), a new commission by audio-visual artist Roelof Knol with sound by Marc Mahfoud ●  Topologies #1 (2020), a new commission by United Visual Artists (UVA) ●  Habitat (2020), a new work by artist Heleen Blanken with software developer NAIVI and sound artist Stijn van Beek ●  Distortions in Spacetime (2018-2020) by audiovisual pioneers Marshmallow Laser Feast ●  Econtinuum (2020), a new commission by ecological artist Thijs Biersteker in collaboration with plant neurobiologist Stefano Mancuso ●  Biometric Mirror (2018-2020) by sci-fi artist and body architect Lucy McRae and Dr Niels Wouters, an action researcher in human-computer interaction and digital ethics ●  Nxt Stage presents: Dimensional Sampling (2019-2020) by artist and coder Yuxi Cao (James) with sound artist Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence) ●  Nxt Lab presents: a series of four videoworks by Algorithmic Justice League and Joy Buolamwini. Shaking up the tradition of wall texts, digital artist Benjamin Muzzin and sound designer Danny van der Lagt have been commissioned to create explanatory materials that use a combination of projections, moving-image and text to delve further into the rigorous research and collaborative creative process behind each of the art installations. The ‘transition rooms’, situated between the art installations, also offer visitors a place to relax, reflect and re-set as they move through the exhibition.     Shifting Proximities takes over the entirety of Nxt Museum’s 1,400 square metre exhibition space, includingNxt Lab – a dynamic space for education, research and development, and home to the artist residency programme – and Nxt Stage, a platform for innovative performances and audiovisual art. These two regularly- rotating spaces allow Nxt Museum to stay relevant and respond to urgent socio-political concerns.

In conversation with Sandra Mansour
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In conversation with Sandra Mansour

