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Alexander McQueen presents the new womenswear autumn/winter 2021 shot by Paolo Roversi
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Alexander McQueen presents the new womenswear autumn/winter 2021 shot by Paolo Roversi

Fashion   It feels like now is a time for healing, for breathing new life, for exploring echoes from the past to enrich our future. More than ever, a sense of humanity, of the team working together with a single aim – to make something beautiful, something meaningful – feels both precious and important. We looked at water, for its healing properties, and at anemones. Anemones are the most ephemeral owers, here made permanent in cloth. The women wearing the anemone dresses almost become like owers, like their embodiment, their character – but ampli ed, grounded, radiant and strong. Sarah Burton, Creative Director.   It feels like now is a time for healing, for breathing new life, for exploring echoes from the past to enrich our future. More than ever, a sense of humanity, of the team working together with a single aim – to make something beautiful, something meaningful – feels both precious and important. We looked at water, for its healing properties, and at anemones. Anemones are the most ephemeral owers, here made permanent in cloth. The women wearing the anemone dresses almost become like owers, like their embodiment, their character – but ampli ed, grounded, radiant and strong. Sarah Burton, Creative Director.

Bottega Veneta presents their new Wardrobe 2 ad campaign captured by Tyrone Lebon
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Bottega Veneta presents their new Wardrobe 2 ad campaign captured by Tyrone Lebon

Fashion We are excited to be sharing the images of the new ad campaign of Bottega Veneta.  The campaign features 16 Talents in total – including Bottega Veneta staples and collaborators Neneh Cherry, Roberto Bolle, Slowthai and Tricky. But we also took this opportunity to welcome new talents to our Bottega Veneta community like Arca, Little Simz, Mark Leckey and Sue Webster. Also Oumi Janta is making a comeback as she was featured in our digital journal Issue 01.     All the talents featured are Valeria Golino, Roberto Bolle, Skepta, Sue Webster, Caleb Femi, Oumi Janta, Melina Matsoukas, Little Simz, Slowthai, Tricky, Acra, Neneh Cherry, Mark Leckey, Kenzie, Venetia Scott, Malachi Kirby     Photographed by Tyrone Lebon.   More on: https://www.bottegaveneta.com We are excited to be sharing the images of the new ad campaign of Bottega Veneta.  The campaign features 16 Talents in total – including Bottega Veneta staples and collaborators Neneh Cherry, Roberto Bolle, Slowthai and Tricky. But we also took this opportunity to welcome new talents to our Bottega Veneta community like Arca, Little Simz, Mark Leckey and Sue Webster. Also Oumi Janta is making a comeback as she was featured in our digital journal Issue 01.     All the talents featured are Valeria Golino, Roberto Bolle, Skepta, Sue Webster, Caleb Femi, Oumi Janta, Melina Matsoukas, Little Simz, Slowthai, Tricky, Acra, Neneh Cherry, Mark Leckey, Kenzie, Venetia Scott, Malachi Kirby     Photographed by Tyrone Lebon.   More on: https://www.bottegaveneta.com

In conversation with Aron Piper
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In conversation with Aron Piper

Fashion Last March ARON released his long awaited debut EP, under the name “NIEVE”.     The young Spanish German singer and actor presents us with five songs produced by artists such as Mygal, Iseekarlo, Tweak or Miqui Brightside and features the collaborations of Jesse Báez and Polimá Westcoast, two of the artists with the most personality and relevance on the Latin American scene. , thus consolidating itself as one of the Spanish artists with the most international projection for this 2021.     “Nieve”, the title track of the EP, is accompanied by a visual piece in the form of a video clip shot by Tomás Peña with Manson and produced by CANADA. It shows us a life full of excesses in which success and fame generate a negative emotional weight in the artist, causing him a huge loneliness in the purest Malick style, also with an excellent photography direction by Albert Gay, who makes it the best music video of the singer so far.     The artwork created by the artist Cataln Ignasi Monreal, portraying the musician who, after achieving more than 25 million reproductions on digital platforms, presents his best work so far to show that this is only the beginning.     The whole EP has already more than 10M plays on digital platforms.       Tell our readers who you are in your own words.     I'm a chill guy, insecure and afraid of the world. I've been fighting for what I want and I got fame from one day to another so I'm trying to process it all now. I'm grateful everyday for what's happening to me and I'm now and lucky, so I'm trying to have a good and healthy relationship with my life, trying to keep doing good and most important, being a normal guy.     What is your first memory of acting and music?     First thing I remember as an actor is saying to my father: “Dad, I'd love be an acotr and I want to do it right now” I was 12 years old and he looked for some short films for me on the internet, trying to match my profile with some castings and that's where it all started.     In music I think the first thing I remember is when I was 10 years old, I used to note my songs over Eminem songs, showing them to my best friend Sam when we met.       Among all the roles you have played so far, which one embodies your personality the most?     I'm trying to give a big part of myself in each character I play. If I dont do it I just feel that the characters get empty, so that's why I want to feel they all represent me. The one I enjoyed the most is “El Desorden Que Dejas”, at least by now.     What gives you confidence?   My close friends, my family, my team... Since I'm famous the confindece looks mistrusted, so you gotta learn how to deal with it.       What is the most daring thing you did recently and tell us something that is not on your resume?   Going to La Resistencia (Spanish TV Show) for example .I've had never been on a TV interview with public, so I was quite scared but it wasn't such a big deal at the end.     Something I dont have in my CV? That I keep it for myself, I try to not show too much of my private life, if I dont then I wont have anything else for me hahaha.     What is your personal motto?   Take care of life and life will take care of you.     What are your upcoming projects for this year among the new season of Elite?     I'm focused on music now and doing casting, looking for some interesting projects as an acotr. It's been some time already without acting and I'm pretty excited to do it again. I've got some projects but I expect to have some more.       