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Calvin Klein Introduces the Latest Chapter of the #mycalvins Movement: The Language of Calvin Klein
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Calvin Klein Introduces the Latest Chapter of the #mycalvins Movement: The Language of Calvin Klein

Fashion For Fall ’21, Calvin Klein introduces the latest chapter of the #mycalvins movement: The Language of Calvin Klein, a multimedia campaign furthering the brand’s exploration of self-expression through the words we speak and the clothes we wear. Photographers Renell Medrano and Hong Jang Hyun and director duo, rubberband captured an international cast of artists, creatives and thinkers. Vignettes of each talent capture individual expressions of language in the real world: reciting routines, daydreaming outloud, putting pen to paper, talking to yourself, letting it out to a stranger, pausing to think, poetry, storytelling.        The Cast: Damson Idris, screen and stage actor Deb Never, singer, songwriter, vocalist  Dominic Fike, singer, songwriter and actor JENNIE, global artist, performer Francesca Scorsese, actor, filmmaking student Kaia Gerber, model, actor, book club host Moses Sumney, singer, writer, storyteller     Featured in the campaign, Fall 2021’s new product offerings center on elevated modern essentials with an emphasis on comfort and minimalism. In Underwear, Modern Cotton provides soft cotton stretch styles designed with the original Calvin Klein logo band. Modern Structure delivers a collection of consciously made, streamlined silhouettes. In Jeans, hoodies and tees celebrate the iconic brand monogram and new denim icons includes cropped jackets and relaxed styles; the ‘90s Straight Jean brings back an archival silhouette made for today in organic denim that uses less water in the dye process.     Campaign Credits: Photographer: Renell Medrano Photographer JENNIE images only:  Hong Jang Hyun Videos: Rubberband @calvinklein #mycalvins For Fall ’21, Calvin Klein introduces the latest chapter of the #mycalvins movement: The Language of Calvin Klein, a multimedia campaign furthering the brand’s exploration of self-expression through the words we speak and the clothes we wear. Photographers Renell Medrano and Hong Jang Hyun and director duo, rubberband captured an international cast of artists, creatives and thinkers. Vignettes of each talent capture individual expressions of language in the real world: reciting routines, daydreaming outloud, putting pen to paper, talking to yourself, letting it out to a stranger, pausing to think, poetry, storytelling.        The Cast: Damson Idris, screen and stage actor Deb Never, singer, songwriter, vocalist  Dominic Fike, singer, songwriter and actor JENNIE, global artist, performer Francesca Scorsese, actor, filmmaking student Kaia Gerber, model, actor, book club host Moses Sumney, singer, writer, storyteller     Featured in the campaign, Fall 2021’s new product offerings center on elevated modern essentials with an emphasis on comfort and minimalism. In Underwear, Modern Cotton provides soft cotton stretch styles designed with the original Calvin Klein logo band. Modern Structure delivers a collection of consciously made, streamlined silhouettes. In Jeans, hoodies and tees celebrate the iconic brand monogram and new denim icons includes cropped jackets and relaxed styles; the ‘90s Straight Jean brings back an archival silhouette made for today in organic denim that uses less water in the dye process.     Campaign Credits: Photographer: Renell Medrano Photographer JENNIE images only:  Hong Jang Hyun Videos: Rubberband @calvinklein #mycalvins

Exclusive editorial "Midnight"
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Exclusive editorial "Midnight"

Fashion New digital editorial photographed by Luka Boskovic & Stefan Stojanov.     Photography: Luka Boskovic & Stefan Stojanov (@lukaboshkovic / @faustojanov) Style: Gordana Manojlovic @gordanamanojlovic Hair: Dragan Taubner @uhstaubner MakeUp: Mina Abramovic @abramovicm Model: Tamara Lazic @tam_lazic / @women_milano       New digital editorial photographed by Luka Boskovic & Stefan Stojanov.     Photography: Luka Boskovic & Stefan Stojanov (@lukaboshkovic / @faustojanov) Style: Gordana Manojlovic @gordanamanojlovic Hair: Dragan Taubner @uhstaubner MakeUp: Mina Abramovic @abramovicm Model: Tamara Lazic @tam_lazic / @women_milano      

SWAROVSKI MAKES MAGIC IN ITS NEWEST WONDERLAB CREATIONS
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SWAROVSKI MAKES MAGIC IN ITS NEWEST WONDERLAB CREATIONS