Fashion We had a delight speaking with Sandra Mansour about her new collaboration with H&M.     What is your collection in collaboration with H&M dedicated to?   Light and Hope! We used the sun and sunflower to bring these two components of nature to life. We wanted to create a collection that speaks true to the need for hope in these trying times.    How did the collaborative process begin?  ​ I received an email while I was on a weekend getaway celebrating my birthday. Next thing I knew, I was on a flight to Stockholm the week after that, and thus began this beautiful journey. It has been a remarkable experience working with the Fleur du Soleil team!  What inspired this collection?    In this specific collection, I referenced four female artists that serve as a constant inspiration to me. Toyen, Dorothea Tanning, Lena Leclercq and Bibi Zogbé. In every collection, I always gravitate towards painters and writers. They both serve as a guiding force for my imagination, and my creative process. Toyen and Dorothea Tanning, are excellent artists in their self-expression, and bringing to life the true meaning of surrealism. You can’t help but escape when you come across one of their paintings. Lena Leclercq, a poet that evokes in-depth emotion and expands your thought process with words, strong yet soft words. Finally, Bibi Zogbé, is a Lebanese painter, who painted flowers as an ode to her homeland. Her ability to express herself and her emotion through a single representation is so powerful, it summons emotions and thoughts you were never really aware you had.    Tell us what makes this collection especially unique in your point of view.   All the pieces that we made, and the fabrics we used make the Fleur du Soleil collection very poetic and true to the Sandra Mansour aesthetic. When collaborating we really wanted to bring both brand identities to life, the coolness of H&M and the ethereal feel of Sandra Mansour. We used soft and flowy fabrics, like point d’esprit , and ruffles, signature features found in many collections.  The campaign is also a very unique and true testimony to the House of Sandra Mansour. The fact that we were able to collaborate in this process as well gave both of us ability to express ourselves especially well, and the outcome is life.    Which are the key pieces of the collection?   I honestly love all the pieces, we really worked hard on creating a concise and fashion forward collection. We wanted a collection that translates easily from daywear to nightwear. I personally, love the caftan with the embossed sunflower print, the black wrap dress, and the point d’esprit tulle ruffled dress, which is a staple piece. All the accessories are easy to wear and add an extra flare to every outfit. Lastly, the t-shirt and hoody are my go to easy pieces.    What does a sunflower represent to you? Hope and light, this flower needs light to blossom, and so does all life on earth. It is a recurring flower, I used it in my first ready-to-wear Bridal collection. I think there is a very poetic, yet strong trait that can be found in the Sunflower. It is a flower that has the same cycle as the sun, it revolves its pattern around it, setting and rising at the same time.    What message are you sending to the women with this collection?   To persevere, and be agile. I think this year has taught us  how unexpected forces can come into play, and influence our lives in ways we never thought possible. For that, we need to be open to newness and change, and remember with change, no matter how difficult new opportunities prosper, and new visions come to life. Move forward with an open mind, and remember the light will always guide us.     all images by OUMAYMA BOUMESHOULI. We had a delight speaking with Sandra Mansour about her new collaboration with H&M.     What is your collection in collaboration with H&M dedicated to?   Light and Hope! We used the sun and sunflower to bring these two components of nature to life. We wanted to create a collection that speaks true to the need for hope in these trying times.    How did the collaborative process begin?  ​ I received an email while I was on a weekend getaway celebrating my birthday. Next thing I knew, I was on a flight to Stockholm the week after that, and thus began this beautiful journey. It has been a remarkable experience working with the Fleur du Soleil team!  What inspired this collection?    In this specific collection, I referenced four female artists that serve as a constant inspiration to me. Toyen, Dorothea Tanning, Lena Leclercq and Bibi Zogbé. In every collection, I always gravitate towards painters and writers. They both serve as a guiding force for my imagination, and my creative process. Toyen and Dorothea Tanning, are excellent artists in their self-expression, and bringing to life the true meaning of surrealism. You can’t help but escape when you come across one of their paintings. Lena Leclercq, a poet that evokes in-depth emotion and expands your thought process with words, strong yet soft words. Finally, Bibi Zogbé, is a Lebanese painter, who painted flowers as an ode to her homeland. Her ability to express herself and her emotion through a single representation is so powerful, it summons emotions and thoughts you were never really aware you had.    Tell us what makes this collection especially unique in your point of view.   All the pieces that we made, and the fabrics we used make the Fleur du Soleil collection very poetic and true to the Sandra Mansour aesthetic. When collaborating we really wanted to bring both brand identities to life, the coolness of H&M and the ethereal feel of Sandra Mansour. We used soft and flowy fabrics, like point d’esprit , and ruffles, signature features found in many collections.  The campaign is also a very unique and true testimony to the House of Sandra Mansour. The fact that we were able to collaborate in this process as well gave both of us ability to express ourselves especially well, and the outcome is life.    Which are the key pieces of the collection?   I honestly love all the pieces, we really worked hard on creating a concise and fashion forward collection. We wanted a collection that translates easily from daywear to nightwear. I personally, love the caftan with the embossed sunflower print, the black wrap dress, and the point d’esprit tulle ruffled dress, which is a staple piece. All the accessories are easy to wear and add an extra flare to every outfit. Lastly, the t-shirt and hoody are my go to easy pieces.    What does a sunflower represent to you? Hope and light, this flower needs light to blossom, and so does all life on earth. It is a recurring flower, I used it in my first ready-to-wear Bridal collection. I think there is a very poetic, yet strong trait that can be found in the Sunflower. It is a flower that has the same cycle as the sun, it revolves its pattern around it, setting and rising at the same time.    What message are you sending to the women with this collection?   To persevere, and be agile. I think this year has taught us  how unexpected forces can come into play, and influence our lives in ways we never thought possible. For that, we need to be open to newness and change, and remember with change, no matter how difficult new opportunities prosper, and new visions come to life. Move forward with an open mind, and remember the light will always guide us.     all images by OUMAYMA BOUMESHOULI.