Why acting and why music? What inspired you to embark on a career in this industry?     Always acting. It's been hard for me to deal with my emotions and that's because I feel like everything affects me pretty much. It's a fight between my way to adapt to things and how I get affected by everything that surrounds me. Being an actor saved me from that because it's a different way to express deeper emotions.     My career as musician is pretty similar, but with music I can express my own feelings.       With work you have traveled a lot. What are some of the favourite places you have seen and been to so far and why?     Travelling is the most beautiful thing in the world. It opens your mind and makes you disconnect from your routine and your hometown. My best trip by the moment is Mexico, the longest I've done and the one I enjoyed the most.     What is your biggest outtake from last year?   The loss of my privacy, no doubts, and losing confidence in people who doesnt know me and judge you, doesnt mind if good or bad.     As the theme of our Spring & Summer season is ELEMENTS and it is about sustainability, nature. Tell us about your perspective on sustainability and environment.   It's something that worries me a lot and I'd love to get more involved with it. Most important thing right now is our land, earth, the world... and it's all getting too fuck up.     Tell us about your recently released debut EP.   It's something that feels old for me now, but I guess it'll always happen the same. From the moment you start working on it until you release it, feels like ages. But I'm very happy with how it's working and with the position it gives me as a musician. Best is still to come. Last March ARON released his long awaited debut EP, under the name “NIEVE”.     The young Spanish German singer and actor presents us with five songs produced by artists such as Mygal, Iseekarlo, Tweak or Miqui Brightside and features the collaborations of Jesse Báez and Polimá Westcoast, two of the artists with the most personality and relevance on the Latin American scene. , thus consolidating itself as one of the Spanish artists with the most international projection for this 2021.     “Nieve”, the title track of the EP, is accompanied by a visual piece in the form of a video clip shot by Tomás Peña with Manson and produced by CANADA. It shows us a life full of excesses in which success and fame generate a negative emotional weight in the artist, causing him a huge loneliness in the purest Malick style, also with an excellent photography direction by Albert Gay, who makes it the best music video of the singer so far.     The artwork created by the artist Cataln Ignasi Monreal, portraying the musician who, after achieving more than 25 million reproductions on digital platforms, presents his best work so far to show that this is only the beginning.     The whole EP has already more than 10M plays on digital platforms.       Tell our readers who you are in your own words.     I'm a chill guy, insecure and afraid of the world. I've been fighting for what I want and I got fame from one day to another so I'm trying to process it all now. I'm grateful everyday for what's happening to me and I'm now and lucky, so I'm trying to have a good and healthy relationship with my life, trying to keep doing good and most important, being a normal guy.     What is your first memory of acting and music?     First thing I remember as an actor is saying to my father: “Dad, I'd love be an acotr and I want to do it right now” I was 12 years old and he looked for some short films for me on the internet, trying to match my profile with some castings and that's where it all started.     In music I think the first thing I remember is when I was 10 years old, I used to note my songs over Eminem songs, showing them to my best friend Sam when we met.       Among all the roles you have played so far, which one embodies your personality the most?     I'm trying to give a big part of myself in each character I play. If I dont do it I just feel that the characters get empty, so that's why I want to feel they all represent me. The one I enjoyed the most is “El Desorden Que Dejas”, at least by now.     What gives you confidence?   My close friends, my family, my team... Since I'm famous the confindece looks mistrusted, so you gotta learn how to deal with it.       What is the most daring thing you did recently and tell us something that is not on your resume?   Going to La Resistencia (Spanish TV Show) for example .I've had never been on a TV interview with public, so I was quite scared but it wasn't such a big deal at the end.     Something I dont have in my CV? That I keep it for myself, I try to not show too much of my private life, if I dont then I wont have anything else for me hahaha.     What is your personal motto?   Take care of life and life will take care of you.     What are your upcoming projects for this year among the new season of Elite?     I'm focused on music now and doing casting, looking for some interesting projects as an acotr. It's been some time already without acting and I'm pretty excited to do it again. I've got some projects but I expect to have some more.       Why acting and why music? What inspired you to embark on a career in this industry?     Always acting. It's been hard for me to deal with my emotions and that's because I feel like everything affects me pretty much. It's a fight between my way to adapt to things and how I get affected by everything that surrounds me. Being an actor saved me from that because it's a different way to express deeper emotions.     My career as musician is pretty similar, but with music I can express my own feelings.       With work you have traveled a lot. What are some of the favourite places you have seen and been to so far and why?     Travelling is the most beautiful thing in the world. It opens your mind and makes you disconnect from your routine and your hometown. My best trip by the moment is Mexico, the longest I've done and the one I enjoyed the most.     What is your biggest outtake from last year?   The loss of my privacy, no doubts, and losing confidence in people who doesnt know me and judge you, doesnt mind if good or bad.     As the theme of our Spring & Summer season is ELEMENTS and it is about sustainability, nature. Tell us about your perspective on sustainability and environment.   It's something that worries me a lot and I'd love to get more involved with it. Most important thing right now is our land, earth, the world... and it's all getting too fuck up.     Tell us about your recently released debut EP.   It's something that feels old for me now, but I guess it'll always happen the same. From the moment you start working on it until you release it, feels like ages. But I'm very happy with how it's working and with the position it gives me as a musician. Best is still to come.

