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ZALANDO PARTNERS WITH FASHION INDUSTRY NAMES TO RELEASE NEVER BEFORE SEEN IMAGES ON THE THEME OF HUMAN CONNECTION
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ZALANDO PARTNERS WITH FASHION INDUSTRY NAMES TO RELEASE NEVER BEFORE SEEN IMAGES ON THE THEME OF HUMAN CONNECTION

Fashion This holiday season, Zalando, Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle, is partnering with some of fashion’s biggest names to bring the feeling of amillion virtual hugs across Europe. The campaign features Brooklyn Beckham, Jeremy Scott and Munroe Bergdorf sharing candid images showing the ultimate expression of human connection and solidarity: the hug. Against the backdrop of a challenging year of uncertainty and separation, positive future and a reminder of the importance of personal connection this festive period. the collection comes with the inspirational rallying cry - ‘We Will Hug Again’ - an optimistic message of a more   The campaign also features friend of Zalando, model and activist Rain Dove as well as creativecollective Muslim Sisterhood, who’s work centres around Muslim women and non-binary people. The image collection is an extension of Zalando’s Holiday Campaign, ‘We Will Hug Again’, which launched in November with the heart-warming film, ‘100 Years of Hugs’ and a series of images - Hug Portraits - of real people embracing.     As part of the efforts to celebrate the power of human connection, Zalando is also supporting the Red Cross to help those who may be isolated and lacking that connection at this time. While many of us cannot hug at this moment in time, together they are looking forward to a time when we can. They are calling on consumers to pick a favourite picture of a hug memory from their camera roll and share it on social media. For each post tagging @Zalando and using #WeWillHugAgain,Zalando will donate €5 to the Red Cross.     Photographer Brooklyn Beckham, whose emotive imagery made him the perfect fit for the “Human connection and physical embraces are soimportant in life. At a time when many of us are apart from loved ones, it felt right to partner with Zalando to spread a message of optimism that we will hug again. These images are deeplypersonal to me and show moments I don’t often share, but now is the time to be thankful for the great moments we’ve had and look forward to creating many more sometime soon.”   Model and activist Munroe Bergdorf, who shared an image of a tender hug between herself and friend and model Billy, added: “My camera roll is full of so many gorgeous cuddles and hugswith family and friends that I was spoilt for choice. It's lovely to look back on past moments and know that, even while things can be challenging right now, we will create many more memories like these in the future. Our loved ones are our support systems, they allow us to feel seen, heard and understood. I'm going to miss seeing so many of them over the festive season but I know we have so many amazing times to come. I'm glad to be part of spreading a bit of positivity and part of a campaign that is helping support those that need human connection themost.”     Natalie Wills, Global Director Social Media & Consumer PR remarked: “We’re delighted that so many of the industry’s most well-known faces have lent their voices to share this positivemessage. The images they’ve shared celebrate the beauty of human connection, and we wantto inspire the feeling of hope and optimism in these challenging times. It was also important to us to use this campaign as another opportunity to give back to the community and the support Red Cross on their mission to bring connection and support to those that need it most duringthis period.”     #wewillhugagain @Zalando This holiday season, Zalando, Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle, is partnering with some of fashion’s biggest names to bring the feeling of amillion virtual hugs across Europe. The campaign features Brooklyn Beckham, Jeremy Scott and Munroe Bergdorf sharing candid images showing the ultimate expression of human connection and solidarity: the hug. Against the backdrop of a challenging year of uncertainty and separation, positive future and a reminder of the importance of personal connection this festive period. the collection comes with the inspirational rallying cry - ‘We Will Hug Again’ - an optimistic message of a more   The campaign also features friend of Zalando, model and activist Rain Dove as well as creativecollective Muslim Sisterhood, who’s work centres around Muslim women and non-binary people. The image collection is an extension of Zalando’s Holiday Campaign, ‘We Will Hug Again’, which launched in November with the heart-warming film, ‘100 Years of Hugs’ and a series of images - Hug Portraits - of real people embracing.     As part of the efforts to celebrate the power of human connection, Zalando is also supporting the Red Cross to help those who may be isolated and lacking that connection at this time. While many of us cannot hug at this moment in time, together they are looking forward to a time when we can. They are calling on consumers to pick a favourite picture of a hug memory from their camera roll and share it on social media. For each post tagging @Zalando and using #WeWillHugAgain,Zalando will donate €5 to the Red Cross.     Photographer Brooklyn Beckham, whose emotive imagery made him the perfect fit for the “Human connection and physical embraces are soimportant in life. At a time when many of us are apart from loved ones, it felt right to partner with Zalando to spread a message of optimism that we will hug again. These images are deeplypersonal to me and show moments I don’t often share, but now is the time to be thankful for the great moments we’ve had and look forward to creating many more sometime soon.”   Model and activist Munroe Bergdorf, who shared an image of a tender hug between herself and friend and model Billy, added: “My camera roll is full of so many gorgeous cuddles and hugswith family and friends that I was spoilt for choice. It's lovely to look back on past moments and know that, even while things can be challenging right now, we will create many more memories like these in the future. Our loved ones are our support systems, they allow us to feel seen, heard and understood. I'm going to miss seeing so many of them over the festive season but I know we have so many amazing times to come. I'm glad to be part of spreading a bit of positivity and part of a campaign that is helping support those that need human connection themost.”     Natalie Wills, Global Director Social Media & Consumer PR remarked: “We’re delighted that so many of the industry’s most well-known faces have lent their voices to share this positivemessage. The images they’ve shared celebrate the beauty of human connection, and we wantto inspire the feeling of hope and optimism in these challenging times. It was also important to us to use this campaign as another opportunity to give back to the community and the support Red Cross on their mission to bring connection and support to those that need it most duringthis period.”     #wewillhugagain @Zalando

GUESS ANNOUNCES MICHELE MORRONE AS THE NEW WORLDWIDE FACE OF GUESS MEN’S
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GUESS ANNOUNCES MICHELE MORRONE AS THE NEW WORLDWIDE FACE OF GUESS MEN’S