Jewelry Swarovski’s Wonderlab, an imaginary world where magic and science meet, comes intofocus in bright technicolor with Collection II.     “Collection II gives us a chance to dive further into our world of wonders. From a closer look into the muses of the Bohemian movement to the design aesthetic of our Austrian heritage,we’re able to enrich our brand story with a modern twist. In this way, each crystal itembecomes a microcosm of our world.” – Giovanna Engelbert     As with its predecessor, Collection II is ripe with symbolism, simultaneously tellingSwarovski’s brand story whilst playing with colors, textures, and cuts to create a plethora of pieces for individual self-expression—classic, punk, sweet, striking, and every personal expression in between.     THE FAMILIES OF COLLECTION II   Collection II presents an evolution of beloved Collection I aesthetics and a burst of new ones.     New Collection II families include:   ABUNDA Architectural adornment meets the mathemagical in an expression of craftsmanship at its finest. Getting to the heart of crystal wonders, the pierced stones that define the Abunda Family are a technical marvel – truly highlighting the Swarovski’s prowess and heritage of world-class craftsmanship.   DEXTERA Crystal’s right hand, metal features intermix with precision-cut pave in uniquely unisex designs that offer every opportunity to make a statement. The Dextera Family creates space for geometric embellishment; a perfect aesthetic of mathemagical play.   IMBER Mixed metals, rich textures, and crystals that fall like rain combine, adding a softly sensory experience to any ensemble. The Imber Family is a reinterpretation of a jewelry staple – the chain – with a Swarovski twist; each piece is a delicate combination of a chain-link base with dripping crystal accents.   STELLA Like light in the dark, dreamy, and distinct star-shaped pieces play with proportion to create blindingly beautiful impact for starlets and stargazers alike. As a hero family for Collection II, Stella is directly rooted in Swarovski’s Austrian heritage –  drawing inspiration from one of the most famous pieces of jewelry ever to come out of Austria: the stars of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, called Sissi. As with the 27 stars worn by Sissi herself, the Stella Family is presented on-model in a 27-star formation. This family offers true constellations of geometry, magic, and heritage.     Evolved Collection II families include:   CHROMA Boldly layered stones in their purest chromatic expression. Like a deconstructed prism, the Chroma Family leaves everything to the imagination.   CONSTELLA Crystal constellations set on thin metal bars in spontaneous accumulations are as delicate as stardust and bring the cosmos to the everyday. In Collection II, formations get bigger, bolder, and brighter – ready to guide any style.   CURIOSA A crafting of “mathemagical” structures into unexpected shapes of divine proportion. Intricate and complex designs, Curiosa sparks the imagination in new and covetable forms.   DULCIS Challenging the sharp with the soft through a Modern Art lens, bringing full- spectrum sweetness to new and mixed materials, the Dulcis Family extends and explores new ways of wearing art – from corded chains to hair accessories.   GEMA Our widest variety of stone cuts and rich, vibrant colors all-in-one set of pieces, now in reimagined colors and silhouettes that extol the beauty of precision-cut crystal for Collection II.   HARMONIA Oversize cushion cut crystals in a suspended setting give the illusion of floating stones and bring a sense of harmonious mystery to a look of extravagance. Refined, elegant, and precious designs, Collection II debuts new color ways.   LUCENT Eye-catching full crystal cuts in vibrant gem colors are the new must-haves for the bold and playful, looking to dress up a simple outfit with a wondrous dose of extra. In its Collection II iteration, the Lucent Family, a core family for the brand, expands into new and unusual geometric forms with hundreds of precision-cut facets per piece.   MILLENIA As fundamental to the wardrobe as the white T, these bold and timeless touches of refinement are made to have and wear forever. Collection II sees a genderless evolution of the Millenia Family, with new cuts, colors, and sizes for every type of style. A core family for the brand, Millenia is a forward-focused wonder.     ORBITA Exploring versatility with double-sided elements that swivel and can be seen from all angles, the Orbita Family takes on new, vibrant colors and forms in Collection II.   SOMNIA Taking beads to dreamy new levels with a mix of precious stones and crystals in tonal ombre chain layers, the Somnia Family takes on intricate, yet effortless new forms for Collection II.     The wonders of Collection II will be revealed on across digital channels on September 7thand available in-stores and online at swarovski.com. Swarovski’s Wonderlab, an imaginary world where magic and science meet, comes intofocus in bright technicolor with Collection II.     “Collection II gives us a chance to dive further into our world of wonders. From a closer look into the muses of the Bohemian movement to the design aesthetic of our Austrian heritage,we’re able to enrich our brand story with a modern twist. In this way, each crystal itembecomes a microcosm of our world.” – Giovanna Engelbert     As with its predecessor, Collection II is ripe with symbolism, simultaneously tellingSwarovski’s brand story whilst playing with colors, textures, and cuts to create a plethora of pieces for individual self-expression—classic, punk, sweet, striking, and every personal expression in between.     THE FAMILIES OF COLLECTION II   Collection II presents an evolution of beloved Collection I aesthetics and a burst of new ones.     New Collection II families include:   ABUNDA Architectural adornment meets the mathemagical in an expression of craftsmanship at its finest. Getting to the heart of crystal wonders, the pierced stones that define the Abunda Family are a technical marvel – truly highlighting the Swarovski’s prowess and heritage of world-class craftsmanship.   DEXTERA Crystal’s right hand, metal features intermix with precision-cut pave in uniquely unisex designs that offer every opportunity to make a statement. The Dextera Family creates space for geometric embellishment; a perfect aesthetic of mathemagical play.   IMBER Mixed metals, rich textures, and crystals that fall like rain combine, adding a softly sensory experience to any ensemble. The Imber Family is a reinterpretation of a jewelry staple – the chain – with a Swarovski twist; each piece is a delicate combination of a chain-link base with dripping crystal accents.   STELLA Like light in the dark, dreamy, and distinct star-shaped pieces play with proportion to create blindingly beautiful impact for starlets and stargazers alike. As a hero family for Collection II, Stella is directly rooted in Swarovski’s Austrian heritage –  drawing inspiration from one of the most famous pieces of jewelry ever to come out of Austria: the stars of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, called Sissi. As with the 27 stars worn by Sissi herself, the Stella Family is presented on-model in a 27-star formation. This family offers true constellations of geometry, magic, and heritage.     Evolved Collection II families include:   CHROMA Boldly layered stones in their purest chromatic expression. Like a deconstructed prism, the Chroma Family leaves everything to the imagination.   CONSTELLA Crystal constellations set on thin metal bars in spontaneous accumulations are as delicate as stardust and bring the cosmos to the everyday. In Collection II, formations get bigger, bolder, and brighter – ready to guide any style.   CURIOSA A crafting of “mathemagical” structures into unexpected shapes of divine proportion. Intricate and complex designs, Curiosa sparks the imagination in new and covetable forms.   DULCIS Challenging the sharp with the soft through a Modern Art lens, bringing full- spectrum sweetness to new and mixed materials, the Dulcis Family extends and explores new ways of wearing art – from corded chains to hair accessories.   GEMA Our widest variety of stone cuts and rich, vibrant colors all-in-one set of pieces, now in reimagined colors and silhouettes that extol the beauty of precision-cut crystal for Collection II.   HARMONIA Oversize cushion cut crystals in a suspended setting give the illusion of floating stones and bring a sense of harmonious mystery to a look of extravagance. Refined, elegant, and precious designs, Collection II debuts new color ways.   LUCENT Eye-catching full crystal cuts in vibrant gem colors are the new must-haves for the bold and playful, looking to dress up a simple outfit with a wondrous dose of extra. In its Collection II iteration, the Lucent Family, a core family for the brand, expands into new and unusual geometric forms with hundreds of precision-cut facets per piece.   MILLENIA As fundamental to the wardrobe as the white T, these bold and timeless touches of refinement are made to have and wear forever. Collection II sees a genderless evolution of the Millenia Family, with new cuts, colors, and sizes for every type of style. A core family for the brand, Millenia is a forward-focused wonder.     ORBITA Exploring versatility with double-sided elements that swivel and can be seen from all angles, the Orbita Family takes on new, vibrant colors and forms in Collection II.   SOMNIA Taking beads to dreamy new levels with a mix of precious stones and crystals in tonal ombre chain layers, the Somnia Family takes on intricate, yet effortless new forms for Collection II.     The wonders of Collection II will be revealed on across digital channels on September 7thand available in-stores and online at swarovski.com.