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In conversation with Zion Moreno
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In conversation with Zion Moreno

Film Zion Moreno, an American actress of Mexican descent, made her acting debut in 2019 and was recently introduced to fans all over the world as one of the lead characters in the Netflix series, Control Z. Zion is one of the leading stars of the reboot of the highly popular TV show Gossip Girl, which is set to release in 2021 on HBO Max.      Tell our readers who you are in your own words.   I don’t think this sort of request can ever be answered entirely. But I’d say I was curious. Easily uninspired but just as randomly, immensely in awe of life. Equally confused by it. A person who’s trying their best.   What is your first memory of acting?   Whenever in my childhood when I would coerce my mom into buying me junk food.    Among all the roles you have played so far, which one embodies your personality the most?   In a lot of ways, they all have. I have yet to play someone who was similar enough to me as to stand out. Which I think is rather a good thing. I tend to learn a great deal about myself through each of them.   What gives you confidence?    Community. Knowledge. Love. Not to sound like one of those live love laugh frames, but it's true.     Who is the one voice that has inspired you the most in your personal life and your career?   I’m simply unable to name just one. My mother, of course. She's amazing in every way. I’ve also been incredibly lucky to have found many beautiful souls along the way who have taught me an idiosyncratic understanding of life. People are everything to one another. We will always continue to connect and when that occurs, it’s simply magical.      What is the most daring thing you did recently and tell us something that is not on your resume?   I’ve moved to NYC. Accepting the uncertainty of my life and reveling in it.      What is your personal motto?   I’m not sure I have one. The more sleep, the better? Totally wing it but totally prepare whilst making it look like you’re winging it?      What are your upcoming projects for this year? I think you all think I’m cooler than I actually am. Gossip Girl obviously, which has already changed my life in tremendous ways. I also have a little guest star role in Claws. Other than that, just writing and shooting. Which is such a blessing.    Why acting? What inspired you to embark on a career in this industry?   I have always been enamored by cinema. It has been such a defining presence in my life. Always saw myself as an admiring spectator, not so much an active participant in creating it. When I found out people wanted me in their productions, my perspective shifted entirely and I realized I could belong in this world. Nothing has ever been more fulfilling. I ultimately want to continue creating art, writing my own stories, making my own films. Inspiring others to do the same.       What is your work of art about and what does it mean to you?     My work of art? It is very much a work in progress. Come back to me in a couple of years and we'll talk. I will say it means everything to me.    With work you have traveled a lot. What are some of the favourite places you have seen and been to so far and why?   I love Mexico City so much. It’s vibrant and palpable. Although never having filmed in Montréal, I do adore this city too. It's free and cool, exciting, creative. I have also traveled to Budapest for work and that was so overwhelmingly beautiful, an experience that I often find myself forgetting about. Does that ever happen to anyone else? Also I love Europe in general, how could I not. Am dying to go everywhere.   What is your biggest outtake and lesson from last year?   Probably that time is not on your side. I have learned that we are everything to each other. To care for others as tenderly and be as welcoming as possible.       The theme of our Spring & Summer season is ELEMENTS and it is about sustainability, nature. Tell us about your perspective on sustainability and environment.     I believe sustainability is the most thoughtful gesture one can enact. I love thrifting clothes and donating or recycling old pieces. Fast fashion can be quite detrimental. Recycling as much as I can, ideally everything that is recyclable, doesn't take that much of a concerted effort and makes a considerable difference in the environment. Also kind of random but still in theme, I love plants so much and try to keep as many around as I can.    Tell us about your new role on the reboot of Gossip Girl.       Luna! She's fun to play. I can tell you she is a stylist originally from Mexico City and lives alone in New York while her parents make movies around the world. She also wears really really cool clothes.     We have heard that you are also a poet. Tell our readers more about your poems and what inspired you to start writing?   I wouldn't go as far as to call myself a poet, but I do enjoy partaking in writing a poem or two. I never feel more alive than when I write. It reminds me of the splendor of life. All of the stories, feelings crafted from your past, from the imaginings of your future, and the revelations of the present.  It's cool.      You started your career in NYC as a model. How did that evolve to acting and what are some of your modeling highlights so far?   I did, but I wasn't very successful. I also skipped many castings. My heart just was not in it, but through the contacts I made in that world, I started hearing about auditions and as soon as I booked my first job, I finally knew that I had found something that fed my soul. Now, when I get the opportunity to “model”, I appreciate it a lot more mostly because I get to shoot for rad publications like Numero. So yeah, modeling highlight right there.     Lastly, what would be your advice to youngsters who are inspired by you and what would be your advice for people to be and do better in the world we live in?  Look up to others but don't lose yourself in the image of who you think they might be. I also understand what it is like to be othered, which I think many of us can relate to. So, I would say I hope you can find the understanding that your dreams are valid and that your people and success are waiting for you out there. Remember to listen to others, grow from one another, care for each other and love yourself. You can do it, I believe in you.      TEAM CREDITS:   Photographer : Nikolai Kokanovic @foxnhound  Talent: Zion Moreno @zion.moreno  Stylist : Raz Martinez @itsmerazzie  Fashion Assistant : Celine Azena @CelineAzena Market Editor Assistant : Ambar Cabral @ADSTOWELL Hair stylist : Owen Gould @owengould  Makeup : Laramie Glen @laramiemakeup @homeagency  Casting : Tasha Tongpreecha @tashatongpreecha  Editor In Chief & Producer : Timotej Letonja @timiletonja  Fashion Director : Lisa Jarvis @lisajarvis_stylist    Zion Moreno, an American actress of Mexican descent, made her acting debut in 2019 and was recently introduced to fans all over the world as one of the lead characters in the Netflix series, Control Z. Zion is one of the leading stars of the reboot of the highly popular TV show Gossip Girl, which is set to release in 2021 on HBO Max.      Tell our readers who you are in your own words.   I don’t think this sort of request can ever be answered entirely. But I’d say I was curious. Easily uninspired but just as randomly, immensely in awe of life. Equally confused by it. A person who’s trying their best.   What is your first memory of acting?   Whenever in my childhood when I would coerce my mom into buying me junk food.    Among all the roles you have played so far, which one embodies your personality the most?   In a lot of ways, they all have. I have yet to play someone who was similar enough to me as to stand out. Which I think is rather a good thing. I tend to learn a great deal about myself through each of them.   What gives you confidence?    Community. Knowledge. Love. Not to sound like one of those live love laugh frames, but it's true.     Who is the one voice that has inspired you the most in your personal life and your career?   I’m simply unable to name just one. My mother, of course. She's amazing in every way. I’ve also been incredibly lucky to have found many beautiful souls along the way who have taught me an idiosyncratic understanding of life. People are everything to one another. We will always continue to connect and when that occurs, it’s simply magical.      What is the most daring thing you did recently and tell us something that is not on your resume?   I’ve moved to NYC. Accepting the uncertainty of my life and reveling in it.      What is your personal motto?   I’m not sure I have one. The more sleep, the better? Totally wing it but totally prepare whilst making it look like you’re winging it?      What are your upcoming projects for this year? I think you all think I’m cooler than I actually am. Gossip Girl obviously, which has already changed my life in tremendous ways. I also have a little guest star role in Claws. Other than that, just writing and shooting. Which is such a blessing.    Why acting? What inspired you to embark on a career in this industry?   I have always been enamored by cinema. It has been such a defining presence in my life. Always saw myself as an admiring spectator, not so much an active participant in creating it. When I found out people wanted me in their productions, my perspective shifted entirely and I realized I could belong in this world. Nothing has ever been more fulfilling. I ultimately want to continue creating art, writing my own stories, making my own films. Inspiring others to do the same.       What is your work of art about and what does it mean to you?     My work of art? It is very much a work in progress. Come back to me in a couple of years and we'll talk. I will say it means everything to me.    With work you have traveled a lot. What are some of the favourite places you have seen and been to so far and why?   I love Mexico City so much. It’s vibrant and palpable. Although never having filmed in Montréal, I do adore this city too. It's free and cool, exciting, creative. I have also traveled to Budapest for work and that was so overwhelmingly beautiful, an experience that I often find myself forgetting about. Does that ever happen to anyone else? Also I love Europe in general, how could I not. Am dying to go everywhere.   What is your biggest outtake and lesson from last year?   Probably that time is not on your side. I have learned that we are everything to each other. To care for others as tenderly and be as welcoming as possible.       The theme of our Spring & Summer season is ELEMENTS and it is about sustainability, nature. Tell us about your perspective on sustainability and environment.     I believe sustainability is the most thoughtful gesture one can enact. I love thrifting clothes and donating or recycling old pieces. Fast fashion can be quite detrimental. Recycling as much as I can, ideally everything that is recyclable, doesn't take that much of a concerted effort and makes a considerable difference in the environment. Also kind of random but still in theme, I love plants so much and try to keep as many around as I can.    Tell us about your new role on the reboot of Gossip Girl.       Luna! She's fun to play. I can tell you she is a stylist originally from Mexico City and lives alone in New York while her parents make movies around the world. She also wears really really cool clothes.     We have heard that you are also a poet. Tell our readers more about your poems and what inspired you to start writing?   I wouldn't go as far as to call myself a poet, but I do enjoy partaking in writing a poem or two. I never feel more alive than when I write. It reminds me of the splendor of life. All of the stories, feelings crafted from your past, from the imaginings of your future, and the revelations of the present.  It's cool.      You started your career in NYC as a model. How did that evolve to acting and what are some of your modeling highlights so far?   I did, but I wasn't very successful. I also skipped many castings. My heart just was not in it, but through the contacts I made in that world, I started hearing about auditions and as soon as I booked my first job, I finally knew that I had found something that fed my soul. Now, when I get the opportunity to “model”, I appreciate it a lot more mostly because I get to shoot for rad publications like Numero. So yeah, modeling highlight right there.     Lastly, what would be your advice to youngsters who are inspired by you and what would be your advice for people to be and do better in the world we live in?  Look up to others but don't lose yourself in the image of who you think they might be. I also understand what it is like to be othered, which I think many of us can relate to. So, I would say I hope you can find the understanding that your dreams are valid and that your people and success are waiting for you out there. Remember to listen to others, grow from one another, care for each other and love yourself. You can do it, I believe in you.      TEAM CREDITS:   Photographer : Nikolai Kokanovic @foxnhound  Talent: Zion Moreno @zion.moreno  Stylist : Raz Martinez @itsmerazzie  Fashion Assistant : Celine Azena @CelineAzena Market Editor Assistant : Ambar Cabral @ADSTOWELL Hair stylist : Owen Gould @owengould  Makeup : Laramie Glen @laramiemakeup @homeagency  Casting : Tasha Tongpreecha @tashatongpreecha  Editor In Chief & Producer : Timotej Letonja @timiletonja  Fashion Director : Lisa Jarvis @lisajarvis_stylist   