Fashion In celebration of the Fall/Winter 2020 collection, GUESS is excited to introduce Michele Morrone as the new worldwide face of GUESS Men’s. Morrone is an international actor and singer who is best known for his lead role in the successful Netflix film 365 Days,one of the most popular movies in Netflix history that is currently streaming in over 200 countries.       Morrone gained international recognition for his performance and soundtrack in the film, proving to be a multi-faceted superstar who has gained traction on social media rapidly, with approximately 10 million followers on Instagram alone – a stunning increase from 1.7 million followers three weeks before the campaign was shot.     Staged under the creative guidance of GUESS Chief Creative Officer Paul Marciano, the holiday advertising campaign was shot by fashion photographer Nima Benati in her first campaign with GUESS, at the breathtaking Villa Erba in Lake Como, Italy.  Once the home of internationally renowned movie director Luchino Visconti, this historic villa was the perfect setting for an iconic campaign and a fundamental inspiration for Paul Marciano’s love of Italian movie history.      “I had a brief meeting with Michele at my hotel in Lugano last June and we immediately had a strong connection,” says Paul Marciano.  “Michele is an extremely hard worker, and a very ambitious and decisive man and these are all qualities I deeply appreciate.  In a matter of minutes, we knew we were going to work together and a few weeks after that very first meeting we met again in Lake Como to shoot these spectacular images.”     “The moment I met Paul, I knew I found a new mentor and friend,” says Michele Morrone. “We share the same values and goals.  It’s an incredible feeling being able to have fun on set doing what I love, while having a sense of comfort that I’m now part of such an amazing family. Family and loyalty are important to me, and I want to take this brand and treat it as my own.”      “This campaign marks the launch of our new GUESS men’s collection, reflecting our new focus on elevated, classic, and high-quality styles which is perfectly in-line with Michele Morrone’s personality” says Paul Marciano.       These GUESS images will be featured in upcoming issues of top international fashion and lifestyle magazines and in GUESS retail stores.       In celebration of the Fall/Winter 2020 collection, GUESS is excited to introduce Michele Morrone as the new worldwide face of GUESS Men’s. Morrone is an international actor and singer who is best known for his lead role in the successful Netflix film 365 Days,one of the most popular movies in Netflix history that is currently streaming in over 200 countries.       Morrone gained international recognition for his performance and soundtrack in the film, proving to be a multi-faceted superstar who has gained traction on social media rapidly, with approximately 10 million followers on Instagram alone – a stunning increase from 1.7 million followers three weeks before the campaign was shot.     Staged under the creative guidance of GUESS Chief Creative Officer Paul Marciano, the holiday advertising campaign was shot by fashion photographer Nima Benati in her first campaign with GUESS, at the breathtaking Villa Erba in Lake Como, Italy.  Once the home of internationally renowned movie director Luchino Visconti, this historic villa was the perfect setting for an iconic campaign and a fundamental inspiration for Paul Marciano’s love of Italian movie history.      “I had a brief meeting with Michele at my hotel in Lugano last June and we immediately had a strong connection,” says Paul Marciano.  “Michele is an extremely hard worker, and a very ambitious and decisive man and these are all qualities I deeply appreciate.  In a matter of minutes, we knew we were going to work together and a few weeks after that very first meeting we met again in Lake Como to shoot these spectacular images.”     “The moment I met Paul, I knew I found a new mentor and friend,” says Michele Morrone. “We share the same values and goals.  It’s an incredible feeling being able to have fun on set doing what I love, while having a sense of comfort that I’m now part of such an amazing family. Family and loyalty are important to me, and I want to take this brand and treat it as my own.”      “This campaign marks the launch of our new GUESS men’s collection, reflecting our new focus on elevated, classic, and high-quality styles which is perfectly in-line with Michele Morrone’s personality” says Paul Marciano.       These GUESS images will be featured in upcoming issues of top international fashion and lifestyle magazines and in GUESS retail stores.      

In conversation with Michaela DePrince
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In conversation with Michaela DePrince

