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Exclusive beauty editorial by Lusha Alic
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Exclusive beauty editorial by Lusha Alic

Beauty Exclusive beauty editorial by Lusha Alic.     Photography / creative - Lusha Alic at LMC Worldwide / @lushaalic 3D Design - Jappari / @japparii @obby.jappari Styling - Jordan Boothe / @jordanboothestudio   Makeup - Megumi Matsuno / @megumi.matsuno Makeup assistant - Naomi Nakamura / @naomi.makeup Hair - Zateesha Barbour at LMC Worldwide / @zateeshahairstylist Manicurist - Michelle Class at LMC Worldwide / @michelleclassnails Casting Director - Andre Augusto / @arlaa__    stylist assistant Korede Alabi @lifeofkors   MODELS: Clementine @ANTIAGENCY / @clementinechalfant Gift @ANTIAGENCY / @giftnyakuta Exclusive beauty editorial by Lusha Alic.     Photography / creative - Lusha Alic at LMC Worldwide / @lushaalic 3D Design - Jappari / @japparii @obby.jappari Styling - Jordan Boothe / @jordanboothestudio   Makeup - Megumi Matsuno / @megumi.matsuno Makeup assistant - Naomi Nakamura / @naomi.makeup Hair - Zateesha Barbour at LMC Worldwide / @zateeshahairstylist Manicurist - Michelle Class at LMC Worldwide / @michelleclassnails Casting Director - Andre Augusto / @arlaa__    stylist assistant Korede Alabi @lifeofkors   MODELS: Clementine @ANTIAGENCY / @clementinechalfant Gift @ANTIAGENCY / @giftnyakuta

EMPORIO ARMANI PRESENTS: "STRONGER WITH YOU ABSOLUTELY"
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EMPORIO ARMANI PRESENTS: "STRONGER WITH YOU ABSOLUTELY"

Beauty In 2020, Emporio Armani opened a new enthralling chapter in the STRONGER WITH YOU olfactory story, with the introduction of STRONGER WITH YOU ABSOLUTELY. This new, masculine fragrance pays tribute to the absolute power of love, with the spirit of the fragrance captured in an ever more cinematic campaign starring British actor Nicholas Hoult and Italian actress Alice Pagani.     Emporio Armani rst unveiled its fragrance duo in 2017, as a celebration of unconditional love and the strength of togetherness. STRONGER WITH YOU ABSOLUTELY reveals a new, passionate aspect of this captivating story.     Emblematic of absolute love, STRONGER WITH YOU ABSOLUTELY is a Fougère Oriental Ambery scent for men that is invitingly liquorous, sensual, and addictive. As a parfum, STRONGER WITH YOU ABSOLUTELY is the most intense fragrance among the STRONGER WITH YOU collection.     Composed by perfumer Cécile Matton (MANE), the fragrance opens with a new, fresh, and intoxicating facet: a subtle rum accord that blends with bergamot for a sparkling e ect, and then elemi, a resin-like scent to reveal a fresh, spicy, and ambery aspect. The heart of the fragrance combines davana with its aromatic, liquorous and fruity facets, and Diva lavender heart from France, to create a powerfully aromatic appeal. At the base, the sweetness of a glazed chestnut accord is intensi ed by smoky cedar wood. Uniting with these notes are vanilla extract from Madagascar and patchouli, a blend that lends the fragrance a sensual and addictive, contemporary, ambery trail. Several ingredients within STRONGER WITH YOU ABSOLUTELY are derived from sustainable and traceable sources. The vanilla is sourced in Madagascar as part of Armani beauty’s solidarity sourcing program to support local communities. The Diva lavender heart, meanwhile, is sustainably sourced in France, with this ingredient creating a highly-refined lavender note that lends a floral and balsamic quality to the fragrance. STRONGER WITH YOU ABSOLUTELY, together with its feminine counterpart, the oral, fruity fragrance BECAUSE IT’S YOU, reflects a modern, instinctive, and irresistible allure.     STRONGER WITH YOU ABSOLUTELY is encapsulated in the unique and recognizable Emporio Armani male fragrance glass bottle. Smoky lacquering, which darkens towards the bottle’s base, distinguishes the STRONGER WITH YOU acon, and lends the juice’s liquor-like hue an even greater intensity. The essential lines and curves of the bottle recall masculine shoulders, with the acon completed with the iconic STRONGER WITH YOU metal cap, in a metallic dark grey. In 2020, Emporio Armani opened a new enthralling chapter in the STRONGER WITH YOU olfactory story, with the introduction of STRONGER WITH YOU ABSOLUTELY. This new, masculine fragrance pays tribute to the absolute power of love, with the spirit of the fragrance captured in an ever more cinematic campaign starring British actor Nicholas Hoult and Italian actress Alice Pagani.     Emporio Armani rst unveiled its fragrance duo in 2017, as a celebration of unconditional love and the strength of togetherness. STRONGER WITH YOU ABSOLUTELY reveals a new, passionate aspect of this captivating story.     Emblematic of absolute love, STRONGER WITH YOU ABSOLUTELY is a Fougère Oriental Ambery scent for men that is invitingly liquorous, sensual, and addictive. As a parfum, STRONGER WITH YOU ABSOLUTELY is the most intense fragrance among the STRONGER WITH YOU collection.     Composed by perfumer Cécile Matton (MANE), the fragrance opens with a new, fresh, and intoxicating facet: a subtle rum accord that blends with bergamot for a sparkling e ect, and then elemi, a resin-like scent to reveal a fresh, spicy, and ambery aspect. The heart of the fragrance combines davana with its aromatic, liquorous and fruity facets, and Diva lavender heart from France, to create a powerfully aromatic appeal. At the base, the sweetness of a glazed chestnut accord is intensi ed by smoky cedar wood. Uniting with these notes are vanilla extract from Madagascar and patchouli, a blend that lends the fragrance a sensual and addictive, contemporary, ambery trail. Several ingredients within STRONGER WITH YOU ABSOLUTELY are derived from sustainable and traceable sources. The vanilla is sourced in Madagascar as part of Armani beauty’s solidarity sourcing program to support local communities. The Diva lavender heart, meanwhile, is sustainably sourced in France, with this ingredient creating a highly-refined lavender note that lends a floral and balsamic quality to the fragrance. STRONGER WITH YOU ABSOLUTELY, together with its feminine counterpart, the oral, fruity fragrance BECAUSE IT’S YOU, reflects a modern, instinctive, and irresistible allure.     STRONGER WITH YOU ABSOLUTELY is encapsulated in the unique and recognizable Emporio Armani male fragrance glass bottle. Smoky lacquering, which darkens towards the bottle’s base, distinguishes the STRONGER WITH YOU acon, and lends the juice’s liquor-like hue an even greater intensity. The essential lines and curves of the bottle recall masculine shoulders, with the acon completed with the iconic STRONGER WITH YOU metal cap, in a metallic dark grey.