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BOTTEGA VENETA PRESENTS SALON 02 CAMPAIGN
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BOTTEGA VENETA PRESENTS SALON 02 CAMPAIGN

Fashion BOTTEGA VENETA presents Salon 02 Campaign Photographed by Tyrone Lebon     Starring Freja Beha Erichsen, Dede Mansro, Fernando Cabral, Takahiro Oda, Yoonmi Sun BOTTEGA VENETA presents Salon 02 Campaign Photographed by Tyrone Lebon     Starring Freja Beha Erichsen, Dede Mansro, Fernando Cabral, Takahiro Oda, Yoonmi Sun

 DISCOVER THE #FLORAFANTASY WITH MILEY CYRUS
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DISCOVER THE #FLORAFANTASY WITH MILEY CYRUS

Fragrances “Scents are discoveries and flowers in particular represent a world of infinite possibilities. Just as you enjoy discovering different notes from a bouquet for the campaign - in this case the Gardenia, whose fragrance is special, sensual and intense - I enjoyed creating a surreal and enchanting world around Miley Cyrus. creating a playful contrast between this artist with a rock 'n' roll spirit and a flowery universe." Alessandro Michele. Escape to a happy fantasy land with Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia. Evolving into a new delightful Eau de Parfum, floral yet subtly sweet, Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia will relaunch in August 2021 with #FloraFantasy, a campaign led by multi-platinum artist, songwriter and pioneer Miley Cyrus. In a fantasy world inspired by Japanese anime. The happy dreamscape is of a kawaii cuteness where there is more, more. Miley Cyrus, as the personification of her generation, speaks out about self-expression, optimism and authenticity. In a fantasy full of flowers and fluffy animals, Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia takes center stage as the perfect expression of her cheerfulness and as the signature floral scent for all free spirits. Born in the same year (2021) that celebrates the house's 100th anniversary, Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau de Parfum debuts with a new silhouette in lacquered pink and the signature Flora pattern reimagined according to Alessandro Michele's vision. Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau de Parfum Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia is relaunched with a new Eau de Parfum that reveals a more concentrated expression of the original Eau de Toilette. A cheerful floral signature, the fragrance is built around the Gardenia flower, admired since the dawn of time for its beauty and said to have been used in elixirs and magical potions in the past. Inspired by this legend and its mystical power, the beautiful White Gardenia Nut is blended with the sunny Jasmine Grandiflorum Absolute. The modern floral signature starts with a cheerful Pear Blossom accord that makes wearers happy, while a touch of the Brown Sugar accord adds a delicate sweetness to the scent trail.     The package Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia comes in a new elongated bottle. The lacquered pink glass and the shiny gold-coloured cap make it a beauty object. A striking addition is the house's signature Flora pattern. This design has been redesigned and inspired by the vision of Alessandro Michele. The painting of colorful flowers created by artist Vittorio Accornero for Gucci in 1966 is a core part of the brand identity. A profusion of illustrated flowers and plants can be seen on both the bottle and the packaging as a pattern, while the packaging also consists of refined ribbed paper. The campaign “The Flora Gorgeous Gardenia campaign is a challenge to reinterpret the floral world in an unexpected way. The inspiration comes from Miley Cyrus, an artist with a spirit that is rock 'n' roll and eclectic at the same time... Because who says someone with a rock 'n' roll attitude can't live in a flower world and symbol can stand for the Flora universe?” Alessandro Michele. Directed and shot by artist Petra Collins, the #FloraFantasy campaign is a journey through a candy-pink world, inspired by Japanese anime and full of pop references. Artist, actor, pioneer and philanthropist Miley Cyrus is the protagonist of the story and she surrounds herself with perfectly groomed white poodles and gentle Persian cats. We are invited into a house, complete with a white picket fence and neatly tended flower beds. She cuddles her animals in the garden before heading to the beach to play her electric guitar. Looking back at rock icons of the past and at the same time looking at the present, Miley is the perfect personification of a generation driven by authenticity and self-expression. Scenes colored in pinks and pastels create the surreal spirit of the film and draw the viewer into an anime dream, a Flora Fantasy that transitions from real life to another dimension. As Miley transforms into an illustrated character, the viewer is transported to an imaginative world where nature comes to life. Miley becomes her true self again when the Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia bottle takes center stage again among the colorful flowers.       #FloraFantasy   credits: Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer/Director: Petra Collins Makeup artist: Thomas de Kluyver Hairstylist: Paul Hanlon “Scents are discoveries and flowers in particular represent a world of infinite possibilities. Just as you enjoy discovering different notes from a bouquet for the campaign - in this case the Gardenia, whose fragrance is special, sensual and intense - I enjoyed creating a surreal and enchanting world around Miley Cyrus. creating a playful contrast between this artist with a rock 'n' roll spirit and a flowery universe." Alessandro Michele. Escape to a happy fantasy land with Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia. Evolving into a new delightful Eau de Parfum, floral yet subtly sweet, Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia will relaunch in August 2021 with #FloraFantasy, a campaign led by multi-platinum artist, songwriter and pioneer Miley Cyrus. In a fantasy world inspired by Japanese anime. The happy dreamscape is of a kawaii cuteness where there is more, more. Miley Cyrus, as the personification of her generation, speaks out about self-expression, optimism and authenticity. In a fantasy full of flowers and fluffy animals, Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia takes center stage as the perfect expression of her cheerfulness and as the signature floral scent for all free spirits. Born in the same year (2021) that celebrates the house's 100th anniversary, Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau de Parfum debuts with a new silhouette in lacquered pink and the signature Flora pattern reimagined according to Alessandro Michele's vision. Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau de Parfum Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia is relaunched with a new Eau de Parfum that reveals a more concentrated expression of the original Eau de Toilette. A cheerful floral signature, the fragrance is built around the Gardenia flower, admired since the dawn of time for its beauty and said to have been used in elixirs and magical potions in the past. Inspired by this legend and its mystical power, the beautiful White Gardenia Nut is blended with the sunny Jasmine Grandiflorum Absolute. The modern floral signature starts with a cheerful Pear Blossom accord that makes wearers happy, while a touch of the Brown Sugar accord adds a delicate sweetness to the scent trail.     The package Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia comes in a new elongated bottle. The lacquered pink glass and the shiny gold-coloured cap make it a beauty object. A striking addition is the house's signature Flora pattern. This design has been redesigned and inspired by the vision of Alessandro Michele. The painting of colorful flowers created by artist Vittorio Accornero for Gucci in 1966 is a core part of the brand identity. A profusion of illustrated flowers and plants can be seen on both the bottle and the packaging as a pattern, while the packaging also consists of refined ribbed paper. The campaign “The Flora Gorgeous Gardenia campaign is a challenge to reinterpret the floral world in an unexpected way. The inspiration comes from Miley Cyrus, an artist with a spirit that is rock 'n' roll and eclectic at the same time... Because who says someone with a rock 'n' roll attitude can't live in a flower world and symbol can stand for the Flora universe?” Alessandro Michele. Directed and shot by artist Petra Collins, the #FloraFantasy campaign is a journey through a candy-pink world, inspired by Japanese anime and full of pop references. Artist, actor, pioneer and philanthropist Miley Cyrus is the protagonist of the story and she surrounds herself with perfectly groomed white poodles and gentle Persian cats. We are invited into a house, complete with a white picket fence and neatly tended flower beds. She cuddles her animals in the garden before heading to the beach to play her electric guitar. Looking back at rock icons of the past and at the same time looking at the present, Miley is the perfect personification of a generation driven by authenticity and self-expression. Scenes colored in pinks and pastels create the surreal spirit of the film and draw the viewer into an anime dream, a Flora Fantasy that transitions from real life to another dimension. As Miley transforms into an illustrated character, the viewer is transported to an imaginative world where nature comes to life. Miley becomes her true self again when the Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia bottle takes center stage again among the colorful flowers.       #FloraFantasy   credits: Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer/Director: Petra Collins Makeup artist: Thomas de Kluyver Hairstylist: Paul Hanlon