Portrait Michaela DePrince, a Sierra Leonean-American ballet dancer, rose to fame in 2011 with starring in the documentary ”First Position”, which was following her and other young ballet dancers as they were preparing to compete at the Youth America Grand Prix, at which her performance gained her a scholarship at the American Ballet Theatre's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of Ballet. As the youngest dancer in the history of the company, she danced with the Dance Theatre of Harlem and currently she is a solo ballet dancer for the Dutch National Ballet, which she joined in 2013.       What inspired you to become a ballerina?   What I would say inspired me was when I found this magazine in Sierra Leone and there was this beautiful ballerina. And it wasn't just the fact that she was something I've never seen before, the position was absolutely beautiful, the costumes were absolutely beautiful in all the pages of the magazine. But the cover struck me so much because she looked so happy and I decided then that I would become this ballerina and to become super happy and that's when my dream to become a ballerina started, in Sierra Leone.     From competing at the Youth America Grand Prix, studying at the American Ballet Theatre's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of Ballet to becoming a professional ballerina. In US, you danced with the Dance Theatre of Harlem, where you were their youngest dancer in the history. Then you came to Europe, where you are now a solo ballet dancer for the Dutch National Ballet. Tell us more about your journey from the US to the Netherlands.    I remember that when I got adopted I felt like the biggest thing that I ever have to worry about was people not like me for my white spots, cause in Sierra Leone I was considered the devil's child because of my vitiligo, I was different. But then I got to the US and I realized there's a fact that I was born brown and I fell in love with the art that has always discriminated against brown and black dancers and somehow I was drawn to it and I didn't want to be affected by it. But I was affected by it, I didn't have a lot of friends as well, I never saw a lot of black dancers in my classes growing up.    Then I joined Dance Theatre Harlem, I was the youngest member to join and it was an amazing experience, cause the founder that started it, Arthur Mitchell, he was originally the first black, African-American dancer in New York City Ballet. Obviously everybody knows New York City Ballet is one of the best and he was able to give space for brown and black dancers of different races and built this opportunity to do what you love, to do ballet and know that it's ok to accept your skin color. He would give us the opportunity to wear brown tights, whatever skin tone matched our bodies, but then at the same time I felt like I needed to bring that into bigger companies and change that in Europe or in the US and so I joined Dutch National Ballet, the junior company.    Of course, in the beginning you're a beginner and you don't want to speak out as much, so I was holding my tounge as much as possible and waiting for me to get the opportunity to be at the highest point as possible. When I got to the highest point, that's when I realized it was my opportunity to really try to change it, so I started wearing brown tights at Dutch National Ballet. But even last year, I had to fight for it. They wanted me not to make a big deal about it, but that's just me going back to who I was. Them not letting me wear them, that's not who I was, so they made me feel like I didn't belong again and all those old feelings. Luckily, I was able to make a fuss about it and I was able to wear my brown tights in the end.    I don't want other dancers in the next generation to have to deal with that, to have to constantly feel like you're not fully yourself on stage. You're trying to tell a story, but it's also coming from your point of view and you want to feel like you're most authentic that you possibly can be.     Your road hasn't been the easiest, you faced a lot of racial discrimination, which is a global problem that escalated to its highest levels ever in 2020. What is your view on that, how do you feel about all that?   The Black Lives Matter movement, it's a big movement. It was sad seeing people, who look exactly like me, getting killed for absolutely no reason. I always think we're all human, we all have preferences, we all love, we can all care about each other and support each other. I just don't understand why people are killing people without even getting to know them. You just see them as an animal or whatever and it's really upsetting, cause I've experienced that growing up in New York, that discrimination. Also here in Amsterdam, I've been told to go back to my own country and it's a lot and it's constantly making you feel like you never belong. So that's what I'm trying to do, to change that. It doesn't matter if you're brown, black, spotted, white ... you have an option to conquer your dreams through a lot of hard work and your support system.     What do you love most about ballet, what is the most special thing about this passion of yours?   For me, it's not that I saw ballet and I was living a great childhood. It was what gave me hope as a young orphan who thought nobody ever wanted her and gave me an outlet to just being in a little bubble when other things in my life, even after I got adopted, were not going the way I wanted them to go.    Ballet, it made me feel special. Acknowledgement from the audience always makes you want to do it more and more, but it's just this opportunity to have your own bubble and to be able to express yourself as much as possible. That's why in general art is such a saviour for a lot of people and it's upsetting when they're constantly defunding arts. The art helped me, it helped my sisters and brothers and other people that I know and it's an outlet to express yourself without even having to use words and I think that's the best way for me to express myself. When I'm sad, I can dance. When I'm upset, I can dance.    It's really like a second half of my heart. It sounds cheesy, but it really means a lot to me.      Together with your mom, Elaine, you wrote the book ”Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina”. What inspired you to write your story as an autobiography?    I was getting a lot of good feedback from telling my story and other people hearing it and saying ”You need to talk about it”. I remember one of the biggest moments was when I was living in Vermont and I told my story and the next day two little black girls came in to the studio. They never started ballet because they never thought that they could see somebody who looked exactly like them and as well because of where they came from. Coming to the studio and starting ballet showed them that they could accomplish their dreams and so I decided I wanted to find a way to reach out to more people.    ”Taking Flight” is in 12 different languages around the world. ”Ballerina Dreams” is also in around 5 different languages around the world, it'a a children's book. It's inspiring people and that's what I always wanted to do, just to give people hope. I had that opportunity with a magazine, to have hope. And if I can find a way to help people, I'll do it, which is also why I work with War Child Holland.      You've been a goodwill ambassador for the Dutch organisation War Child since 2016.  What is the most important thing about this ambassadorship?   I was a refugee at one point and I had no hope. Going on the field with War Child, telling my story and having these children see somebody who came exactly from the same circumstances, accomplishing her dreams and just beating the odds, I'm hoping I can inspire them they don't need to be defined by where they came from. They can become a doctor, they can become a singer, they can become a pediatrician, they can become whatever they want to be, because where you're born does not mean you can't overcome those circumstances.         Tommy Hilfiger partnered with you on their Tommy Icons Campaign for Fall 2020, which is a celebration for the brand 's 35th anniversary. How was it for you to be a part of such a meaningful campaign?   Being part of Tommy Hilfiger's Icons Campaign for Fall 2020, I mean this is just an incredible honor. When I was in LA shooting with such a diverse group of people, it felt like oh wow, I didn't feel like the odd one out. These people come from different stories, they're doing amazing things, accomplishing things that people probably don't even know about. We've really got to know each other and it just made me even more proud to be a part of this campaign of diversity, being together, moving forward together and it's just absolutely incredible to be a part of it. I love what Tommy believes in, I love the vision, I love the concept of everything. I'm just so proud to be around so many incredible people.     The theme of Tommy Icons Fall 2020 collection is 'Moving Forward Together' and represents inclusivity and diversity. The campaign itself celebrates and proudly portrays models from a variety of backgrounds, sizes, ages, gender expressions and ethnicities. What does the message of this campaign mean to you?   What moving forward together means to me is creating opportunities to spread a message of hope, power and love. The hope we need to believe in a better world, the power we need to make a change and the love for each other, no matter who you are or what you look like. That will be a basis, on which a new world will be built.     Tommy Hilfiger is not just a fashion brand, it is also one of the world's most recognized lifestyle brands, that shares its inclusive and youthful spirit. How do you identify with the brand's style and philosophy?   I've been in the Tommy family for a little bit of time. From my experience personally, I think everything that they're doing is very authentic. I believe their philosophy is authentic, I see it in their clothes, I see it with the people that they have representing the clothes, I see it with the fact that they support Black Lives Matter. They really believe in what they're saying and they're thinking about it and making sure it's gonna be equal for everybody and everbody is gonna have that opportunity to feel like this fashion brand ”Makes me feel like I belong”.        What are your hopes for ballet post-pandemic? What's in the future for you?   To be honest, I don't know what my future's gonna be like. Right now I'm focusing on myself and maybe some people might think that's selfish, but it takes a lot of courage to say I need a break.I lost my father this summer during Covid and I wasn't able to see him, so I've decided to take some time off to just focus on the next step of me becoming the best artist I possibly can. With grief, you really have to experience it, you can't just go and supress it. In the dance world it's like, even when you're injured, you continue and it's not about your mental health. But it is important to take some time off. It's scary, but I can not be the best artist I can possibly be when I'm dealing with such grief and loss and Covid, which is a mental thing as well for a lot of people.   At the moment it's just a lot of uncertinty, not really knowing when I can go and see my family in the US. But I do have the certainty right now that I have this amazing support system. They're helping me through everything and I know that's just gonna make me have a better future and I'm just gonna have to be patient. I'm always gonna be an artist. I'll either be a teacher or when I open up my school in Sierra Leone, I'm still gonna be an artist teaching children who deserve an opportunity to see what I've experienced in life and I wanna give back to them. You know, that's a goal that I have after my career.    We'll just have to see. I'm hoping as well that with the Black Lives Matter movement, it's gonna change also the dance world. I mean, it's 2020, let's change this. Dancers just wanna do what they love to do, they should not be defined by their skin color. If you give us an opportunity, if you open those doors to us, we will fight. If you can just do that for us in the ballet world, give us an opportunity that our skin color doesn't define us, I think you will find some amazing, beautiful brown and black ballerinas around the world.   It was a crazy year and I'm hoping things get better. Now it's really time for me to take care of myself and find out who and what kind of artist I will be after all this healing.      Michaela DePrince is one of our cover stars of our Third issue: Dream which you can now pre-order on @boutiquemags   TEAM CREDITS: Talent: Michaela DePrince @michaeladeprince Photography: Woody Bos @woodybos  Casting / EIC: Timotej Letonja @timiletonja Styling: Gino Gurrieri @ginogurrieri  Art director: Victor Vergara @victor___vergara  Make-up: Anita Jolles using Deciem: The Ordinary & MAC Cosmetics @anitajolles  Hair: Sanne Schoofs using Label M Styling assistant: Emma Hersbach Photo assistant: Nikki Hock @nikki_hock  Special thanks to Omyra Samadi @omyrasamadi & @miloukakisina  Location: Parq Studios Amsterdam Interview by: Jana Letonja @janaletonja Michaela is wearing Tommy Hilfiger @tommyhilfiger    Michaela DePrince, a Sierra Leonean-American ballet dancer, rose to fame in 2011 with starring in the documentary ”First Position”, which was following her and other young ballet dancers as they were preparing to compete at the Youth America Grand Prix, at which her performance gained her a scholarship at the American Ballet Theatre's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of Ballet. As the youngest dancer in the history of the company, she danced with the Dance Theatre of Harlem and currently she is a solo ballet dancer for the Dutch National Ballet, which she joined in 2013.       