Exclusive editorial by Urša Premik
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Exclusive editorial by Urša Premik

Fashion Seniors wear their whole life story in their pores, scars and wrinkles and I have admired them my whole life. this project has been a crazy rollercoaster from the start. Me and my team took them on a road trip, because I wanted them to have the most amazing experience and creating this story was my way of saying thank you.       Urša Premik  is a portrait, fashion and commerical photographer, living in Ljubljana, Slovenia. While her photographs were exhibited on many group and solo exhibitions, her work is also published in various publications and magazines. The author has found her passion for photography at an early age and has been following it intensely ever since. Her work is mostly focused on people because they are her main source of artistic inspiration. When photographing them, her aim is to extract each of their individual energies, which can be seen through out her artistic opus. Her main goal isn’t to only capture their beauty, but to also bring out who their really are as a person.     ____________________________________ Photographer : Ursa Premik // www.ursapremik.com // @ursapremik Stylist : Barbara Podlogar & Lovro Ivancic // www.bpodlogar.com // @barbpod // @donshanell // Makeup : Neza Knific // @nesha.knific Assistant of photographer : Anze Vrabl // @anze_vrabl Hair : Simon Volcic // @simonvolcic Casting : Alenka Krc // @alena_spazmova Models : Jule, Franjo, Natalija and Sonja Special Thanks : Rok Rainer, Matic Fendre Seniors wear their whole life story in their pores, scars and wrinkles and I have admired them my whole life. this project has been a crazy rollercoaster from the start. Me and my team took them on a road trip, because I wanted them to have the most amazing experience and creating this story was my way of saying thank you.       Urša Premik  is a portrait, fashion and commerical photographer, living in Ljubljana, Slovenia. While her photographs were exhibited on many group and solo exhibitions, her work is also published in various publications and magazines. The author has found her passion for photography at an early age and has been following it intensely ever since. Her work is mostly focused on people because they are her main source of artistic inspiration. When photographing them, her aim is to extract each of their individual energies, which can be seen through out her artistic opus. Her main goal isn’t to only capture their beauty, but to also bring out who their really are as a person.     ____________________________________ Photographer : Ursa Premik // www.ursapremik.com // @ursapremik Stylist : Barbara Podlogar & Lovro Ivancic // www.bpodlogar.com // @barbpod // @donshanell // Makeup : Neza Knific // @nesha.knific Assistant of photographer : Anze Vrabl // @anze_vrabl Hair : Simon Volcic // @simonvolcic Casting : Alenka Krc // @alena_spazmova Models : Jule, Franjo, Natalija and Sonja Special Thanks : Rok Rainer, Matic Fendre