In conversation with Jeremiah Berko Fordjour
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In conversation with Jeremiah Berko Fordjour

Men We had a pleasure speaking with top model Jeremiah Berko    Tell our readers who you are in your own words.   Every time I get asked this question I take ages to respond because I end up contemplating about what makes me distinctively myself. I am a ghanian boy that was born and raised in italy by my two ghanian parents and that has now been living in london for 5 years. I value open mindedness, I think there is always so much to learn and that you should take advantage of all opportunities that knock on your door. I live by high standards especially on myself even though Im really not too tough on myself and barely find myself bothered by anything. I also trust my intuition ,which got me where I am today.      What is your first memory of fashion?   I have never really been into fashion before becoming a model so I dont really have a first memory. Being behind the scenes now makes me appreciate this world      Among all the shows you walked, which one embodies your personality the most?   I would say Dior, the clothing and especially the sountrack choices are on point       What gives you confidence?    What gives me confidence is knowing that no one thinks about you as much as you do; so why ever worry and allow that to stop you from growing?       What is the most daring thing you did and tell us something that is not on your resume?   Don’t think i want to say specifically what but me and my elementary friends were really naughty in school. Something that is not on my resume is that I take psychology classes       What is your personal motto?   “We never really change, we become more of who we really are”     What are your upcoming projects for this year?   Evolve as a human more and more and also work-out more.     Why modeling? What inspired you to embark on a career in fashion?   I always say that it was modelling that chose me because I was scouted, but I like to think that in one way or another i was meant to find myself in this industry. I like to identify myself with the character that the designer and stylist are trying to transmit to the people, that’s what inspires me     With work you have traveled a lot. What are some of the favourite places you have seen and been to so far and why?   Tangier in Morocco has to be one of the best experiences I’ve had so far. Shooting with local models and in the streets of Chefchaouen made me feel really grateful of being able to do this job and have these kind of experiences.     What is your biggest outtake from last year?   A lot of people found themselves facing their own lives and personal struggles during the first lockdown which reminded me how important it is to know how to spend time alone and take care of your mental health because you’re the only person you’re going to have to deal with every day in your life at the end of the day     What are your thoughts on sustainability in fashion?   I believe that there is a risk that nowadays some brands might use sustainability as a greenwash, however this is an issue that is real that needs to be looked at. Fast fashion is an example of antagonists of sustainability; but there is a whole industry around it so there’s so much to do to solve this. I think however that the willingness to change is present and im positive.       TEAM CREDITS: Photographer: Branislav Simoncik at @artsphereparis @branislavsimoncik  Stylist and fashion director: Gabriella Norberg @gabriella.norberg  Talent: Jeremiah Berko Fordjour at The Troopers wearing @louisvuitton by @virgilabloh @jeremiahberko@thetroopers_  Hair: Jacob Kajrup at Calliste @jacobkajruphair @callisteagency  Make-up: Lloyd Simmonds @lloydsimmondsmakeup  Set designer: Felix Gesnouin at WSM @felixgesnouin  EIC / Casting director: Timotej Letonja @timiletonja  Fashion assistant: Tea Lindström Casting assistant: Daniel Estévez @vxeast  We had a pleasure speaking with top model Jeremiah Berko    Tell our readers who you are in your own words.   Every time I get asked this question I take ages to respond because I end up contemplating about what makes me distinctively myself. I am a ghanian boy that was born and raised in italy by my two ghanian parents and that has now been living in london for 5 years. I value open mindedness, I think there is always so much to learn and that you should take advantage of all opportunities that knock on your door. I live by high standards especially on myself even though Im really not too tough on myself and barely find myself bothered by anything. I also trust my intuition ,which got me where I am today.      What is your first memory of fashion?   I have never really been into fashion before becoming a model so I dont really have a first memory. Being behind the scenes now makes me appreciate this world      Among all the shows you walked, which one embodies your personality the most?   I would say Dior, the clothing and especially the sountrack choices are on point       What gives you confidence?    What gives me confidence is knowing that no one thinks about you as much as you do; so why ever worry and allow that to stop you from growing?       What is the most daring thing you did and tell us something that is not on your resume?   Don’t think i want to say specifically what but me and my elementary friends were really naughty in school. Something that is not on my resume is that I take psychology classes       What is your personal motto?   “We never really change, we become more of who we really are”     What are your upcoming projects for this year?   Evolve as a human more and more and also work-out more.     Why modeling? What inspired you to embark on a career in fashion?   I always say that it was modelling that chose me because I was scouted, but I like to think that in one way or another i was meant to find myself in this industry. I like to identify myself with the character that the designer and stylist are trying to transmit to the people, that’s what inspires me     With work you have traveled a lot. What are some of the favourite places you have seen and been to so far and why?   Tangier in Morocco has to be one of the best experiences I’ve had so far. Shooting with local models and in the streets of Chefchaouen made me feel really grateful of being able to do this job and have these kind of experiences.     What is your biggest outtake from last year?   A lot of people found themselves facing their own lives and personal struggles during the first lockdown which reminded me how important it is to know how to spend time alone and take care of your mental health because you’re the only person you’re going to have to deal with every day in your life at the end of the day     What are your thoughts on sustainability in fashion?   I believe that there is a risk that nowadays some brands might use sustainability as a greenwash, however this is an issue that is real that needs to be looked at. Fast fashion is an example of antagonists of sustainability; but there is a whole industry around it so there’s so much to do to solve this. I think however that the willingness to change is present and im positive.       TEAM CREDITS: Photographer: Branislav Simoncik at @artsphereparis @branislavsimoncik  Stylist and fashion director: Gabriella Norberg @gabriella.norberg  Talent: Jeremiah Berko Fordjour at The Troopers wearing @louisvuitton by @virgilabloh @jeremiahberko@thetroopers_  Hair: Jacob Kajrup at Calliste @jacobkajruphair @callisteagency  Make-up: Lloyd Simmonds @lloydsimmondsmakeup  Set designer: Felix Gesnouin at WSM @felixgesnouin  EIC / Casting director: Timotej Letonja @timiletonja  Fashion assistant: Tea Lindström Casting assistant: Daniel Estévez @vxeast 

In conversation with G-EAZY
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In conversation with G-EAZY