What inspired you to become a ballerina?   What I would say inspired me was when I found this magazine in Sierra Leone and there was this beautiful ballerina. And it wasn't just the fact that she was something I've never seen before, the position was absolutely beautiful, the costumes were absolutely beautiful in all the pages of the magazine. But the cover struck me so much because she looked so happy and I decided then that I would become this ballerina and to become super happy and that's when my dream to become a ballerina started, in Sierra Leone.     From competing at the Youth America Grand Prix, studying at the American Ballet Theatre's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of Ballet to becoming a professional ballerina. In US, you danced with the Dance Theatre of Harlem, where you were their youngest dancer in the history. Then you came to Europe, where you are now a solo ballet dancer for the Dutch National Ballet. Tell us more about your journey from the US to the Netherlands.    I remember that when I got adopted I felt like the biggest thing that I ever have to worry about was people not like me for my white spots, cause in Sierra Leone I was considered the devil's child because of my vitiligo, I was different. But then I got to the US and I realized there's a fact that I was born brown and I fell in love with the art that has always discriminated against brown and black dancers and somehow I was drawn to it and I didn't want to be affected by it. But I was affected by it, I didn't have a lot of friends as well, I never saw a lot of black dancers in my classes growing up.    Then I joined Dance Theatre Harlem, I was the youngest member to join and it was an amazing experience, cause the founder that started it, Arthur Mitchell, he was originally the first black, African-American dancer in New York City Ballet. Obviously everybody knows New York City Ballet is one of the best and he was able to give space for brown and black dancers of different races and built this opportunity to do what you love, to do ballet and know that it's ok to accept your skin color. He would give us the opportunity to wear brown tights, whatever skin tone matched our bodies, but then at the same time I felt like I needed to bring that into bigger companies and change that in Europe or in the US and so I joined Dutch National Ballet, the junior company.    Of course, in the beginning you're a beginner and you don't want to speak out as much, so I was holding my tounge as much as possible and waiting for me to get the opportunity to be at the highest point as possible. When I got to the highest point, that's when I realized it was my opportunity to really try to change it, so I started wearing brown tights at Dutch National Ballet. But even last year, I had to fight for it. They wanted me not to make a big deal about it, but that's just me going back to who I was. Them not letting me wear them, that's not who I was, so they made me feel like I didn't belong again and all those old feelings. Luckily, I was able to make a fuss about it and I was able to wear my brown tights in the end.    I don't want other dancers in the next generation to have to deal with that, to have to constantly feel like you're not fully yourself on stage. You're trying to tell a story, but it's also coming from your point of view and you want to feel like you're most authentic that you possibly can be.     Your road hasn't been the easiest, you faced a lot of racial discrimination, which is a global problem that escalated to its highest levels ever in 2020. What is your view on that, how do you feel about all that?   The Black Lives Matter movement, it's a big movement. It was sad seeing people, who look exactly like me, getting killed for absolutely no reason. I always think we're all human, we all have preferences, we all love, we can all care about each other and support each other. I just don't understand why people are killing people without even getting to know them. You just see them as an animal or whatever and it's really upsetting, cause I've experienced that growing up in New York, that discrimination. Also here in Amsterdam, I've been told to go back to my own country and it's a lot and it's constantly making you feel like you never belong. So that's what I'm trying to do, to change that. It doesn't matter if you're brown, black, spotted, white ... you have an option to conquer your dreams through a lot of hard work and your support system.     What do you love most about ballet, what is the most special thing about this passion of yours?   For me, it's not that I saw ballet and I was living a great childhood. It was what gave me hope as a young orphan who thought nobody ever wanted her and gave me an outlet to just being in a little bubble when other things in my life, even after I got adopted, were not going the way I wanted them to go.    Ballet, it made me feel special. Acknowledgement from the audience always makes you want to do it more and more, but it's just this opportunity to have your own bubble and to be able to express yourself as much as possible. That's why in general art is such a saviour for a lot of people and it's upsetting when they're constantly defunding arts. The art helped me, it helped my sisters and brothers and other people that I know and it's an outlet to express yourself without even having to use words and I think that's the best way for me to express myself. When I'm sad, I can dance. When I'm upset, I can dance.    It's really like a second half of my heart. It sounds cheesy, but it really means a lot to me.      Together with your mom, Elaine, you wrote the book ”Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina”. What inspired you to write your story as an autobiography?    I was getting a lot of good feedback from telling my story and other people hearing it and saying ”You need to talk about it”. I remember one of the biggest moments was when I was living in Vermont and I told my story and the next day two little black girls came in to the studio. They never started ballet because they never thought that they could see somebody who looked exactly like them and as well because of where they came from. Coming to the studio and starting ballet showed them that they could accomplish their dreams and so I decided I wanted to find a way to reach out to more people.    ”Taking Flight” is in 12 different languages around the world. ”Ballerina Dreams” is also in around 5 different languages around the world, it'a a children's book. It's inspiring people and that's what I always wanted to do, just to give people hope. I had that opportunity with a magazine, to have hope. And if I can find a way to help people, I'll do it, which is also why I work with War Child Holland.      You've been a goodwill ambassador for the Dutch organisation War Child since 2016.  What is the most important thing about this ambassadorship?   I was a refugee at one point and I had no hope. Going on the field with War Child, telling my story and having these children see somebody who came exactly from the same circumstances, accomplishing her dreams and just beating the odds, I'm hoping I can inspire them they don't need to be defined by where they came from. They can become a doctor, they can become a singer, they can become a pediatrician, they can become whatever they want to be, because where you're born does not mean you can't overcome those circumstances.         Tommy Hilfiger partnered with you on their Tommy Icons Campaign for Fall 2020, which is a celebration for the brand 's 35th anniversary. How was it for you to be a part of such a meaningful campaign?   Being part of Tommy Hilfiger's Icons Campaign for Fall 2020, I mean this is just an incredible honor. When I was in LA shooting with such a diverse group of people, it felt like oh wow, I didn't feel like the odd one out. These people come from different stories, they're doing amazing things, accomplishing things that people probably don't even know about. We've really got to know each other and it just made me even more proud to be a part of this campaign of diversity, being together, moving forward together and it's just absolutely incredible to be a part of it. I love what Tommy believes in, I love the vision, I love the concept of everything. I'm just so proud to be around so many incredible people.     The theme of Tommy Icons Fall 2020 collection is 'Moving Forward Together' and represents inclusivity and diversity. The campaign itself celebrates and proudly portrays models from a variety of backgrounds, sizes, ages, gender expressions and ethnicities. What does the message of this campaign mean to you?   What moving forward together means to me is creating opportunities to spread a message of hope, power and love. The hope we need to believe in a better world, the power we need to make a change and the love for each other, no matter who you are or what you look like. That will be a basis, on which a new world will be built.     Tommy Hilfiger is not just a fashion brand, it is also one of the world's most recognized lifestyle brands, that shares its inclusive and youthful spirit. How do you identify with the brand's style and philosophy?   I've been in the Tommy family for a little bit of time. From my experience personally, I think everything that they're doing is very authentic. I believe their philosophy is authentic, I see it in their clothes, I see it with the people that they have representing the clothes, I see it with the fact that they support Black Lives Matter. They really believe in what they're saying and they're thinking about it and making sure it's gonna be equal for everybody and everbody is gonna have that opportunity to feel like this fashion brand ”Makes me feel like I belong”.        What are your hopes for ballet post-pandemic? What's in the future for you?   To be honest, I don't know what my future's gonna be like. Right now I'm focusing on myself and maybe some people might think that's selfish, but it takes a lot of courage to say I need a break.I lost my father this summer during Covid and I wasn't able to see him, so I've decided to take some time off to just focus on the next step of me becoming the best artist I possibly can. With grief, you really have to experience it, you can't just go and supress it. In the dance world it's like, even when you're injured, you continue and it's not about your mental health. But it is important to take some time off. It's scary, but I can not be the best artist I can possibly be when I'm dealing with such grief and loss and Covid, which is a mental thing as well for a lot of people.   At the moment it's just a lot of uncertinty, not really knowing when I can go and see my family in the US. But I do have the certainty right now that I have this amazing support system. They're helping me through everything and I know that's just gonna make me have a better future and I'm just gonna have to be patient. I'm always gonna be an artist. I'll either be a teacher or when I open up my school in Sierra Leone, I'm still gonna be an artist teaching children who deserve an opportunity to see what I've experienced in life and I wanna give back to them. You know, that's a goal that I have after my career.    We'll just have to see. I'm hoping as well that with the Black Lives Matter movement, it's gonna change also the dance world. I mean, it's 2020, let's change this. Dancers just wanna do what they love to do, they should not be defined by their skin color. If you give us an opportunity, if you open those doors to us, we will fight. If you can just do that for us in the ballet world, give us an opportunity that our skin color doesn't define us, I think you will find some amazing, beautiful brown and black ballerinas around the world.   It was a crazy year and I'm hoping things get better. Now it's really time for me to take care of myself and find out who and what kind of artist I will be after all this healing.      Michaela DePrince is one of our cover stars of our Third issue: Dream which you can now pre-order on @boutiquemags   TEAM CREDITS: Talent: Michaela DePrince @michaeladeprince Photography: Woody Bos @woodybos  Casting / EIC: Timotej Letonja @timiletonja Styling: Gino Gurrieri @ginogurrieri  Art director: Victor Vergara @victor___vergara  Make-up: Anita Jolles using Deciem: The Ordinary & MAC Cosmetics @anitajolles  Hair: Sanne Schoofs using Label M Styling assistant: Emma Hersbach Photo assistant: Nikki Hock @nikki_hock  Special thanks to Omyra Samadi @omyrasamadi & @miloukakisina  Location: Parq Studios Amsterdam Interview by: Jana Letonja @janaletonja Michaela is wearing Tommy Hilfiger @tommyhilfiger   