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Editorial by Kat Irlin
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Editorial by Kat Irlin

Fashion New mini editorial, captured by Kat Irlin.     Model - sasha Melnychuk Makeup - Jodie Boland  Hair - Riad Azar  location - national arts club  New mini editorial, captured by Kat Irlin.     Model - sasha Melnychuk Makeup - Jodie Boland  Hair - Riad Azar  location - national arts club 

VERSACE POUR FEMME: DYLAN TURQUOISE
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VERSACE POUR FEMME: DYLAN TURQUOISE

Beauty   “Dream away to a distant tropical island where the blue sky flows into the crystal clear water. The sea breeze awakens your senses, giving your soul a boost of new energy. A scent that reminds you of warm and summer days. Versace pour femme Dylan Turquoise is an ode to the sensuality of the Versace woman ” - Donatella Versace.     THE PERFUME: Lively and playful, traditional and innovative, Dylan Turquoise perfectly complements the Versace family of women's and men's fragrances. Primofiori lemon creates a playful opening. The heart of the fragrance is filled with creativity with Guava for an exotic undertone. The woody base in combination with the white musk provides a sensual finish.     “Dream away to a distant tropical island where the blue sky flows into the crystal clear water. The sea breeze awakens your senses, giving your soul a boost of new energy. A scent that reminds you of warm and summer days. Versace pour femme Dylan Turquoise is an ode to the sensuality of the Versace woman ” - Donatella Versace.     THE PERFUME: Lively and playful, traditional and innovative, Dylan Turquoise perfectly complements the Versace family of women's and men's fragrances. Primofiori lemon creates a playful opening. The heart of the fragrance is filled with creativity with Guava for an exotic undertone. The woody base in combination with the white musk provides a sensual finish.  

Daily Paper Presents Spring/Summer 2021 Collection: Future Roots
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Daily Paper Presents Spring/Summer 2021 Collection: Future Roots

Fashion Daily Paper presents their Spring/Summer 2021 collection Future Roots as they release their second drop of Spring ready silhouettes and colorways. This season Daily Paper explores ancient wisdom and traditions of pre-colonial civilisations alongside the creativity and innovation of post-colonial activist movements. Looking at the past with reverence and humility; to the present with critical wit; and to the future with an empowered optimism, Daily Paper hopes to inspire and educate the current generation to realise their potential to create diverse new identities for tomorrow.     Custom Branded Lace:   The foundation of the collection is the revival of histories and the memories of the past through a modern lens which is particularly well demonstrated in the choice of fabrics for this season. Extensive research into the origin stories of various African textiles is reinterpreted through satin scarf attachments, tailored staples, dart-waisted dresses and voluminous shirting that is cut from a custom branded white cotton broderie anglaise. The lace is embroidered with empty portrait frames, acknowledging the heroes of the past for your own interpretation that paved the way for the future to come. This season's colors include pastel turquoise, lilac and yellow, soft beige and brown, bright green and different shades of whites for an elevated Spring/Summer wardrobe.       Credits : Photography: David Nana Opoku Ansah  Creative and Art Direction: Florian Joahn  Styling: Edem Dossou Styling Assistant: Mohammed Blakk  Make Up: Elizabeth Boateng  Talents (left to right): Seth Bedzo and  Erza Tamaa     Brown Jacquard and Nostalgic Elements:   A further sense of heritage is conveyed in a newly- introduced monogram print of the Daily Paper shield, which is used on brown satin jacquard two-pieces. Elsewhere, blazers, flared trousers and pleated skirts in school- uniform-inspired checks is a nod to the student style and classrooms of the 60s and 70s where the activist mindsets were developed. With it’s nostalgic elements and historical references, the collection’s message rings clear: our future roots will always draw their power from the past.      Daily Paper presents their Spring/Summer 2021 collection Future Roots as they release their second drop of Spring ready silhouettes and colorways. This season Daily Paper explores ancient wisdom and traditions of pre-colonial civilisations alongside the creativity and innovation of post-colonial activist movements. Looking at the past with reverence and humility; to the present with critical wit; and to the future with an empowered optimism, Daily Paper hopes to inspire and educate the current generation to realise their potential to create diverse new identities for tomorrow.     Custom Branded Lace:   The foundation of the collection is the revival of histories and the memories of the past through a modern lens which is particularly well demonstrated in the choice of fabrics for this season. Extensive research into the origin stories of various African textiles is reinterpreted through satin scarf attachments, tailored staples, dart-waisted dresses and voluminous shirting that is cut from a custom branded white cotton broderie anglaise. The lace is embroidered with empty portrait frames, acknowledging the heroes of the past for your own interpretation that paved the way for the future to come. This season's colors include pastel turquoise, lilac and yellow, soft beige and brown, bright green and different shades of whites for an elevated Spring/Summer wardrobe.       Credits : Photography: David Nana Opoku Ansah  Creative and Art Direction: Florian Joahn  Styling: Edem Dossou Styling Assistant: Mohammed Blakk  Make Up: Elizabeth Boateng  Talents (left to right): Seth Bedzo and  Erza Tamaa     Brown Jacquard and Nostalgic Elements:   A further sense of heritage is conveyed in a newly- introduced monogram print of the Daily Paper shield, which is used on brown satin jacquard two-pieces. Elsewhere, blazers, flared trousers and pleated skirts in school- uniform-inspired checks is a nod to the student style and classrooms of the 60s and 70s where the activist mindsets were developed. With it’s nostalgic elements and historical references, the collection’s message rings clear: our future roots will always draw their power from the past.     