Music On of our Spring & Summer is musician G-EAZY. We had a pleasure speaking with him in the bellow interview.       You released ‘Provide’ earlier this year which oozes with the nostalgia of house-parties. How did you find inspiration for this song during such socially bleak times?   I wanted to release something that felt optimistic and light… These have been challenging and heavy times for so many of us. I just felt like doing something on a more positive note. Even if just for a moment, if a song can transport you to another place and provide you with an escape, or a break from reality then that’s magic.      Expressing vulnerability through your music, while also maintaining a bad-boy image is a unique juxtaposition. How do these two elements of yourself coincide?   I don’t think it's all that uncommon to be honest, most of my musical heroes have always found ways to express multiple sides of their personalities - even if at times these different elements seem polarizing. Johnny Cash and Tupac are the first two that come to mind when it comes to balancing emotional vulnerability with superhero-like strength and confidence. I think most people have many dimensions and layers, we’re not just one thing and one thing only. And at the end of the day, the job of an artist is to express themselves and share what those layers are to them and what they feel like - in the hopes that somebody out there could relate and feel less alone as a result.     How do you strike the balance between the autobiographical and the universal through your music?   There's definitely a grey area, it can certainly be a challenge at times at least in my personal life. I’ll write a song that sounds like a very descriptive personal story, and somebody in my life will assume it's about a certain time or place or person. Oftentimes the stories all kind of get mashed together and the songs become an amalgam of past experiences, rather than one specific true story.     How do you find inner peace while being in the public eye?   You have to know yourself and have a strong backbone. It can be challenging, when people are saying all kinds of things about you publicly - you get to feeling misunderstood a lot. But at the end of the day, you have to know that you can’t make everyone happy, and you’ll never be completely understood by everyone. It’s what comes with the territory. So I try to block out as much of it as I can and stay true to myself.     A lot of your music covers themes of love and relationships, namely ‘A Little More’ which you released just last month, do you have any advice for people going through heartbreak right now?   I wish I did, haha. Every relationship, every break up, every individual’s pain and suffering is different. Love certainly has its highs and lows, but like any relationship or friendship you value, it takes a lot of work to preserve and maintain. The pandemic obviously has made some things harder than ever. But I guess if you can make it out of this, you can make it out of almost anything.      What/who are your biggest inspirations both artistically and in life in general?    I’m inspired by all different types of art. Visual art, film, fashion, design, everything. But obviously music has been my truest love. I listen to music from all different kinds of genres and time periods, everything from Nina Simone to Amy Winehouse, Tupac to Kendrick, Tom Waits to Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash to Hank Williams, Mac Dre to E-40, Bill Evans to Miles Davis. Music is such a beautiful art form, and feelings can be expressed in so many different ways through it. From confidence, to fear, from heartbreak to healing, from love to hate, and then sonically there’s so many ways to capture those emotions musically, in terms of sound selection or which instruments you choose to work with, whether the tempo is fast or slow, what kind of drums you choose, etc.     What does fashion and visual expression mean to you?   I think they all work together in a cohesive synchronicity. Ideally it should help tie it all together and allow you to fully express yourself through all these mediums at once. The look and feel of an artist, from the art work to the clothes they wear can enhance the listening experience, or give more context to the mood and perspective of where the music is coming from.      Many artists have found the strangeness of pandemic-life a good source of self-reflection, how has the current situation, if at all, affected the messages you want to put out to the world through your music?     It’s definitely given a lot of us a break to stop and reflect - whether we thought we needed it or not. I know there was a lot of confusion at first, questions about what to do with the time or how long it was going to last. Once I settled into the idea that it wasn’t going away any time soon, I got a little more comfortable with getting more experimental with the music I was making, and taking more time to educate myself on new things and read a bunch of the books I’d always wanted to read.     What does masculinity mean to you?   I don’t think you have to necessarily put it into a box. To some it’s to be a “Marlboro man”… To some it’s to be vulnerable and to have feelings. To some it’s to be able to provide for one’s family and be the “man of the house”. In my opinion, I think it’s important in today's world to be mindful and supportive of others, to be tolerant and loving towards all walks of life. To continue to seek information and remain in a constant state of curiosity and learning.      What are you most excited about for this year, career wise and other?   Getting to release my album and then hopefully get back on stage. I’m an artist who toured so heavily for so long, I felt like I lived on the road… It’s something that became so deeply connected to my identity and sense of self. So naturally it’s been hard not being able to do that. I’m just looking forward to being able to connect with people again in a concert setting.     As the theme of our Spring & Summer season is ELEMENTS and it is about sustainability, nature. Tell us about your perspective on sustainability and environment.   It scares the hell out of me knowing that the point of no return is essentially right around the corner. Point blank. It’s so much more serious than most people understand. The sustainability of our planet and environment as we know it is an issue we don’t discuss nearly enough. I think we all need to do a dramatically better job of empathizing with future generations who will be inheriting this planet from us - and also a better job of empathizing with the environment and all other life forms we share this planet with.      With work you have traveled a lot. What are some of the favourite places you have seen and been to so far and why?   I love traveling through Europe. There's so much history there and so much beautiful architecture, things we’re not used to seeing here in the States. But I also miss traveling through the U.S. and passing through small towns, finding mom & pop restaurants to eat at on our way to a show. I’ve been fortunate enough to get to travel all over the world doing what I love, and this year has been a constant reminder of how much I deeply miss it.     TEAM CREDITS: Talent:  G-EAZY @g_eazy  wearing @ysl by @anthonyvaccarello  Photographer - Kat Irlin @kat_in_nyc  Stylist - Jordan Boothe @jordanboothestudio  Photo Assistant - Ros Hayes  Art Director - Amir Zia @azxo  Grooming - Kata Baron @katamakeup  Casting - Tasha Tongpreecha @tashatongpreecha  Special thanks to: Elio Abass @i_am_elio  Editors: Lisa Jarvis & Timotej Letonja @lisajarvis_stylist @timiletonja  On of our Spring & Summer is musician G-EAZY. We had a pleasure speaking with him in the bellow interview.       