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Exclusive editorial starring Christian Hogue
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Exclusive editorial starring Christian Hogue

Men Exclusive new editorial starring Christian Hogue by Torian Lewin.     TEAM CREDITS:  MODEL: CHRISTIAN HOGUE @ LA MODELS  PHOTOGRAPHER: TORIAN LEWIN STYLIST / EDITOR: JORDAN BOOTHE  STYLIST ASST: KEELY METTLEN  GROOMING: MIKE FERNANDEZ EDITOR: TIMOTEJ LETONJA   Exclusive new editorial starring Christian Hogue by Torian Lewin.     TEAM CREDITS:  MODEL: CHRISTIAN HOGUE @ LA MODELS  PHOTOGRAPHER: TORIAN LEWIN STYLIST / EDITOR: JORDAN BOOTHE  STYLIST ASST: KEELY METTLEN  GROOMING: MIKE FERNANDEZ EDITOR: TIMOTEJ LETONJA  

Exclusive editorial by Matthieu Delbreuve
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Exclusive editorial by Matthieu Delbreuve

Fashion Exclusive editorial captured by Matthieu Delbreuve.     TEAM CREDITS: PHOTOGRAPHER: MATTHIEU DELBREUVE @KAPTIVE_AGENCY   STYLIST: VICTOIRE SEVENO @KAPTIVE_AGENCY   MAKEUP ARTIST: EMILIE PLUME HAIR STYLIST: YUMIKO HIKAGE @SAINTGERMAINAGENCY    PRODUCTION: CAROLE CONGOS @KAPTIVE_AGENCY STYLIST ASSISTANT: ELOISE RONCONE CASTING DIRECTOR: REMI FELIPE MODELS: MAE LAPRES @Premium & TOBIAS DIONISI @IMG  Exclusive editorial captured by Matthieu Delbreuve.     TEAM CREDITS: PHOTOGRAPHER: MATTHIEU DELBREUVE @KAPTIVE_AGENCY   STYLIST: VICTOIRE SEVENO @KAPTIVE_AGENCY   MAKEUP ARTIST: EMILIE PLUME HAIR STYLIST: YUMIKO HIKAGE @SAINTGERMAINAGENCY    PRODUCTION: CAROLE CONGOS @KAPTIVE_AGENCY STYLIST ASSISTANT: ELOISE RONCONE CASTING DIRECTOR: REMI FELIPE MODELS: MAE LAPRES @Premium & TOBIAS DIONISI @IMG 

Alexander McQueen presents the new menswear spring/summer 2021 collection
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Alexander McQueen presents the new menswear spring/summer 2021 collection

Fashion This collection was designed during lockdown. It is made predominantly out of stock fabric: over-printed, over-dyed - renewed.     alexandermcqueen.com This collection was designed during lockdown. It is made predominantly out of stock fabric: over-printed, over-dyed - renewed.     alexandermcqueen.com

ZENDAYA IS THE NEW FACE OF MAISON VALENTINO
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ZENDAYA IS THE NEW FACE OF MAISON VALENTINO