Acne Studios launches the Fall/Winter 2020 collection with team members and their dogs
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Acne Studios launches the Fall/Winter 2020 collection with team members and their dogs

Fashion Acne Studios launch of the Fall/Winter 2020 collection features dog artwork realized by British artist, Lydia Blakeley, known for casting her creative gaze onto everything from prize poodles to cat memes.     To capture the garments showcasing man’s best friend, Acne Studios gathered members of its own team members for a portrait of employees and their dogs. Swedish photographer AndersEdström, captures this Acne Studios special occasion. Sta ers along with their dogs werephotographed wearing the pup-focused garments as well as oversized suiting pieces from the collection at the headquarters in Stockholm, once the Czech Embassy.     “A while ago I became a dog owner myself. Ever since then I’ve started to notice the ‘dog people’, walking, being and dressing. I didn’t see them in the same way before and now I guess I’ve become one myself. For this collection, I wanted to highlight and credit that subculture for all the inspiration it has given me.” says Jonny Johansson, Creative Director of Acne Studios.     With the 70s brutalist-style building as a backdrop along with interior, the portrait captures Pontus Björkman, Global Wholesale Director and his Yorkshire Terrier Kenzo; Edouard Schneider, Global Communications Director and his Miniature Dachshund Pumba; Ioana Ciocan, Technical Designer and her French Bulldog Jasper, to name a few.     The Acne Studios Fall/Winter 2020 collection in full is a reimagination of vintage workwear. Lydia’s dog motifs, which are screen-printed throughout the collection on cotton staples,are found among lumberjack-inspired annels, over-dimensioned checks and classic denim.The collection is composed of a range of fabrics, from denims to silks, in a mix of bold and neutral hues.     The Acne Studios Fall/Winter 2020 collection is available in Acne Studios stores and online at acnestudios.com. Acne Studios launch of the Fall/Winter 2020 collection features dog artwork realized by British artist, Lydia Blakeley, known for casting her creative gaze onto everything from prize poodles to cat memes.     To capture the garments showcasing man’s best friend, Acne Studios gathered members of its own team members for a portrait of employees and their dogs. Swedish photographer AndersEdström, captures this Acne Studios special occasion. Sta ers along with their dogs werephotographed wearing the pup-focused garments as well as oversized suiting pieces from the collection at the headquarters in Stockholm, once the Czech Embassy.     “A while ago I became a dog owner myself. Ever since then I’ve started to notice the ‘dog people’, walking, being and dressing. I didn’t see them in the same way before and now I guess I’ve become one myself. For this collection, I wanted to highlight and credit that subculture for all the inspiration it has given me.” says Jonny Johansson, Creative Director of Acne Studios.     With the 70s brutalist-style building as a backdrop along with interior, the portrait captures Pontus Björkman, Global Wholesale Director and his Yorkshire Terrier Kenzo; Edouard Schneider, Global Communications Director and his Miniature Dachshund Pumba; Ioana Ciocan, Technical Designer and her French Bulldog Jasper, to name a few.     The Acne Studios Fall/Winter 2020 collection in full is a reimagination of vintage workwear. Lydia’s dog motifs, which are screen-printed throughout the collection on cotton staples,are found among lumberjack-inspired annels, over-dimensioned checks and classic denim.The collection is composed of a range of fabrics, from denims to silks, in a mix of bold and neutral hues.     The Acne Studios Fall/Winter 2020 collection is available in Acne Studios stores and online at acnestudios.com.

Special editorial collaboration with Balenciaga, photographed by Paul Scala
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Special editorial collaboration with Balenciaga, photographed by Paul Scala