Exclusive digital editorial starring Memory Monroe
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Exclusive digital editorial starring Memory Monroe

Fashion We are xcited to share our latest digital editorial captured by Chris Philippo.     Photography by Chris Philippo. ( @chrisphilippo )  Videography and fashion by Gino Gurrieri Exclusively in GUCCI. (@ginogurrieri) @gucci  Hair by Bianca Fabrie Frank Agency, using Innersense Organic Beauty. ( @biancafabrie ) Talent Claudia van Etten aka Memory Monroe. ( @memorymonroe ) Video Assistant Jelle van Brakel. ( @jelle.vbr ) Fashion assistants Michael Geertzen & Magdalena Roe. ( @michael_geertzen@magdalenaroe ) Location Krasnapolsky Hotel In Amsterdam @grandhotelkrasnapolsky  Photo assistant and graphic designer: Lisa Brammer We are xcited to share our latest digital editorial captured by Chris Philippo.     Photography by Chris Philippo. ( @chrisphilippo )  Videography and fashion by Gino Gurrieri Exclusively in GUCCI. (@ginogurrieri) @gucci  Hair by Bianca Fabrie Frank Agency, using Innersense Organic Beauty. ( @biancafabrie ) Talent Claudia van Etten aka Memory Monroe. ( @memorymonroe ) Video Assistant Jelle van Brakel. ( @jelle.vbr ) Fashion assistants Michael Geertzen & Magdalena Roe. ( @michael_geertzen@magdalenaroe ) Location Krasnapolsky Hotel In Amsterdam @grandhotelkrasnapolsky  Photo assistant and graphic designer: Lisa Brammer

In conversation with Fedde Le Grand
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In conversation with Fedde Le Grand