You released ‘Provide’ earlier this year which oozes with the nostalgia of house-parties. How did you find inspiration for this song during such socially bleak times?   I wanted to release something that felt optimistic and light… These have been challenging and heavy times for so many of us. I just felt like doing something on a more positive note. Even if just for a moment, if a song can transport you to another place and provide you with an escape, or a break from reality then that’s magic.      Expressing vulnerability through your music, while also maintaining a bad-boy image is a unique juxtaposition. How do these two elements of yourself coincide?   I don’t think it's all that uncommon to be honest, most of my musical heroes have always found ways to express multiple sides of their personalities - even if at times these different elements seem polarizing. Johnny Cash and Tupac are the first two that come to mind when it comes to balancing emotional vulnerability with superhero-like strength and confidence. I think most people have many dimensions and layers, we’re not just one thing and one thing only. And at the end of the day, the job of an artist is to express themselves and share what those layers are to them and what they feel like - in the hopes that somebody out there could relate and feel less alone as a result.     How do you strike the balance between the autobiographical and the universal through your music?   There's definitely a grey area, it can certainly be a challenge at times at least in my personal life. I’ll write a song that sounds like a very descriptive personal story, and somebody in my life will assume it's about a certain time or place or person. Oftentimes the stories all kind of get mashed together and the songs become an amalgam of past experiences, rather than one specific true story.     How do you find inner peace while being in the public eye?   You have to know yourself and have a strong backbone. It can be challenging, when people are saying all kinds of things about you publicly - you get to feeling misunderstood a lot. But at the end of the day, you have to know that you can’t make everyone happy, and you’ll never be completely understood by everyone. It’s what comes with the territory. So I try to block out as much of it as I can and stay true to myself.     A lot of your music covers themes of love and relationships, namely ‘A Little More’ which you released just last month, do you have any advice for people going through heartbreak right now?   I wish I did, haha. Every relationship, every break up, every individual’s pain and suffering is different. Love certainly has its highs and lows, but like any relationship or friendship you value, it takes a lot of work to preserve and maintain. The pandemic obviously has made some things harder than ever. But I guess if you can make it out of this, you can make it out of almost anything.      What/who are your biggest inspirations both artistically and in life in general?    I’m inspired by all different types of art. Visual art, film, fashion, design, everything. But obviously music has been my truest love. I listen to music from all different kinds of genres and time periods, everything from Nina Simone to Amy Winehouse, Tupac to Kendrick, Tom Waits to Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash to Hank Williams, Mac Dre to E-40, Bill Evans to Miles Davis. Music is such a beautiful art form, and feelings can be expressed in so many different ways through it. From confidence, to fear, from heartbreak to healing, from love to hate, and then sonically there’s so many ways to capture those emotions musically, in terms of sound selection or which instruments you choose to work with, whether the tempo is fast or slow, what kind of drums you choose, etc.     What does fashion and visual expression mean to you?   I think they all work together in a cohesive synchronicity. Ideally it should help tie it all together and allow you to fully express yourself through all these mediums at once. The look and feel of an artist, from the art work to the clothes they wear can enhance the listening experience, or give more context to the mood and perspective of where the music is coming from.      Many artists have found the strangeness of pandemic-life a good source of self-reflection, how has the current situation, if at all, affected the messages you want to put out to the world through your music?     It’s definitely given a lot of us a break to stop and reflect - whether we thought we needed it or not. I know there was a lot of confusion at first, questions about what to do with the time or how long it was going to last. Once I settled into the idea that it wasn’t going away any time soon, I got a little more comfortable with getting more experimental with the music I was making, and taking more time to educate myself on new things and read a bunch of the books I’d always wanted to read.     What does masculinity mean to you?   I don’t think you have to necessarily put it into a box. To some it’s to be a “Marlboro man”… To some it’s to be vulnerable and to have feelings. To some it’s to be able to provide for one’s family and be the “man of the house”. In my opinion, I think it’s important in today's world to be mindful and supportive of others, to be tolerant and loving towards all walks of life. To continue to seek information and remain in a constant state of curiosity and learning.      What are you most excited about for this year, career wise and other?   Getting to release my album and then hopefully get back on stage. I’m an artist who toured so heavily for so long, I felt like I lived on the road… It’s something that became so deeply connected to my identity and sense of self. So naturally it’s been hard not being able to do that. I’m just looking forward to being able to connect with people again in a concert setting.     As the theme of our Spring & Summer season is ELEMENTS and it is about sustainability, nature. Tell us about your perspective on sustainability and environment.   It scares the hell out of me knowing that the point of no return is essentially right around the corner. Point blank. It’s so much more serious than most people understand. The sustainability of our planet and environment as we know it is an issue we don’t discuss nearly enough. I think we all need to do a dramatically better job of empathizing with future generations who will be inheriting this planet from us - and also a better job of empathizing with the environment and all other life forms we share this planet with.      With work you have traveled a lot. What are some of the favourite places you have seen and been to so far and why?   I love traveling through Europe. There's so much history there and so much beautiful architecture, things we’re not used to seeing here in the States. But I also miss traveling through the U.S. and passing through small towns, finding mom & pop restaurants to eat at on our way to a show. I’ve been fortunate enough to get to travel all over the world doing what I love, and this year has been a constant reminder of how much I deeply miss it.     TEAM CREDITS: Talent:  G-EAZY @g_eazy  wearing @ysl by @anthonyvaccarello  Photographer - Kat Irlin @kat_in_nyc  Stylist - Jordan Boothe @jordanboothestudio  Photo Assistant - Ros Hayes  Art Director - Amir Zia @azxo  Grooming - Kata Baron @katamakeup  Casting - Tasha Tongpreecha @tashatongpreecha  Special thanks to: Elio Abass @i_am_elio  Editors: Lisa Jarvis & Timotej Letonja @lisajarvis_stylist @timiletonja 