Men Balenciaga X Numéro Homme Netherlands Special   Demna Gvasalia's Fall 2020 collection for Balenciaga was like a black mass in the worship of silhouette, austerity and minimalism; creating a powerful shift in the parameters of contemporary menswear. And like any religious episode, these clothes have the power to provoke thought. They also spark a new approach to sensuality and the beauty that lies in restraint. However, unlike The Invisible Man who inspired these images, here are clothes in which you can lose yourself. Lose yourself to find something else...  - Karl Plewka      TEAM CREDITS: Editor in Chief / casting  @timiletonja Photographer @paulscala Styling @karlplewka Hair @kenorourke1 Makeup Artist @joeyjoeychoy Model @yatesy17 @heroesmodels wearing @balenciaga Set Design @ciaranlindenbeale Shibari @anatomiestudiolondon   Balenciaga X Numéro Homme Netherlands Special   Demna Gvasalia's Fall 2020 collection for Balenciaga was like a black mass in the worship of silhouette, austerity and minimalism; creating a powerful shift in the parameters of contemporary menswear. And like any religious episode, these clothes have the power to provoke thought. They also spark a new approach to sensuality and the beauty that lies in restraint. However, unlike The Invisible Man who inspired these images, here are clothes in which you can lose yourself. Lose yourself to find something else...  - Karl Plewka      TEAM CREDITS: Editor in Chief / casting  @timiletonja Photographer @paulscala Styling @karlplewka Hair @kenorourke1 Makeup Artist @joeyjoeychoy Model @yatesy17 @heroesmodels wearing @balenciaga Set Design @ciaranlindenbeale Shibari @anatomiestudiolondon  

FENDI launches it's new image campaign starring Zoey Deutch
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FENDI launches it's new image campaign starring Zoey Deutch

Fashion FENDI launches its first ever worldwide video and image campaign in honor of its first iconic bag, the Peekaboo, featuring actress and producer Zoey Deutch.   The campaign highlights the emotional relationship between the Peekaboo bag and Zoey, celebrating her most authentic, intimate, true inner self.   The story unfolds as Zoey on set is embracing her Peekaboo, revealing its inside while her own personality shines. Her inner soul appears, along with the inside of the Bag itself: the story follows her, cut into a short, chronological sequence that leads the viewer into the moment when she seats in the studio – ready to be photographed with the FENDI Peekaboo. The soundtrack song I See You by The Horrors flaunts Zoey’s bold, eccentric, energetic personality, magnifying the magic relationship between her and the Peekaboo.   Presented for the FENDI Fall/Winter 2020-21 Collection last February, the new Peekaboo features a new accordion-frame shape, to open in a deep ‘smile’featuring inside pockets which can be interchangeable in smooth leather or precious skins and personalized with one’s initials.      Since its creation for Spring/Summer 2009, Silvia Venturini Fendi has combined the Maison’s savoir-faire and limitless creativity with the research for high-quality materials and details, giving life to infinite versions of the Peekaboothat – each one with its standout and distinctive features – all flawlessly embody the versatile and timeless aspect of this bag that has been and will continue to be elevated, reinterpreted and declined season after season, collection after collection.      The campaign is set to launch globally from the end of July in print issues and online, while the new Peekaboo bag will hit stores from late August. Explore more on Fendi.com FENDI launches its first ever worldwide video and image campaign in honor of its first iconic bag, the Peekaboo, featuring actress and producer Zoey Deutch.   The campaign highlights the emotional relationship between the Peekaboo bag and Zoey, celebrating her most authentic, intimate, true inner self.   The story unfolds as Zoey on set is embracing her Peekaboo, revealing its inside while her own personality shines. Her inner soul appears, along with the inside of the Bag itself: the story follows her, cut into a short, chronological sequence that leads the viewer into the moment when she seats in the studio – ready to be photographed with the FENDI Peekaboo. The soundtrack song I See You by The Horrors flaunts Zoey’s bold, eccentric, energetic personality, magnifying the magic relationship between her and the Peekaboo.   Presented for the FENDI Fall/Winter 2020-21 Collection last February, the new Peekaboo features a new accordion-frame shape, to open in a deep ‘smile’featuring inside pockets which can be interchangeable in smooth leather or precious skins and personalized with one’s initials.      Since its creation for Spring/Summer 2009, Silvia Venturini Fendi has combined the Maison’s savoir-faire and limitless creativity with the research for high-quality materials and details, giving life to infinite versions of the Peekaboothat – each one with its standout and distinctive features – all flawlessly embody the versatile and timeless aspect of this bag that has been and will continue to be elevated, reinterpreted and declined season after season, collection after collection.      The campaign is set to launch globally from the end of July in print issues and online, while the new Peekaboo bag will hit stores from late August. Explore more on Fendi.com

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