Music We had a big pleasure speaking and working with one of the best Dutch DJ's and artists Fedde Le Grand.       Thanks for taking the time to chat with us today. First of all, for those of our readers who aren’t yet familiar with you, could you introduce yourself?   My name is Fedde le grand 43 year old music producer and DJ. Born and raised in Holland and now a world citizen. Marshal artist and vegan foodie. And creative entrepreneur.      You’ve been in the electronic dance music scene for almost two decades, how did your journey in this industry start?   I was Always’s interested in music and dancing. I started out with a mobile disco then later I organized events and played at the events. After a while I learned how to produce songs and finally one of my tracks was picked up and before I know I played all over the world.     One of your biggest hits is “Put Your Hands Up For Detroit”, what inspired you to make this song?   Eh…… Detroit?   But seriously. I wanted to make funky house music but couldn’t find the samples I've needed. So I started playing funky riffs with synthesizer sounds.    When I started to make Detroit I was heavily inspired by The Parlement and their track Flashlight. I wanted to make something similar and just did it in the best way I knew how and in a housey way. And that’s how I made PYHUFD little did I know I expediently made something that many people liked and it blew up.     What kind of impact do you think “Put Your Hands Up For Detroit” had on the electronic dance music scene?   I think the timing couldn’t have been better. I think Benny Benassi, Eric Prydz, Mason and me really put dance music back on the map. I was fortunate enough to follow up with "The Creeps" and "Let Me Think About It”. To really seal the deal and show the world that dance music is more than just something that is enjoyed in a dark and damp club.      What would you say is the most rewarding part of being a producer & DJ?    Playing all over the world and make people happy and take a musical journey all together and just for a few hours leave all your worries behind and just all be in the same moment. Magical!     Have you always championed the Big Room sound or has your style developed through the years?   To be honest I’ve always been a more underground house/techhouse DJ. But after those tracks (and remember when they just came out, they where still underground or indie) everything changed. Unfortunately when you cross over you are not able to go back. So I embraced my new path and bring my house flow and preference to a bigger sound. And in the end that’s what make me me. I’ll probably never truly belong anywhere. Which is fine by me. That way you have the most freedom.      What makes your sound so unique and successful?   Like I said before it’s a mixture of styles and experience that I bring to the table. I can do a full on main stage set of an hour. Or a six hour club set that really goes from A to Z. Of course the basic is house with a lot of different elements.   Your new single “Losing Control” just dropped, how did you come up with the collaboration with Melo.Kids?   They are artist signed on my label. And I try to stay in touch with all my artists. They where working on "Losing Control" and where asking if I wanted to join them on the track. So they send everything they had over and I went to work getting the track to where we where both happy and excited about it. And the rest is history as they say.      Do you have any tracks that are a must-have when performing for a high-energy crowd?   No not really. But I think people always expect you to play some of your own repertoire. So I always choose a few tracks depending on the event and country.      Do you have any shows to look forward to? What have you missed most about performing live?   Yes I have a bunch of gigs coming up. I’m really looking forward to them as I haven’t done to many this year. Looking forward to the energy. Looking forward to testing out new stuff and feeling the vibe. DJ-ing is really something I love to do and gives me so much energy.     Amsterdam Dance Event is coming to us at 13 October, are you going to perform there?   Yes absolutely. It’s an event I won’t miss for anything. It’s not sure exactly what is and isn’t allowed. But we have several things lined up. So whatever goes….. we’re ready for it.  I’ve planned my own event in Escape on the Friday, like every year. So I hope we will dance again in October.     What is your connection with ADE in the previous years and what does it mean to you?   I used to come there already when it was just a tiny event and I just started out. And have been coming there ever since. And I’ve seen it grow and get more traction. So ADE runs deep. It’s the only week I see so many international colleagues and.industry people in The Netherlands and everybody is willing to work with each other. I really enjoy that week.     You’re also well known for your remixes of the great songs of big artists such as Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Shakira, Rihanna and more, what is the biggest challenge about remixing a song?   You don’t necessarily have absolute freedom. But I think the key is to respect the original song as much as possible. And still mold it into a dance version in your own style.      What advice would you give to producers or DJs who are just starting their musical career?   Most important is don’t give up. It’s like an actor having to do many many auditions before he lands a role.  And learn what your good at. But most important what your not good at. Because that’s a part where you can improve yourself.  “Be a realist that’s not afraid to dream”.       Are there any updates regarding your label Dark Light Recordings? What are some of the most exciting things and news connected to your label?   The main update of the label is that we changed the distribution channel, and we’ve seen that it has been a good move. It also made us gain more visibility , which it’s absolutely great. I’m sure that all the artists who are signed will benefit from this.     Photographer: Daniel Sars Styling: Magdalena Roe  MUA: Anh Nguyaen  Talent: Fedde Le Grand fashion editor: Gino Gurrieri casting: Timotej Letonja location: W Amsterdam We had a big pleasure speaking and working with one of the best Dutch DJ's and artists Fedde Le Grand.       Thanks for taking the time to chat with us today. First of all, for those of our readers who aren’t yet familiar with you, could you introduce yourself?   My name is Fedde le grand 43 year old music producer and DJ. Born and raised in Holland and now a world citizen. Marshal artist and vegan foodie. And creative entrepreneur.      You’ve been in the electronic dance music scene for almost two decades, how did your journey in this industry start?   I was Always’s interested in music and dancing. I started out with a mobile disco then later I organized events and played at the events. After a while I learned how to produce songs and finally one of my tracks was picked up and before I know I played all over the world.     One of your biggest hits is “Put Your Hands Up For Detroit”, what inspired you to make this song?   Eh…… Detroit?   But seriously. I wanted to make funky house music but couldn’t find the samples I've needed. So I started playing funky riffs with synthesizer sounds.    When I started to make Detroit I was heavily inspired by The Parlement and their track Flashlight. I wanted to make something similar and just did it in the best way I knew how and in a housey way. And that’s how I made PYHUFD little did I know I expediently made something that many people liked and it blew up.     What kind of impact do you think “Put Your Hands Up For Detroit” had on the electronic dance music scene?   I think the timing couldn’t have been better. I think Benny Benassi, Eric Prydz, Mason and me really put dance music back on the map. I was fortunate enough to follow up with "The Creeps" and "Let Me Think About It”. To really seal the deal and show the world that dance music is more than just something that is enjoyed in a dark and damp club.      What would you say is the most rewarding part of being a producer & DJ?    Playing all over the world and make people happy and take a musical journey all together and just for a few hours leave all your worries behind and just all be in the same moment. Magical!     Have you always championed the Big Room sound or has your style developed through the years?   To be honest I’ve always been a more underground house/techhouse DJ. But after those tracks (and remember when they just came out, they where still underground or indie) everything changed. Unfortunately when you cross over you are not able to go back. So I embraced my new path and bring my house flow and preference to a bigger sound. And in the end that’s what make me me. I’ll probably never truly belong anywhere. Which is fine by me. That way you have the most freedom.      What makes your sound so unique and successful?   Like I said before it’s a mixture of styles and experience that I bring to the table. I can do a full on main stage set of an hour. Or a six hour club set that really goes from A to Z. Of course the basic is house with a lot of different elements.   Your new single “Losing Control” just dropped, how did you come up with the collaboration with Melo.Kids?   They are artist signed on my label. And I try to stay in touch with all my artists. They where working on "Losing Control" and where asking if I wanted to join them on the track. So they send everything they had over and I went to work getting the track to where we where both happy and excited about it. And the rest is history as they say.      Do you have any tracks that are a must-have when performing for a high-energy crowd?   No not really. But I think people always expect you to play some of your own repertoire. So I always choose a few tracks depending on the event and country.      Do you have any shows to look forward to? What have you missed most about performing live?   Yes I have a bunch of gigs coming up. I’m really looking forward to them as I haven’t done to many this year. Looking forward to the energy. Looking forward to testing out new stuff and feeling the vibe. DJ-ing is really something I love to do and gives me so much energy.     Amsterdam Dance Event is coming to us at 13 October, are you going to perform there?   Yes absolutely. It’s an event I won’t miss for anything. It’s not sure exactly what is and isn’t allowed. But we have several things lined up. So whatever goes….. we’re ready for it.  I’ve planned my own event in Escape on the Friday, like every year. So I hope we will dance again in October.     What is your connection with ADE in the previous years and what does it mean to you?   I used to come there already when it was just a tiny event and I just started out. And have been coming there ever since. And I’ve seen it grow and get more traction. So ADE runs deep. It’s the only week I see so many international colleagues and.industry people in The Netherlands and everybody is willing to work with each other. I really enjoy that week.     You’re also well known for your remixes of the great songs of big artists such as Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Shakira, Rihanna and more, what is the biggest challenge about remixing a song?   You don’t necessarily have absolute freedom. But I think the key is to respect the original song as much as possible. And still mold it into a dance version in your own style.      What advice would you give to producers or DJs who are just starting their musical career?   Most important is don’t give up. It’s like an actor having to do many many auditions before he lands a role.  And learn what your good at. But most important what your not good at. Because that’s a part where you can improve yourself.  “Be a realist that’s not afraid to dream”.       Are there any updates regarding your label Dark Light Recordings? What are some of the most exciting things and news connected to your label?   The main update of the label is that we changed the distribution channel, and we’ve seen that it has been a good move. It also made us gain more visibility , which it’s absolutely great. I’m sure that all the artists who are signed will benefit from this.     Photographer: Daniel Sars Styling: Magdalena Roe  MUA: Anh Nguyaen  Talent: Fedde Le Grand fashion editor: Gino Gurrieri casting: Timotej Letonja location: W Amsterdam