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM LAUNCHES PROJECT FUTUREPROOF IN COLLABORATION WITH SEVEN TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER BILLIE EILISH TO SUPPORT GEN Z IN EXPLORING FUTURE CAREERS
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DEUTSCHE TELEKOM LAUNCHES PROJECT FUTUREPROOF IN COLLABORATION WITH SEVEN TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER BILLIE EILISH TO SUPPORT GEN Z IN EXPLORING FUTURE CAREERS

Things to do More than 1 in 2 UK & European Gen Z are concerned about their post-pandemic futures. Deutsche Telekom’s Project Futureproof aims to stand by Gen Z and leverage digital optimism to help enable a successful future for the next generation. It is a support platform that has been developed to demonstrate the huge potential of Gen Z and help inspire them to identify future careers, as well as uncover skills they do not know they have.     Project Futureproof has been developed in collaboration with both Gen Z contributors and a diverse group of professional skills & employability experts. It aims to connect users to peer-to-peer inspiration & support. It has been endorsed by seven-time GRAMMY award winner Billie Eilish.     “The future feels uncertain”, says Billie Eilish, “but I’m always inspired by what our generation is able to achieve in the face of so many different challenges.”     In a post-pandemic world, there are many uncertainties the next generation are facing; culturally, socially & economically. Research released today by Deutsche Telekom shows 61% of UK & European Gen Z are anxious about their future job and career prospects. 54% are unsure what careers will exist in the future, with 43% saying they are unsure if they have the qualities they need to succeed.     “Gen Z are stepping into a world of work that will have been fundamentally changed by both the COVID-19 pandemic and digital transformation.” explains Ulrich Klenke, Chief Brand Officer at Deutsche Telekom. “We believe that it is our collective responsibility to help them navigate the opportunities & challenges they face. We want to show them that if they have a passion, they have a future.”     At the heart of Project Futureproof is a free-to-access digital tool that helps Gen Z to better understand their abilities and how these are connected to future career opportunities. It uses established RIASEC (vocational personality) modelling to help to connect users with potential future career clusters. The tool helps Gen Z to see how their passions, skills, talents and personality are fundamental to helping shape their future journey and how they can best use these personal attributes as part of future careers. Unlike existing services, the tool takes a uniquely Gen Z perspective, identifying key trends & changes in the world of work, delivering insights through a personalised, gamified experience.     Alongside the tool, a ‘Project Futureproof’ online hub also features helpful resources where Deutsche Telekom experts share insights on how to write CVs, prepare for job interviews and improve your social media profile. As Europe’s most valuable Telecommunications brand, Deutsche Telekom is dedicated to supporting young people with a broad ongoing range of initiatives including dual student & apprenticeship programmes, careers & employability resources, tailored youth tariffs and localised initiatives.     Project Futureproof launches today with an international Gen Z engagement campaign and an optimistic short film that invites young people to choose utopia over dystopia and trust that their passion will support them. Created by Saatchi & Saatchi, London, the film has a message of digital optimism hinting at the career opportunities that will naturally evolve from this generations’ current passions. Set in 2021, a series of sci-fi glitches offers a group of Gen Z a vision into the future, showing a glimpse into how they (and the world around them) have been changed by following their passions. Directed by Rollo Jackson, the series of vignettes of the future harness a spirit of hope and possibility with a playful, but contemporary, nod to sci-fi. Backed by a version of Billie Eilish’s ‘My Future’, the superstar also cameos in the future world. The campaign will be featured across a range of Gen Z focused digital and social media channels including Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, TikTok and Spotify. Watch the film here.     In 2020, Deutsche Telekom partnered with Billie Eilish to shine a light on the power and potential of connected technology in the hands of young people. Now more than ever, facilitating equal participation in social, economic and cultural life is a key focus for the brand. Project Futureproof is the next phase of its mission to support this generation, and what they do next.     To find out more visit: www.telekom.com/projectfutureproof More than 1 in 2 UK & European Gen Z are concerned about their post-pandemic futures. Deutsche Telekom’s Project Futureproof aims to stand by Gen Z and leverage digital optimism to help enable a successful future for the next generation. It is a support platform that has been developed to demonstrate the huge potential of Gen Z and help inspire them to identify future careers, as well as uncover skills they do not know they have.     Project Futureproof has been developed in collaboration with both Gen Z contributors and a diverse group of professional skills & employability experts. It aims to connect users to peer-to-peer inspiration & support. It has been endorsed by seven-time GRAMMY award winner Billie Eilish.     “The future feels uncertain”, says Billie Eilish, “but I’m always inspired by what our generation is able to achieve in the face of so many different challenges.”     In a post-pandemic world, there are many uncertainties the next generation are facing; culturally, socially & economically. Research released today by Deutsche Telekom shows 61% of UK & European Gen Z are anxious about their future job and career prospects. 54% are unsure what careers will exist in the future, with 43% saying they are unsure if they have the qualities they need to succeed.     “Gen Z are stepping into a world of work that will have been fundamentally changed by both the COVID-19 pandemic and digital transformation.” explains Ulrich Klenke, Chief Brand Officer at Deutsche Telekom. “We believe that it is our collective responsibility to help them navigate the opportunities & challenges they face. We want to show them that if they have a passion, they have a future.”     At the heart of Project Futureproof is a free-to-access digital tool that helps Gen Z to better understand their abilities and how these are connected to future career opportunities. It uses established RIASEC (vocational personality) modelling to help to connect users with potential future career clusters. The tool helps Gen Z to see how their passions, skills, talents and personality are fundamental to helping shape their future journey and how they can best use these personal attributes as part of future careers. Unlike existing services, the tool takes a uniquely Gen Z perspective, identifying key trends & changes in the world of work, delivering insights through a personalised, gamified experience.     Alongside the tool, a ‘Project Futureproof’ online hub also features helpful resources where Deutsche Telekom experts share insights on how to write CVs, prepare for job interviews and improve your social media profile. As Europe’s most valuable Telecommunications brand, Deutsche Telekom is dedicated to supporting young people with a broad ongoing range of initiatives including dual student & apprenticeship programmes, careers & employability resources, tailored youth tariffs and localised initiatives.     Project Futureproof launches today with an international Gen Z engagement campaign and an optimistic short film that invites young people to choose utopia over dystopia and trust that their passion will support them. Created by Saatchi & Saatchi, London, the film has a message of digital optimism hinting at the career opportunities that will naturally evolve from this generations’ current passions. Set in 2021, a series of sci-fi glitches offers a group of Gen Z a vision into the future, showing a glimpse into how they (and the world around them) have been changed by following their passions. Directed by Rollo Jackson, the series of vignettes of the future harness a spirit of hope and possibility with a playful, but contemporary, nod to sci-fi. Backed by a version of Billie Eilish’s ‘My Future’, the superstar also cameos in the future world. The campaign will be featured across a range of Gen Z focused digital and social media channels including Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, TikTok and Spotify. Watch the film here.     In 2020, Deutsche Telekom partnered with Billie Eilish to shine a light on the power and potential of connected technology in the hands of young people. Now more than ever, facilitating equal participation in social, economic and cultural life is a key focus for the brand. Project Futureproof is the next phase of its mission to support this generation, and what they do next.     To find out more visit: www.telekom.com/projectfutureproof

Louis Vuitton presents the new sunglasses for 2021
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Louis Vuitton presents the new sunglasses for 2021

Accessories Louis Vuitton unveils its new digital campaign dedicated to eyewear.     The House invited three international, independent, and contemporary talents to portray its new sunglasses collection and embody the many facets of the Louis Vuitton woman. Belgian-Congolese singer-songwriter Lous & the Yakuza wears both a square design with precise, strong angles, as well as a more classic offering, American actor Chloë Grace Moretz embraces a timeless chic model, while South Korean singer-songwriter Somi sports couture sunglasses with their finely crafted jewellery-style temples.   The campaign will be visible across all official Louis Vuitton channels starting 20th May.   Here comes the sun.   Bright days are ahead with the new sunglasses collection from Louis Vuitton, blending design and savoir-faire, innovation and tradition. Boasting exceptional quality and contemporary lines to accent any look, the collection adorns any face, setting it off to perfection. Louis Vuitton unveils its new digital campaign dedicated to eyewear.     The House invited three international, independent, and contemporary talents to portray its new sunglasses collection and embody the many facets of the Louis Vuitton woman. Belgian-Congolese singer-songwriter Lous & the Yakuza wears both a square design with precise, strong angles, as well as a more classic offering, American actor Chloë Grace Moretz embraces a timeless chic model, while South Korean singer-songwriter Somi sports couture sunglasses with their finely crafted jewellery-style temples.   The campaign will be visible across all official Louis Vuitton channels starting 20th May.   Here comes the sun.   Bright days are ahead with the new sunglasses collection from Louis Vuitton, blending design and savoir-faire, innovation and tradition. Boasting exceptional quality and contemporary lines to accent any look, the collection adorns any face, setting it off to perfection.

Exclusive still life editorial
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Exclusive still life editorial

Accessories Exclusive new digital editorial, captured by AM+PM STUDIO.   Photographers AM+PM Studio Fashion Editor Victor Vergara Set Design Pierre Vaillant Assistant Set Design Mélina Bourboulou Editor Timotej Letonja Exclusive new digital editorial, captured by AM+PM STUDIO.   Photographers AM+PM Studio Fashion Editor Victor Vergara Set Design Pierre Vaillant Assistant Set Design Mélina Bourboulou Editor Timotej Letonja

Maison Valentino confirms Zendaya as the protagonist of the new Valentino Roman Palazzo Fall 21 campaign
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Maison Valentino confirms Zendaya as the protagonist of the new Valentino Roman Palazzo Fall 21 campaign