Fashion Zendaya enters the world of values of Pierpaolo Piccioli, which is resignifying the Codes of the Brand, creating new connections between past, present and an imaginary future. For the Creative Director of Valentino, the actress is a natural representative of his contemporary concept of romanticism.     The perception of identity within the contemporary community is the essential element of Piccioli’s creative process, which opens the individual’s vision to a poetry that belongs to reality, that aims to the creation of a personal imaginary made of self-expression and not of aspirations. An imaginary where it is possible to feel empathy. Awareness, inclusion, empathy and contemporary romanticism are the values that the Creative Director conveys to the Valentino community.     Zendaya and Pierpaolo share the identity values of a generation she speaks for, in her most spontaneous, personal and progressive way.     “The reason why we chose Zendaya as the new face for Valentino is because she perfectly embodies and represents what Valentino is and stands for, today. She is a powerful and fierce young woman that uses her talent and her work to express herself, her values and her generation as well.”Pierpaolo Piccioli     “I am honored to have been chosen as the face of Valentino. I’m so excited to begin this amazing collaboration with Pierpaolo and the entire Valentino family.”  Zendaya     #VALENTINOGARAVANI #ROMANSTUD Zendaya enters the world of values of Pierpaolo Piccioli, which is resignifying the Codes of the Brand, creating new connections between past, present and an imaginary future. For the Creative Director of Valentino, the actress is a natural representative of his contemporary concept of romanticism.     The perception of identity within the contemporary community is the essential element of Piccioli’s creative process, which opens the individual’s vision to a poetry that belongs to reality, that aims to the creation of a personal imaginary made of self-expression and not of aspirations. An imaginary where it is possible to feel empathy. Awareness, inclusion, empathy and contemporary romanticism are the values that the Creative Director conveys to the Valentino community.     Zendaya and Pierpaolo share the identity values of a generation she speaks for, in her most spontaneous, personal and progressive way.     “The reason why we chose Zendaya as the new face for Valentino is because she perfectly embodies and represents what Valentino is and stands for, today. She is a powerful and fierce young woman that uses her talent and her work to express herself, her values and her generation as well.”Pierpaolo Piccioli     “I am honored to have been chosen as the face of Valentino. I’m so excited to begin this amazing collaboration with Pierpaolo and the entire Valentino family.”  Zendaya     #VALENTINOGARAVANI #ROMANSTUD

Eternal Beauty by LOIS JEANS
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Eternal Beauty by LOIS JEANS

Fashion Dear Lois Lover,   Lois shows that it doesn’t act like everybody, but still is for everybody. The brand touched millions of hearts since 1962. We had an in influence on fashion, by making jeans fashionable, sexy and iconic instead of just a tough workwear product.   This is exactly how I feel about the supermodels Helena Christensen and Elle McPherson, who Kat Irlin shot for this project. They were one of the first and real supermodels and changed the industry with their iconic and eternal beauty.   Lois is for everybody, for any age, race, size, gender or religion and we are determined to bring back Lois to as many peoples hearts as possible. Seeing the magical pictures, that my dear friend Kat Irlin shot of these iconic ladies, shows that their beauty is eternal. No one could capture their personalities better than Kat did.   Even though we have never really met, I feel a stronger connection with Kat and the models than I ever did during a shoot, because our intentions are all pure and passionate. I can’t wait to reveal our third model to you soon.   The images with Helena are shot in her home in New York and the shoot with Elle were shot at the Faena hotel in Miami. All clothes were handpicked and specially curated by the models themselves.   As an ode to the ladies, Lois created an exhibition from the images in their Galeria in Amsterdam starting December 5th.   Lots of Love,   Arthur van Rongen   Creative Director Dear Lois Lover,   Lois shows that it doesn’t act like everybody, but still is for everybody. The brand touched millions of hearts since 1962. We had an in influence on fashion, by making jeans fashionable, sexy and iconic instead of just a tough workwear product.   This is exactly how I feel about the supermodels Helena Christensen and Elle McPherson, who Kat Irlin shot for this project. They were one of the first and real supermodels and changed the industry with their iconic and eternal beauty.   Lois is for everybody, for any age, race, size, gender or religion and we are determined to bring back Lois to as many peoples hearts as possible. Seeing the magical pictures, that my dear friend Kat Irlin shot of these iconic ladies, shows that their beauty is eternal. No one could capture their personalities better than Kat did.   Even though we have never really met, I feel a stronger connection with Kat and the models than I ever did during a shoot, because our intentions are all pure and passionate. I can’t wait to reveal our third model to you soon.   The images with Helena are shot in her home in New York and the shoot with Elle were shot at the Faena hotel in Miami. All clothes were handpicked and specially curated by the models themselves.   As an ode to the ladies, Lois created an exhibition from the images in their Galeria in Amsterdam starting December 5th.   Lots of Love,   Arthur van Rongen   Creative Director

In conversation with Nina Kraviz
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In conversation with Nina Kraviz