NEW CARTIER AMBASSADOR LILY COLLINS IS THE FACE OF THE CLASH [UN]LIMITED JEWELLERY COLLECTION AND THE DOUBLE C DE CARTIER BAG
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NEW CARTIER AMBASSADOR LILY COLLINS IS THE FACE OF THE CLASH [UN]LIMITED JEWELLERY COLLECTION AND THE DOUBLE C DE CARTIER BAG

Jewelry Free-spirited, energetic and authentic: who could better embody both the creative duality of the Clash [Un]limited collection and the French neoclassicism of the Double C de Cartier bag.     A long-time friend of the Maison, actress Lily Collins is an individualist with a strong sense ofelegance. Her curious and multifaceted nature echoes Cartier’s ambition to collaborate withindividuals dedicated to deep commitments.     In 2016, her role as a devout Baptist in the Warren Beatty film RULES DON’T APPLY garnered herfirst Golden Globe nomination in the category of best actress in a motion picture - musical or comedy.Since then, Lily Collins’ versatility and adaptability have allowed her to take on a large variety of roles,notably in the Netflix original films OKJA and TO THE BONE, the Amazon original THE LASTTYCOON, and even in David Fincher’s MANK, a Netflix original that tells the story of the conflictbetween director Orson Welles and screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz over who gets the screenplay rights for Citizen Kane. In this film, Lily Collins plays "Rita Alexander,” Mankiewicz’s secretary. In2021, her outstanding performance in EMILY IN PARIS earned her a second Golden Globe nomination. This series, which Collins also serves as a producer on, has now been nominated for an Emmy Award, the ceremony will take place on 19 September in Los Angeles.     In addition to being recognised internationally as an actress and producer, Lily Collins is actively involved with different nonprofit organisations, such as the GO Campaign, which raises funds to help orphans and vulnerable children both in the United States and throughout the world. She is the ambassador of their annual charity gala.       « For me, being part of the Cartier family means joining a community of unique nonconformists who show great strength of character. Cartier is Paris, it's this certain idea of elegance and French refinement which the Clash [Un]limited jewellery and the Double C bag embody with classic extravagance. » LILY COLLINS     « When it came to expressing the duality of the Clash [Un]limited jewellery, Lily Collins was the obvious choice. Unique and committed, Lily Collins embodies a new generation of artists who dare to reveal their different sides, sometimes classic and elegant, sometimes creative, sometimes even extravagant. In summary, people who do not limit themselves. » ARNAUD CARREZ, INTERNATIONAL MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR Free-spirited, energetic and authentic: who could better embody both the creative duality of the Clash [Un]limited collection and the French neoclassicism of the Double C de Cartier bag.     A long-time friend of the Maison, actress Lily Collins is an individualist with a strong sense ofelegance. Her curious and multifaceted nature echoes Cartier’s ambition to collaborate withindividuals dedicated to deep commitments.     In 2016, her role as a devout Baptist in the Warren Beatty film RULES DON’T APPLY garnered herfirst Golden Globe nomination in the category of best actress in a motion picture - musical or comedy.Since then, Lily Collins’ versatility and adaptability have allowed her to take on a large variety of roles,notably in the Netflix original films OKJA and TO THE BONE, the Amazon original THE LASTTYCOON, and even in David Fincher’s MANK, a Netflix original that tells the story of the conflictbetween director Orson Welles and screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz over who gets the screenplay rights for Citizen Kane. In this film, Lily Collins plays "Rita Alexander,” Mankiewicz’s secretary. In2021, her outstanding performance in EMILY IN PARIS earned her a second Golden Globe nomination. This series, which Collins also serves as a producer on, has now been nominated for an Emmy Award, the ceremony will take place on 19 September in Los Angeles.     In addition to being recognised internationally as an actress and producer, Lily Collins is actively involved with different nonprofit organisations, such as the GO Campaign, which raises funds to help orphans and vulnerable children both in the United States and throughout the world. She is the ambassador of their annual charity gala.       « For me, being part of the Cartier family means joining a community of unique nonconformists who show great strength of character. Cartier is Paris, it's this certain idea of elegance and French refinement which the Clash [Un]limited jewellery and the Double C bag embody with classic extravagance. » LILY COLLINS     « When it came to expressing the duality of the Clash [Un]limited jewellery, Lily Collins was the obvious choice. Unique and committed, Lily Collins embodies a new generation of artists who dare to reveal their different sides, sometimes classic and elegant, sometimes creative, sometimes even extravagant. In summary, people who do not limit themselves. » ARNAUD CARREZ, INTERNATIONAL MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