Sakeema In “The Candidate” - A Story By Betsy Johnson
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Sakeema In “The Candidate” - A Story By Betsy Johnson

Fashion "I wanted to portray Sakeema through a political lens to push people's spectrum of people they view in politics and release on the US election inauguration; a highly political time, regardless of result to get people thinking and hear Sakeema's words alongside the images. It is titled “SAKEEMA in "THE CANDIDATE”  the shoot references mostly to UK Thatcher era political imagery we see her through a fashion lens; a commentary on an ideal political landscape. Are we moving fast enough as a society? The political field and experience is much a sphere for upper class career politicians and business moguls and often excludes the people who really experience the policies discussed. One of the most inspiring things Sakeema ever said to me was as Women it is so important to occupy space especially in moments when the world would like otherwise. This shoot is a visual manifestation of that."  - Betsy Johnson       CREDITS:   Sakeema In “The Candidate” - A Story By Betsy Johnson @Sakeemathecrook   Director, Fashion Stylist - Betsy Johnson @Betsyjohnson_ Photography - Luke Abby @Lukeabby Post Production And Graphic Design Betsy Johnson_ Hair Direction - Charlie Le Mindu @Charlielemindu Makeup - Mona Leanne @Monaleannemakeup Hair Stylist - Alastair Jubbs @Mrjubbs Creative Assistant - Billie O’Neill Queenan @Billieoneillqueenan Fashion Assistant - Jadzia Scott @Jadziascott_ "I wanted to portray Sakeema through a political lens to push people's spectrum of people they view in politics and release on the US election inauguration; a highly political time, regardless of result to get people thinking and hear Sakeema's words alongside the images. It is titled “SAKEEMA in "THE CANDIDATE”  the shoot references mostly to UK Thatcher era political imagery we see her through a fashion lens; a commentary on an ideal political landscape. Are we moving fast enough as a society? The political field and experience is much a sphere for upper class career politicians and business moguls and often excludes the people who really experience the policies discussed. One of the most inspiring things Sakeema ever said to me was as Women it is so important to occupy space especially in moments when the world would like otherwise. This shoot is a visual manifestation of that."  - Betsy Johnson       CREDITS:   Sakeema In “The Candidate” - A Story By Betsy Johnson @Sakeemathecrook   Director, Fashion Stylist - Betsy Johnson @Betsyjohnson_ Photography - Luke Abby @Lukeabby Post Production And Graphic Design Betsy Johnson_ Hair Direction - Charlie Le Mindu @Charlielemindu Makeup - Mona Leanne @Monaleannemakeup Hair Stylist - Alastair Jubbs @Mrjubbs Creative Assistant - Billie O’Neill Queenan @Billieoneillqueenan Fashion Assistant - Jadzia Scott @Jadziascott_