Fashion “Throughout an aesthetic choice, it is possible to represent a whole identity. This is the power of fashion and this is the power of human beings”. Pierpaolo Piccioli   Zendaya is the protagonist of the new campaigns for Valentino, David Sims the photographer of this narration, shooting her with his incomparable approach at the Palace Theatre in Los Angeles.   The actress has the capacity to express all the values of the brand through a single shot, turning a Valentino creation into something extraordinary. She enters the values of equality and inclusivity that Pierpaolo Piccioli and the Maison stand for, but also conveys a contemporary romanticism.   The Valentino Roman Palazzo advertising campaign continues the narrative of the Creative Director, which shot the collection in Rome, in an unexpected place in which grandeur has given way to intimacy. A delabré Palazzo with no decorations or objects. An empty space where the atmosphere became empathetic thanks to a diverse humanity, a diverse casting.   Sims, known for pushing the boundaries of fashion photography, has captured a raw and radical theatrical act in Los Angeles. Zendaya seated at the centre of the stage in a set that recalls the classical portraiture of the sound stage theatre: the point of view has changed. It is no longer a photography set, but a proper theatre. The atmosphere merges with the gestures of the actress. Time stops behind closed doors. The ability to make a theatrical moment something authorial.   Pierpaolo Piccioli continues his conscious and progressive way of making culture. The punk gesture that reopens and takes possession of the theatre, its space, and its language. The exploration, at the same time intimate and provocative, an empty space that for a moment becomes for all.   The identity of Valentino today materializes with a clear and incisive sign: both sensual and romantic, nourished by memories but not nostalgic. An identity that reflects in a new generation.     #ValentinoRomanPalazzo #RockstudAlcoveValentinoGaravani #ValentinoDivas “Throughout an aesthetic choice, it is possible to represent a whole identity. This is the power of fashion and this is the power of human beings”. Pierpaolo Piccioli   Zendaya is the protagonist of the new campaigns for Valentino, David Sims the photographer of this narration, shooting her with his incomparable approach at the Palace Theatre in Los Angeles.   The actress has the capacity to express all the values of the brand through a single shot, turning a Valentino creation into something extraordinary. She enters the values of equality and inclusivity that Pierpaolo Piccioli and the Maison stand for, but also conveys a contemporary romanticism.   The Valentino Roman Palazzo advertising campaign continues the narrative of the Creative Director, which shot the collection in Rome, in an unexpected place in which grandeur has given way to intimacy. A delabré Palazzo with no decorations or objects. An empty space where the atmosphere became empathetic thanks to a diverse humanity, a diverse casting.   Sims, known for pushing the boundaries of fashion photography, has captured a raw and radical theatrical act in Los Angeles. Zendaya seated at the centre of the stage in a set that recalls the classical portraiture of the sound stage theatre: the point of view has changed. It is no longer a photography set, but a proper theatre. The atmosphere merges with the gestures of the actress. Time stops behind closed doors. The ability to make a theatrical moment something authorial.   Pierpaolo Piccioli continues his conscious and progressive way of making culture. The punk gesture that reopens and takes possession of the theatre, its space, and its language. The exploration, at the same time intimate and provocative, an empty space that for a moment becomes for all.   The identity of Valentino today materializes with a clear and incisive sign: both sensual and romantic, nourished by memories but not nostalgic. An identity that reflects in a new generation.     #ValentinoRomanPalazzo #RockstudAlcoveValentinoGaravani #ValentinoDivas

Wanrooij Gallery in Amsterdam presents a retrospective exhibition of Leon Keerfrom
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Wanrooij Gallery in Amsterdam presents a retrospective exhibition of Leon Keerfrom

Exhibition Wanrooij Gallery in Amsterdam presents a retrospective exhibition of Leon Keerfrom 5 June until 28 August 2021. The Dutch mixed media artist is the master of optical illusion. The solo exhibition 'Forced Perspective' shows a colourful selection of new paintings, sculptures, installations, anamorphic artworks and Augmented Reality (AR). The gallery transforms into a surreal universe.     Leon Keeris one of the world’s leading artists in anamorphic art. By playing with perspectives he creates incredible new worlds. He has executed numerous 3D murals and street paintings in Europe, the United States, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. In the Netherlands, the artist has cooperated with the Fries Museum, Museum Arnhem, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and Van Gogh Museum.      The artist is inspired by pop surrealism and new technology. With the use of Augmented Reality he is able to show an extra dimension in his art. A message seems to be present. Current issues are reviewed, such as environmental concerns, social inequality and the livability of this world. The artworks reflect a fascination for old materials and a timeless longing for unspoiled beauty.            Leon Keerlives and works in Utrecht and a visual artist since 1997. His autonomous work has been presented at international art fairs such as Art Miami, Moniker Art Fair London, SCOPE Basel and SCOPE New York. In 2018, he won the Street Art Awards Benelux for best artist. The extensive and iconic oeuvre of Leon Keeris captured in a first monograph, titled 'In Case of lost Childhood'and released in November 2020.        Wanrooij Gallery KNSM-laan 301in Amsterdam   www.wanrooijgallery.com Wanrooij Gallery in Amsterdam presents a retrospective exhibition of Leon Keerfrom 5 June until 28 August 2021. The Dutch mixed media artist is the master of optical illusion. The solo exhibition 'Forced Perspective' shows a colourful selection of new paintings, sculptures, installations, anamorphic artworks and Augmented Reality (AR). The gallery transforms into a surreal universe.     Leon Keeris one of the world’s leading artists in anamorphic art. By playing with perspectives he creates incredible new worlds. He has executed numerous 3D murals and street paintings in Europe, the United States, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. In the Netherlands, the artist has cooperated with the Fries Museum, Museum Arnhem, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and Van Gogh Museum.      The artist is inspired by pop surrealism and new technology. With the use of Augmented Reality he is able to show an extra dimension in his art. A message seems to be present. Current issues are reviewed, such as environmental concerns, social inequality and the livability of this world. The artworks reflect a fascination for old materials and a timeless longing for unspoiled beauty.            Leon Keerlives and works in Utrecht and a visual artist since 1997. His autonomous work has been presented at international art fairs such as Art Miami, Moniker Art Fair London, SCOPE Basel and SCOPE New York. In 2018, he won the Street Art Awards Benelux for best artist. The extensive and iconic oeuvre of Leon Keeris captured in a first monograph, titled 'In Case of lost Childhood'and released in November 2020.        Wanrooij Gallery KNSM-laan 301in Amsterdam   www.wanrooijgallery.com

DIOR PRESENTS THE NEW CAMPAIGN FOR FALL 2021
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DIOR PRESENTS THE NEW CAMPAIGN FOR FALL 2021

Fashion Brimming with Pop energy, the Fall 2021 collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri is revealed in ultra-colorful images by photographer Brigitte Niedermair.     Reflecting new self-affirmation, the campaign features pieces in acid brights that combine plays of transparency and silvery effects. A reinterpretation of an emblematic House code, the Mizza leopard print punctuates numerous looks as well as the iconic Lady D-Lite and Dior Book Tote bags, while the Dior Caro now appears in a leather version with an intense black finish. These irresistible creations contrast with vivid hues – in yellow, green or pink – that illuminate the shots, symbolizing reinvented vitality. Images are imbued with radiant optimism – an ode to joy.   Brimming with Pop energy, the Fall 2021 collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri is revealed in ultra-colorful images by photographer Brigitte Niedermair.     Reflecting new self-affirmation, the campaign features pieces in acid brights that combine plays of transparency and silvery effects. A reinterpretation of an emblematic House code, the Mizza leopard print punctuates numerous looks as well as the iconic Lady D-Lite and Dior Book Tote bags, while the Dior Caro now appears in a leather version with an intense black finish. These irresistible creations contrast with vivid hues – in yellow, green or pink – that illuminate the shots, symbolizing reinvented vitality. Images are imbued with radiant optimism – an ode to joy.  

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