Exclusive editorial "Alicante"
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Exclusive editorial "Alicante"

Fashion Brand new digital editorial shot in Spain by Gonzalo Ortuno.     Photographer Gonzalo Ortuño @gonzalo_ortuno Fashion Editor Victor Vergara @victor___vergara  Videographer Nacho Errando @errandoestamostodos  Hair and make up La Concha Studio @la_concha_studio Models: Pedro Jesús @Monroe Models - @pedroojesusss Randy @Trendmodels @randybless_ Igor @sk666r Thanks to Camping Costa Blanca, Ilaria Cocumelli and Ana Jordan Editor @timiletonja  Brand new digital editorial shot in Spain by Gonzalo Ortuno.     Photographer Gonzalo Ortuño @gonzalo_ortuno Fashion Editor Victor Vergara @victor___vergara  Videographer Nacho Errando @errandoestamostodos  Hair and make up La Concha Studio @la_concha_studio Models: Pedro Jesús @Monroe Models - @pedroojesusss Randy @Trendmodels @randybless_ Igor @sk666r Thanks to Camping Costa Blanca, Ilaria Cocumelli and Ana Jordan Editor @timiletonja 

Digital editorial starring Derek Chadwick
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Digital editorial starring Derek Chadwick

Men We are excited to share our latest digital editorial starring Derek Chadwick.     Talent - Derek Chadwick - @derekchadwick Photographer / Fashion Stylist - Torian Lewin - @torianlewin  Grooming - Marco Castro - @marcoamazonico Photography & Fashion Assistant - Alex Tonge - @hellospaceboy Editor @timiletonja  We are excited to share our latest digital editorial starring Derek Chadwick.     Talent - Derek Chadwick - @derekchadwick Photographer / Fashion Stylist - Torian Lewin - @torianlewin  Grooming - Marco Castro - @marcoamazonico Photography & Fashion Assistant - Alex Tonge - @hellospaceboy Editor @timiletonja 

In conversation with Col3trane
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In conversation with Col3trane