SAINT LAURENT PRESENTS THEIR NEW MEN'S CAMPAIGN FOR SPRING & SUMMER
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SAINT LAURENT PRESENTS THEIR NEW MEN'S CAMPAIGN FOR SPRING & SUMMER

Men SAINT LAURENT MEN’S SPRING SUMMER 21 #YSL37 BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO Art Direction : Anthony Vaccarello Director : David Sims   #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent @anthonyvaccarello @davidsimsofficial SAINT LAURENT MEN’S SPRING SUMMER 21 #YSL37 BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO Art Direction : Anthony Vaccarello Director : David Sims   #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent @anthonyvaccarello @davidsimsofficial

VIC MENSA IS OUR NEXT DIGITAL COVER STAR
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VIC MENSA IS OUR NEXT DIGITAL COVER STAR

Music The African in America is an over the shoulder watcher   a look 4-ways before he cross the street-er   She is a barked command curver   curvy unapologetic hip switcher   He is a long-lost homeland forgetter    amnesiac pain burying law breaker    She is a louisiana gumbo cooker    houseless street walking home maker   The African in America is a stolen jewel, a grave robbed masterwork    beckoning to a past unknown   As we spill our blood in attempts to wash our hands clean of the scars and calluses accumulated from carrying America’s secrets, generation after generation of displaced Africans have radically envisioned Exodus. From Marcus Garvey to Sun Ra to Bob Marley, the innate longing to return has magnetically pulled Black people away from the tainted soil of our Lands of the free, often through the medium of artistic imagination. In our brush strokes, our rhythms and our silhouettes we have retained a cultural identity so intrinsically unbreakable that even we, at times, have been ignorant to its origins. I placed myself in a street scene in Ghana wearing Telfar beneath a sign reading Dignity & Respect as cultural acknowledgement of the synergy between the brand, my identity and the birthplace of my father. Telfar’s impact on the zeitgeist is undeniably African (unsurprising given his Liberian heritage), as well as unapologetically Black, Queer and non-conformist. It is worth noting that a utopian view of Africa eschews reality, and many of the oppressive constructs of American society are also deeply entrenched in the continent; homophobia, misogyny & neocolonialism to name a few. Yet, I believe, visualizing ourselves and our art within the context of our native heritage enables us to inject our ideals and our dreams of freedom into the imperfect present day iteration of the closest thing we know to liberation.    This summer as 47th Street bellowed in flames and Chicago’s Black Belt was once again engulfed in the rage of a caged people, images of Bronzeville’s historic past flashed through my mind like fuzzy white lightning, a beautiful illustration across a tormented sky. Desperation from a world-stopping pandemic, multiplied by traumatizing images of white supremacist terrorism created the conditions of a perfect storm, and widespread looting and rioting ravaged the South Side, where 95% of the population is Black but less than 10% of the business are Black owned. The historical precedent is there, and many of the remnants of the 1968 riots in the wake of Dr. King’s assassination still litter the streets; boarded up, decrepit buildings that look more like a war-torn third world country than America’s third largest city. And yet, things were not always this way. I’ve always marveled over the images of the bustling corners of 47th street, once the epicenter of a community known as the Black Metropolis. One of the most famous images is a black and white photograph of a group of young boys perched on the hood of a 1940’s automobile, dressed impeccably in their Easter best and poised with a regal confidence, if not a haunting dissociation in their eyes, as if they could foresee the troubled times to come. I placed myself at their helm, imagining myself leading a reversed funeral procession to a future where the streets of the Low End clamored not with gunshots and homelessness, but with enterprise and ownership.    Separate but equal; one of America’s many last ditch attempts to maintain her legal stranglehold on the so-called sons of Job in the aftermath of her bitter loss of traditional chattel slavery. Of course we are aware that slavery was never truly abolished, but rather redirected into mass incarceration through the final sentence of the 13th Amendment, however, in the first half of the 20th century the societal chains were far more blatantly visible than they may be now, at least to the naked eye. It is within the very shackles of this social bondage that the predecessors of our current movements learned to thrive, to innovate and to resist. One such figure is Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the lesser known Black musician often credited as the “Godmother of Rock & Roll”, and one of the primary inspirations for my friend Kerby Jean Raymond’s Pyer Moss Collection 3. We imposed an image of me wearing Pyer Moss while drinking from a White Only water fountain to represent both the adversities our forebears overcame to shape the world as we know it, as well as the radical significance of our existence as artists on the highest levels of hierarchies not intended for us.  - VIC MENSA     Team credits: talent: Vic Mensa photography: Ray's Corrupted Mind stylist: Donte Mcguine editor: Timotej Letonja   The African in America is an over the shoulder watcher   a look 4-ways before he cross the street-er   She is a barked command curver   curvy unapologetic hip switcher   He is a long-lost homeland forgetter    amnesiac pain burying law breaker    She is a louisiana gumbo cooker    houseless street walking home maker   The African in America is a stolen jewel, a grave robbed masterwork    beckoning to a past unknown   As we spill our blood in attempts to wash our hands clean of the scars and calluses accumulated from carrying America’s secrets, generation after generation of displaced Africans have radically envisioned Exodus. From Marcus Garvey to Sun Ra to Bob Marley, the innate longing to return has magnetically pulled Black people away from the tainted soil of our Lands of the free, often through the medium of artistic imagination. In our brush strokes, our rhythms and our silhouettes we have retained a cultural identity so intrinsically unbreakable that even we, at times, have been ignorant to its origins. I placed myself in a street scene in Ghana wearing Telfar beneath a sign reading Dignity & Respect as cultural acknowledgement of the synergy between the brand, my identity and the birthplace of my father. Telfar’s impact on the zeitgeist is undeniably African (unsurprising given his Liberian heritage), as well as unapologetically Black, Queer and non-conformist. It is worth noting that a utopian view of Africa eschews reality, and many of the oppressive constructs of American society are also deeply entrenched in the continent; homophobia, misogyny & neocolonialism to name a few. Yet, I believe, visualizing ourselves and our art within the context of our native heritage enables us to inject our ideals and our dreams of freedom into the imperfect present day iteration of the closest thing we know to liberation.    This summer as 47th Street bellowed in flames and Chicago’s Black Belt was once again engulfed in the rage of a caged people, images of Bronzeville’s historic past flashed through my mind like fuzzy white lightning, a beautiful illustration across a tormented sky. Desperation from a world-stopping pandemic, multiplied by traumatizing images of white supremacist terrorism created the conditions of a perfect storm, and widespread looting and rioting ravaged the South Side, where 95% of the population is Black but less than 10% of the business are Black owned. The historical precedent is there, and many of the remnants of the 1968 riots in the wake of Dr. King’s assassination still litter the streets; boarded up, decrepit buildings that look more like a war-torn third world country than America’s third largest city. And yet, things were not always this way. I’ve always marveled over the images of the bustling corners of 47th street, once the epicenter of a community known as the Black Metropolis. One of the most famous images is a black and white photograph of a group of young boys perched on the hood of a 1940’s automobile, dressed impeccably in their Easter best and poised with a regal confidence, if not a haunting dissociation in their eyes, as if they could foresee the troubled times to come. I placed myself at their helm, imagining myself leading a reversed funeral procession to a future where the streets of the Low End clamored not with gunshots and homelessness, but with enterprise and ownership.    Separate but equal; one of America’s many last ditch attempts to maintain her legal stranglehold on the so-called sons of Job in the aftermath of her bitter loss of traditional chattel slavery. Of course we are aware that slavery was never truly abolished, but rather redirected into mass incarceration through the final sentence of the 13th Amendment, however, in the first half of the 20th century the societal chains were far more blatantly visible than they may be now, at least to the naked eye. It is within the very shackles of this social bondage that the predecessors of our current movements learned to thrive, to innovate and to resist. One such figure is Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the lesser known Black musician often credited as the “Godmother of Rock & Roll”, and one of the primary inspirations for my friend Kerby Jean Raymond’s Pyer Moss Collection 3. We imposed an image of me wearing Pyer Moss while drinking from a White Only water fountain to represent both the adversities our forebears overcame to shape the world as we know it, as well as the radical significance of our existence as artists on the highest levels of hierarchies not intended for us.  - VIC MENSA     Team credits: talent: Vic Mensa photography: Ray's Corrupted Mind stylist: Donte Mcguine editor: Timotej Letonja  

Valentine’s Day campaign Savage X Fenty features Rihanna, Miguel, Nazanin Mandi, Alek Wek, Chinqpink and Lulu Bonfils
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Valentine’s Day campaign Savage X Fenty features Rihanna, Miguel, Nazanin Mandi, Alek Wek, Chinqpink and Lulu Bonfils