Music We had a delight interviewing one of our favorite artists Nina Kraviz for our new issue "Dream" as well as working with her on a cover story that is now available on Boutiquemags.com and in stores.         HOW DOES YOUR RESEARCH PROCESS WORK WHEN PREPPING A NEW SET TO PLAY AT A GIG OR A FESTIVAL? DO YOU LIKE TO INCLUDE A LOT OF NEW UNKNOWN TALENTS AS WELL AND THEIR MUSIC, IF SO WHERE DO YOU FIND THEIR TRACKS?   I LOVE PLAYING UNRELEASED MUSIC AND HAVING A LABEL HELPS WITH THAT A LOT. I LOVE CREATING UNIQUE SONICSCAPE RELATED TO A CERTAIN MOMENT OF TIME AND THE IDEA THAT FEW PEOPLE HAVE HEARD IT BEFORE MAKES THIS PROCESS VERY EXCITING. NEVERTHELESS THERE ARE A FEW MORE ESSENTIAL THINGS FOR A DJ OUT THERE. THE CONTEXT IN WHICH YOU PUT CERTAIN MUSIC, THE ATMOSPHERE YOU CREATE WITH IT AND THE INTENSION YOU PUT BEHIND IT. IN THAT SENSE IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YEAR THE MUSIC WAS RELEASED OR IF IT HASN’T BEEN RELEASED YET. SOMETIMES I'D SNEAK SOMETHING COMPLETELY UNRELATED IN MY DJ SET TO SEE HOW DIFFERENT GENRES WORK IN A NEW CONTEXT. ITS NOT ALWAYS WORKING BUT WHEN IT DOES - UHHH! THAT FEELS SO GOOD! ITS ADDICTIVE! FOLLOWING THAT IDEA EVEN THE MOST CHEESY TRACK PUT IN THE RIGHT CONTEXT CAN SOUND COOL AND THE MOST AMAZING TRACK CAN SOUND QUITE FLAT. I ALSO HAVE A VERY GOOD EVER EMERGING COLLECTION OF VINYL WHICH IS A GOOD SOURCE OF INSPIRATION IN FINDING A “THEME” FOR A SET. BUT LITTERALLY EVERYTHING CAN BE A THEME FOR A SET. EVEN A FAMOUS POP SONG THAT YOU HEARD ON A RADIO.     HOW DO YOU THINK COVID-19 WILL AFFECT THE MUSIC INDUSTRY BOTH LONG-TERM AND SHORT-TERM? HOW DO YOU SEE THE IMPACT OF CORONA CRISIS ON THE GENERAL PERCEPTION OF MUSIC?   THE MUSIC INDUSTRY WILL DEFINITELY CHANGE. TO THE BETTER OR TO THE WORST -WE'LL SEE.     HOW DID YOU SPEND YOUR QUARANTINE TIME AND WERE YOU STILL ABLE TO CREATE WHILE BEING QUARANTINED?   IN THE BEGINNING I FELT CONFUSED. THE WHOLE SITUATION REMINDED ME OF A FEW DYSTOPIAN NOVELS I USED TO READ. BUT JUST OF A SUDDEN THE WEIRDNESS BECAME A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION. I FINISHED A COUPLE OF REMIXES, ESTABLISHED “HOT STEEL”-NEW PROJECT ON MY LABEL WHERE I PLAY AND RELEASE MUSIC FROM MOSTLY UNKNOWN ARTISTS, AND STARTED WORKING ON MY ALBUM. SUDDENLY I FOUND MYSELF APPRECIATING THE TIME THAT I WAS GIVEN AS A CHANCE TO DO CREATIVE THINGS. I WORKED ON MUSIC ALMOST EVERY DAY WRITING NEW SONGS AND PRODUCING NEW BEATS. I STARTED TAKING VOCAL AND PIANO CLASSES.     TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT IS NOT ON YOUR RESUME.   I HAVE BEEN CRAZY ABOUT BULLTERRIERS LATELY.     WHAT DO YOU WANT TO TELL WITH YOUR MUSIC, AND WHAT THEMES ARE YOU EXPLORING WITH YOUR MUSIC?   MUSIC IS MY FAVORITE MEDIUM TO TRANSLATE FEELINGS. WHEN I COMPOSE SONGS THE CHOICE OF MELODIES AND WORDS IS ALMOST UNCONSCIOUS. SOMETIMES IT TAKES TIME FOR MYSELF TO FIND OUT WHAT WAS THAT I WAS SCREAMING IN THE MICROPHONE LAST NIGHT. WHEN IT COMES TO MIXING RECORDS AS A DJ ITS ALSO THE WAY YOU THINK THAT IS SUDDENLY AVAILABLE FOR EVERYONE TO WITNESS. YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE RHYTHM AND SONIC TEXTURES, YOUR CHOICE OF SONGS AND THE WAY YOU MIX IT TOGETHER CAN TELL A LOT ABOUT THAT.     WHAT IS YOUR STORY AND HOW DOES IT REFLECT IN YOUR WORK? WHAT DOES MUSIC MEAN TO YOU AND WHAT MADE YOU START MAKING MUSIC IN THE FIRST PLACE?   I THINK THE LISTENER CAN ANSWER THIS QUESTION BETTER AS THERE ARE AS MANY STORIES AS THERE ARE LISTENERS. EVERY LISTENER ADDS SOMETHING OF THEIR OWN EXPERIENCE TO IT SO THE STORY IS EVERDEVELOPING. MUSIC IS A PART OF MY LIFE AND, HAS ALWAYS BEEN SINCE I REMEMBER MYSELF, AND THE MOMENT WHEN I MADE MY FIRST SONG FELT AS A NATURAL PROGRESSION OF THAT.     WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN STORE FOR US NEXT? WORKING ON ANYTHING EXCITING TO COME?    I WROTE MUSIC FOR COMPUTER GAME “CYBERPUNK 2077”. I WILL ALSO HAVE MY CHARACTER IN THE GAME THAT IS GOING TO BE LAUNCHED IN DECEMBER 10TH. I WILL PLAY A LITTLE PRE-LAUNCH SET IN A FORM OF A STREAM WHERE THAT MUSIC FROM THE GAME WILL BE PREMIERED. I MAY ALSO DROP MY NEW SINGLE EARLY NEXT YEAR. THE SONG IS CALLED “SKYSCRAPERS” AND HOPEFULLY RELEASE MY  ALBUM.     I HAVE SEEN YOU WERE PERFORMING A LOT EVEN DURING COVID-19. HOW IS IT LIKE PERFORMING DURING THESE CRAZY TIMES?   I WOULDN’T SAY I PERFORMED A LOT. IN FACT I ONLY DID ONE WEEKEND OF SHOWS. IN GREECE AND ITALY IN AUGUST. I HAVE TO SAY I WAS SO HAPPY TO PERFORM FOR THE PEOPLE AGAIN. THE GREEK SHOW WAS A BIT UNUSUAL AS IT WAS A SOCIAL DISTANCED EVENT WITH GUESTS ALOCATED TO THEIR TABLES BUT THE ITALIAN SHOWS SEEMED ALMOST NORMAL JUST WITH A  REDUCED CAPACITY. I WAS LUCKY TO PLAY AS THAT TIME THE NUMBERS IN ITALY WERE VERY LOW AND MOST OF THE CLUBS WERE OPEN SINCE JUNE. IT WAS HARD TO ENTER EUROPE BECAUSE THE COUNTRY WHERE I SPENT THE ENTIRE QUARANTINE HAD ITS BORDERS CLOSED TILL AUGUST. TO BE TRAVELING AND PLAYING FOR REAL  PEOPLE AGAIN, SEEING MY FRIENDS AND SPENDING SOME TIME WITH THEM IN GREECE AND ITALY MADE IT SUCH A SPECIAL AND SO MUCH APPRECIATED EXPERIENCE. IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST HOLIDAYS I HAVE EVER HAD. I ALSO PLAYED IN ST.PETERSBURG AT A LOCAL 3 DAY FESTIVAL CALLED "PRESENT PERFECT" WHERE I HAD A STAGE FOR MY LABEL TRIP AND ALL RUSSIAN MEMBERS OF THE LABEL PERFORMED THERE. IT WAS AGAIN A VERY EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE AND FELT LIKE A FAMILY GATHERING.     