Music One of our new digital cover starts is talented musician Col3trane. Our music editor Joiah had a pleasure speaking with him about his career and new music.       You're a young talent of just 22 years old already making big steps in the industry and carving out your own authenticity as an artist. Going back to the beginnings, how were your early stages and what are the things that really shaped you as an artist?   Thank you. I appreciate the kind words. I’m sure there were hundreds of little moments that shaped me as a person and an artist but I think I owe a lot of it to my Mom and my Step-Dad. Since I was a little kid they always tried to expose me to as much art as possible. Whether it was theatre, other performance art, films that other kids my age weren’t necessarily watching, music other kids weren’t listening to etc. At the time I just wanted to be doing what everyone else was doing and like ‘fit in’ how every kid wants to. But I think watching Kubrick films and being dragged to see Shakespeare as a kid really helped me understand how I wanted to tell stories with my music.      In previous interviews you mention that one of your main inspirations are D’angelo, Nas, Michael Jackson and Notorious B.I.G, in your point of view, how do you connect to them? Do you have any particular song of theirs that have made an impact in your musical journey?   I listen to Voodoo by D’angelo and I wanna know what Questlove and Pino Palladino were eating for breakfast. That album sounds like it was made on Pluto. The musicianship… the grooves.. the harmony. To me it’s as close to the perfect album as I’ve ever heard. Same with Illmatic by Nas or Bad or Off the Wall by MJ. I just love albums and I love being immersed in an artists world and all of these albums mentioned are timeless for a reason. I wanna achieve that in my lifetime.       Your project Tsarina gain a lot of attention on Spotify alongside BOOT ( Breathing Out Of Time). How was the creative process for both and how did you approach both productions?   Me & Jmoon made most of Tsarina in studio in Shoreditch in London and finished it at his Mom’s house in Hastings on the south coast of England. Sleeping on the floor and shit like that. We were both like 17/18 and had no idea what we were doing but we just trusted our ability and our taste and made something that I’m blessed to say I’m still really proud of. BOOT was a totally different experience. I had just been signed to a major label and was flying all around the world meeting all these different people and having to deal with a million different inputs. That’s why in my opinion it sounds a bit confused, because I was confused as shit and It was a confusing time. I love those songs as well don’t get it twisted, but the process was very difficult for me and I think you can feel it in the project which is a shame. But we live and learn.      What inspired you to start your label and name it Trane Of Thought?   I wanted it to play off my name… and I just be thinking like crazy. Deep and over thinking. Too much sometimes. I try to have clear intention and thought behind every creative decision I make. Especially the music. Really that’s what you get from my music. It’s my Trane Of Thought.      What is the core vision of your label? What would you like to accomplish in years time?   Right now, I’m just happy to be independent. Blessed I don’t have to worry about all the things I been worrying about for the past 2/3 years. Labels are great for some people, but for me it was very difficult to navigate. My deal was so complicated and I was working with people at points who had no idea who I even was as a person let alone an artist. So right now I am enjoying this new chapter having built a team of people around me that I love and that support me and my decisions. After this album, who knows what the future holds. I would love to support artists that I believe in… I just need to find the right ones.        Congratulations on your latest song " Feels Like We’re Falling in Love [Californication]". The song emanates summer in all it's facets, from falling in love to vibes of positivity and freedom. What is love for you? How would you describe it in your own words?   Such a cliche but love is individual… Love is different for everyone. To be honest I’m not sure I know what love is but I know what it feels like to fall in love. I wrote this song about a time where I was falling in love and everything felt perfect. I felt untouchable. I think and hope that this song will make people feel the same way when they listen to it. I still smile every time the chorus hits. Shoutout SG as well that’s family.      Photographer: @alexcayleystudio  Stylist: @maher_1 Talent: @col3trane at @communitynewyork Production: @communitynewyork Editor: @timiletonja One of our new digital cover starts is talented musician Col3trane. Our music editor Joiah had a pleasure speaking with him about his career and new music.       You're a young talent of just 22 years old already making big steps in the industry and carving out your own authenticity as an artist. Going back to the beginnings, how were your early stages and what are the things that really shaped you as an artist?   Thank you. I appreciate the kind words. I’m sure there were hundreds of little moments that shaped me as a person and an artist but I think I owe a lot of it to my Mom and my Step-Dad. Since I was a little kid they always tried to expose me to as much art as possible. Whether it was theatre, other performance art, films that other kids my age weren’t necessarily watching, music other kids weren’t listening to etc. At the time I just wanted to be doing what everyone else was doing and like ‘fit in’ how every kid wants to. But I think watching Kubrick films and being dragged to see Shakespeare as a kid really helped me understand how I wanted to tell stories with my music.      In previous interviews you mention that one of your main inspirations are D’angelo, Nas, Michael Jackson and Notorious B.I.G, in your point of view, how do you connect to them? Do you have any particular song of theirs that have made an impact in your musical journey?   I listen to Voodoo by D’angelo and I wanna know what Questlove and Pino Palladino were eating for breakfast. That album sounds like it was made on Pluto. The musicianship… the grooves.. the harmony. To me it’s as close to the perfect album as I’ve ever heard. Same with Illmatic by Nas or Bad or Off the Wall by MJ. I just love albums and I love being immersed in an artists world and all of these albums mentioned are timeless for a reason. I wanna achieve that in my lifetime.       Your project Tsarina gain a lot of attention on Spotify alongside BOOT ( Breathing Out Of Time). How was the creative process for both and how did you approach both productions?   Me & Jmoon made most of Tsarina in studio in Shoreditch in London and finished it at his Mom’s house in Hastings on the south coast of England. Sleeping on the floor and shit like that. We were both like 17/18 and had no idea what we were doing but we just trusted our ability and our taste and made something that I’m blessed to say I’m still really proud of. BOOT was a totally different experience. I had just been signed to a major label and was flying all around the world meeting all these different people and having to deal with a million different inputs. That’s why in my opinion it sounds a bit confused, because I was confused as shit and It was a confusing time. I love those songs as well don’t get it twisted, but the process was very difficult for me and I think you can feel it in the project which is a shame. But we live and learn.      What inspired you to start your label and name it Trane Of Thought?   I wanted it to play off my name… and I just be thinking like crazy. Deep and over thinking. Too much sometimes. I try to have clear intention and thought behind every creative decision I make. Especially the music. Really that’s what you get from my music. It’s my Trane Of Thought.      What is the core vision of your label? What would you like to accomplish in years time?   Right now, I’m just happy to be independent. Blessed I don’t have to worry about all the things I been worrying about for the past 2/3 years. Labels are great for some people, but for me it was very difficult to navigate. My deal was so complicated and I was working with people at points who had no idea who I even was as a person let alone an artist. So right now I am enjoying this new chapter having built a team of people around me that I love and that support me and my decisions. After this album, who knows what the future holds. I would love to support artists that I believe in… I just need to find the right ones.        Congratulations on your latest song " Feels Like We’re Falling in Love [Californication]". The song emanates summer in all it's facets, from falling in love to vibes of positivity and freedom. What is love for you? How would you describe it in your own words?   Such a cliche but love is individual… Love is different for everyone. To be honest I’m not sure I know what love is but I know what it feels like to fall in love. I wrote this song about a time where I was falling in love and everything felt perfect. I felt untouchable. I think and hope that this song will make people feel the same way when they listen to it. I still smile every time the chorus hits. Shoutout SG as well that’s family.      Photographer: @alexcayleystudio  Stylist: @maher_1 Talent: @col3trane at @communitynewyork Production: @communitynewyork Editor: @timiletonja

Our new digital cover starring Emma Chamberlain
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Our new digital cover starring Emma Chamberlain

Fashion We are excited to share our newest digital cover story. Starting the amazingly talented @emmachamberlain captured by @kat_in_nyc and styled by @jaredellner     photographer: kat irlin (@kat_in_nyc) editor-in-chief: timotej letonja (@timiletonja) art director: amir zia (@azxo) photographer’s assistant: ros hayes (@_whiteprince_) hair: Laura Polko (@laurapolko) makeup: Kelsey Deenihan (@kdeenihan) nails: Kimmie Kyees (@kimmiekyees) stylist: Jared Ellner (@jaredellner) shot at: hollywood roosevelt hotel (@thehollywoodroosevelt) We are excited to share our newest digital cover story. Starting the amazingly talented @emmachamberlain captured by @kat_in_nyc and styled by @jaredellner     photographer: kat irlin (@kat_in_nyc) editor-in-chief: timotej letonja (@timiletonja) art director: amir zia (@azxo) photographer’s assistant: ros hayes (@_whiteprince_) hair: Laura Polko (@laurapolko) makeup: Kelsey Deenihan (@kdeenihan) nails: Kimmie Kyees (@kimmiekyees) stylist: Jared Ellner (@jaredellner) shot at: hollywood roosevelt hotel (@thehollywoodroosevelt)

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