Fashion Savage X Fenty is excited to announce the launch of the Valentine’s Day collection. The highly anticipated drop features 4 playful collections – Candy Hearts, Seamless Fishnet, Linking Hearts and the latest additions to men’s underwear and sleepwear styles – so whether this Valentine’s Day is for you, for bae or for play, Savage X has something for every mood.     With sheer dotted mesh, ruby red lace, satin lace-up ties & open-back styles, the new Candy Hearts collection is red hot. Cheeky candy heart-shaped messages bring a playful and sassy attitude a collection that is a naughty as it is sweet. Dare to bare in the curve hugging Valentine’s Seamless Fishnet mock neck slip in black caviar and goji berry red. No matter what V-Day looks you pair them with, the Linking Hearts Embroidery styles are the perfect match with an unlined balconette bra, garter belt and g-string.     Building on the launch of men’s underwear and sleepwear styles last year, this newest assortment of styles continues to push the boundaries of individuality with versatile pieces that can be worn by every-BODY. Designed to be layered or worn as separates, the latest additions include an oversized satin sleep smoking jacket and matching boxer in the iconic Savage X lavender color, a satin sleep smoking jacket in solid black caviar, satin boxer in solid goji berry red, and woven boxers in monogram prints.     Shot by Dennis Leupold, the Valentine’s Day campaign features Miguel, Nazanin Mandi, Alek Wek, Chinqpink and Lulu Bonfils.     With sizes from 32A – 42DD and XS – 3X, customers can shop the collection at Savage X Fenty Prices for the Valentine’s Day collection range from $12.95 - $79.95.     #SAVAGEXFENTY #XXSAVAGEX   Savage X Fenty is excited to announce the launch of the Valentine’s Day collection. The highly anticipated drop features 4 playful collections – Candy Hearts, Seamless Fishnet, Linking Hearts and the latest additions to men’s underwear and sleepwear styles – so whether this Valentine’s Day is for you, for bae or for play, Savage X has something for every mood.     With sheer dotted mesh, ruby red lace, satin lace-up ties & open-back styles, the new Candy Hearts collection is red hot. Cheeky candy heart-shaped messages bring a playful and sassy attitude a collection that is a naughty as it is sweet. Dare to bare in the curve hugging Valentine’s Seamless Fishnet mock neck slip in black caviar and goji berry red. No matter what V-Day looks you pair them with, the Linking Hearts Embroidery styles are the perfect match with an unlined balconette bra, garter belt and g-string.     Building on the launch of men’s underwear and sleepwear styles last year, this newest assortment of styles continues to push the boundaries of individuality with versatile pieces that can be worn by every-BODY. Designed to be layered or worn as separates, the latest additions include an oversized satin sleep smoking jacket and matching boxer in the iconic Savage X lavender color, a satin sleep smoking jacket in solid black caviar, satin boxer in solid goji berry red, and woven boxers in monogram prints.     Shot by Dennis Leupold, the Valentine’s Day campaign features Miguel, Nazanin Mandi, Alek Wek, Chinqpink and Lulu Bonfils.     With sizes from 32A – 42DD and XS – 3X, customers can shop the collection at Savage X Fenty Prices for the Valentine’s Day collection range from $12.95 - $79.95.     #SAVAGEXFENTY #XXSAVAGEX  

Exclusive editorial by Fabien Montique
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Exclusive editorial by Fabien Montique

Fashion Exclusive new digital editorial, captured by Fabien Montique.     TEAM CREDITS:  Photo: Fabien Montique  Styling: Joana Dacheville Photo Assistant - Jean-Romain Pac Casting Director: Remi Felipe Models: Mahany Pery @Oui , Emma Sainte-Rose @Oui, Marieme @Makers  Movement director: Pierre Podevyn,   Hair: Yumiko Hikage @ASG  Make up:  Yvane Rocher  @ASG  Props: Sylvain Cabouat @Walter Schupfer  Production : William Romeo , Montique & Co “Post-Production & Retouch - ink” fashion assistants :  Léo Rouault , Agathe Philippart and Joana Mahafaly   Exclusive new digital editorial, captured by Fabien Montique.     TEAM CREDITS:  Photo: Fabien Montique  Styling: Joana Dacheville Photo Assistant - Jean-Romain Pac Casting Director: Remi Felipe Models: Mahany Pery @Oui , Emma Sainte-Rose @Oui, Marieme @Makers  Movement director: Pierre Podevyn,   Hair: Yumiko Hikage @ASG  Make up:  Yvane Rocher  @ASG  Props: Sylvain Cabouat @Walter Schupfer  Production : William Romeo , Montique & Co “Post-Production & Retouch - ink” fashion assistants :  Léo Rouault , Agathe Philippart and Joana Mahafaly  

Gucci’s campaign for Lunar New Year celebrates the House’s dedicated collection featuring Japanese manga character Doraemon
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Gucci’s campaign for Lunar New Year celebrates the House’s dedicated collection featuring Japanese manga character Doraemon

Fashion To celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year, commencing on February 12th and which heralds the Year of the Ox, Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele has imagined a dedicated collection of special items that feature the famous Japanese manga and anime character, Doraemon – the cat-type robot sent from the XXII century to help a young boy called Nobita Nobi with secret gadgets from his four-dimensional pouch. The resulting Doraemon X Gucci collaboration is also marking the manga’s 50th anniversary.     The special collection for men and women featuring pop icon Doraemon in his classic blue color over the GG motif, across different product categories, will debut on January 12th.  Later in the month of January, a new special and playful Doraemon‘s disguise, exclusively created in tribute to the year of the Ox, will be revealed.     For the occasion, Doreamon takes the stage of the new Gucci Lunar New Year campaign shot by photographer Angelo Pennetta. This highly recognizable character becomes a companion who transforms everyday activities into joyful adventures. From having breakfast, to playing video games with friends or partying in the garden, the affable Doraemon in the role of an imaginary friend brings color into people’s lives.     The pieces will be promoted through Gucci’s digital channels and selected Gucci stores worldwide. Gucci Pins, the House’s ephemeral stores inspired by the pins seen on interactive digital maps, will also bring immersive shopping experiences to several cities.     The Gucci 2021 Lunar New Year Collection has its own sustainable packaging, which comprises fully recyclable green bags and matching swing tickets referencing the 50th anniversary of the cartoon, all featuring Doraemon.     Furtherly under the spotlight, the Japanese manga character will take over selected store façades and street installations in different cities across Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.  Doraemon will also be the star of two Gucci ArtWalls in Shanghai and Hong Kong, where he will pose over the GG motif, as in the collection.      Bespoke entertainment will be available on the Gucci App bringing Doraemon figure to life thanks to Augmented Reality. Scanning the Gucci ArtWalls and the dedicated packaging, users will discover a choreography by their favourite character.     Credits:   ©Fujiko-Pro Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Cristopher Simmonds Photographer: Angelo Pennetta To celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year, commencing on February 12th and which heralds the Year of the Ox, Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele has imagined a dedicated collection of special items that feature the famous Japanese manga and anime character, Doraemon – the cat-type robot sent from the XXII century to help a young boy called Nobita Nobi with secret gadgets from his four-dimensional pouch. The resulting Doraemon X Gucci collaboration is also marking the manga’s 50th anniversary.     The special collection for men and women featuring pop icon Doraemon in his classic blue color over the GG motif, across different product categories, will debut on January 12th.  Later in the month of January, a new special and playful Doraemon‘s disguise, exclusively created in tribute to the year of the Ox, will be revealed.     For the occasion, Doreamon takes the stage of the new Gucci Lunar New Year campaign shot by photographer Angelo Pennetta. This highly recognizable character becomes a companion who transforms everyday activities into joyful adventures. From having breakfast, to playing video games with friends or partying in the garden, the affable Doraemon in the role of an imaginary friend brings color into people’s lives.     The pieces will be promoted through Gucci’s digital channels and selected Gucci stores worldwide. Gucci Pins, the House’s ephemeral stores inspired by the pins seen on interactive digital maps, will also bring immersive shopping experiences to several cities.     The Gucci 2021 Lunar New Year Collection has its own sustainable packaging, which comprises fully recyclable green bags and matching swing tickets referencing the 50th anniversary of the cartoon, all featuring Doraemon.     Furtherly under the spotlight, the Japanese manga character will take over selected store façades and street installations in different cities across Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.  Doraemon will also be the star of two Gucci ArtWalls in Shanghai and Hong Kong, where he will pose over the GG motif, as in the collection.      Bespoke entertainment will be available on the Gucci App bringing Doraemon figure to life thanks to Augmented Reality. Scanning the Gucci ArtWalls and the dedicated packaging, users will discover a choreography by their favourite character.     Credits:   ©Fujiko-Pro Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Cristopher Simmonds Photographer: Angelo Pennetta

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