DESCRIBE THE FEELING YOU FEEL WHEN PERFORMING IN FRONT OF A BIG AUDIENCE.   ITS AS EXCITING AS ITS SCARY. YOU ALMOST WANT OT RUN AWAY BUT ITS TOO LATE- YOU ARE ALREADY THERE AND YOU BETTER ROCK THE SH..T OUT OF IT :)     YOU ARE IN MY OPINION AND OPINION OF MANY OTHERS, THE QUEEN OF TECHNO. HOW IS IT LIKE WORKING IN MOSTLY MALE DOMINATED INDUSTRY, HAS THAT EVER BEEN A CHALLENGE FOR YOU?   IT’S A LOT EASIER FOR A WOMAN NOW. I REMEMBER ONE TIME WHERE I WAS LITERALLY THROWN OUT OF THE DJ BOOTH IN FRONT OF MY AUDIENCE. MALE COLLEAGUES HAVE CALLEM ME ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING IN THE PRESS. AND THAT WAS LIKED AND ACCEPTED BY MUSIC JOURNALISTS . LATER THE PERSON CONCEARNED WOULD BE BE PRAISED AND CALLED LEGEND FOR DOING SO. ALL OF THAT SUDDENLY CHANGED WITHT HE RISE OF ANTI-SEXISTS MOVEMENTS. ALTHOUGH I HAVE TO SAY THAT WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO. AND NOT ONLY IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.     HOW DO YOU COPE WITH TRAVELING ALL THE TIME (IN NORMAL TIMES) AND WHAT IS YOUR SECRET TO STAY IN GOOD MENTAL SHAPE?   JUST LOVE MY PROFESSION SO MUCH THAT I ACCEPT EVERYTHING THAT COMES TOGETHER WITH IT. AND YES IT DOESNT ALWAYS MEAN GOOD MENTAL SHAPE.      DID YOU DREAM OF BEING AN ARTISTS AND PERFORMER AS A CHILD, OR DID THAT JUST HAPPEN SPONTANEOUSLY?   WHEN I WAS A CHILD I DREAMT TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL DANCER. INSTEAD I BECAME A DENTIST BECAUSE IT FELT LIKE A MORE REALISTIC PLAN. FOR MY PARENTS:) I REMEMBER MY SINGING SINCE THE TIME I REMEMBER MYSELF. I USED TO TELL MY PARENTS THAT I WAS SICK NOT TO GO TO SCHOOL SO I COULD STAY HOME AND SING “IMMIGRANT SONG” BY LED ZEPPELIN.     WHAT TRACK DO YOU KEEP RE-LISTENING TO AT THE MOMENT AND WHY?   I KEEP RE-LISTENING TO THIS HUNDRED AND FIRST VERSION OF MY NEW SONG “SKYSCRAPERS” DECIDING IF THE NEWLY ADDED JUPITER PAD SOUNDS JUST FINE OR IS IT ACTUALLY TOO LOUD AND OVERSHADOWING THE VOCALS AND ALL OTHER SYNTHS IN THE BACKGROUND?     I WATCHED YOU LIVE ALSO AT THE VIRTUAL FESTIVAL AWAKENINGS EARLIER THIS SUMMER. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE EXPERIENCE FOR YOU OF PERFORMING VIRTUALLY?   IT HAS BEEN AN EXCITING EXPERIENCE. NEVERTHELESS I'VE LEARNT THAT I LOVE FACE-TO-FACE PERFORMING FOR MY BELOVED AUDIENCE MORE!     WHAT IS YOUR ADVISE FOR YOUNG GIRLS WHO ARE INSPIRED BY YOU AND WANT TO BECOME DJ’S AND ARTISTS AS WELL?   WATCH THE ARTIST YOU LOVE AND ADMIRE, THEN UNSEE WHAT YOU HAVE SEEN AND DO IT YOUR OWN WAY.     CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT YOUR LABEL TRIP. WHAT DO YOU HAVE PLANNED NEXT?   TRIP IS MY FAVORITE THING REALLY. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. EVERY SINGLE ARTIST AND EVERY SINGLE RECORD. I HAVE BEEN RUNNING IT SINCE 2014 AND SOME OF THE RELEASES INCLUDE MUSIC THAT ARE CONSIDERED TO BE CLASSICS TODAY. SO NEXT YEAR I WILL REPRESS MOST OF THE CATALOG FOR THE FIRST TIME. THE REPRESSES WILL NOT LOOK THE SAME TO KEEP THE ORIGINAL FIRST PRESS COPIES SPECIAL. THE NEW RELEASE IS COMING SOON AND IT WILL ACTUALLY BE A DUTCH ARTIST: DENIRO.   ON TOP OF THIS THE SECOND EDITION OF “HOT STEEL “ DIGITAL ONLY COMPILATION IS ABOUT TO BE OUT. I HAVE SELECTED MY FAVORITES FROM HUNDREDS OF TRACKS THAT PEOPLE SENT ME AND THOSE THAT I MANAGED TO LISTEN AND I LIKE A LOT. ITS NOT STRAIGHT IN YOUR FACE HITS RATHER COOL.   ELECTRONICA. YET THERE IS ONE TRACK IN THERE THAT MANY DUTCH PEOPLE MIGHT KNOW. ITS A TECHNO REMAKE OF A VERY FAMOUS HIP HOP SONG ‘WATSGEBURT” MADE BY DUTCH TECHNO ARTIST DISSOLVER.     A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME YOU RE WORKING ON A NEW ALBUM WHERE YOU WILL BE USING YOUR VOICE AND SOME POP AMONG OTHER THINGS. CAN YOU TELL OUR READERS MORE ABOUT IT, IT SOUNDS VERY EXCITING.   AS I SAID BEFORE I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON NEW MUSIC SINCE A WHILE NOW. I RECORDED QUIET A LOT AND ITS MOSTLY SONGS. UNLIKE MY FIRST ALBUM WHICH WAS RECORDED IN RELATIVELY SHORT TIME AND WAS VERY INTUITIVE AND MINIMALIST IN TERMS OF PRODUCTION. THIS TIME ON TOP OF COMPOSING AND PRODUCTION ITSELF I HAVE BEEN DEDICATING MUCH MORE TIME TO ARRANGEMENT SIDE, EXPLORING HARMONICAL SIDE MORE AND PAYING A LOT OF ATTENTION TO MY PERFORMANCE AS A VOCALIST. LIKE WITH THE FIRST ALBUM I AM STILL ONE- WOMAN ORCHESTRA, DOING EVERYTHING ON MY OWN -FROM COMPOSING, ARRANGING, PRODUCING  TO SINGING AND SONG -WRITING.      EDITORIAL TEAM CREDITS: TALENT: NINA KRAVIZ PHOTOGRAPHER: BYRON SPENCER & ELINE HOYOIS STYLIST: DIONE OCCHIPINTI CASTING / EIC: TIMOTEJ LETONJA HAIR AND MAKE-UP: JONATHAN SANCHEZ AT KASTEEL MANAGEMENT USING MAC Cosmetics and Bumble & Bumble LOCATION: HOXTON HOTEL PARIS STYLING ASSISTANTS: SARA ROSITA & FLAVIA RAUEN SPECIAL THANKS TO ALBA MELENDO & PASCAL LOPERENA We had a delight interviewing one of our favorite artists Nina Kraviz for our new issue "Dream" as well as working with her on a cover story that is now available on Boutiquemags.com and in stores.         HOW DOES YOUR RESEARCH PROCESS WORK WHEN PREPPING A NEW SET TO PLAY AT A GIG OR A FESTIVAL? DO YOU LIKE TO INCLUDE A LOT OF NEW UNKNOWN TALENTS AS WELL AND THEIR MUSIC, IF SO WHERE DO YOU FIND THEIR TRACKS?   I LOVE PLAYING UNRELEASED MUSIC AND HAVING A LABEL HELPS WITH THAT A LOT. I LOVE CREATING UNIQUE SONICSCAPE RELATED TO A CERTAIN MOMENT OF TIME AND THE IDEA THAT FEW PEOPLE HAVE HEARD IT BEFORE MAKES THIS PROCESS VERY EXCITING. NEVERTHELESS THERE ARE A FEW MORE ESSENTIAL THINGS FOR A DJ OUT THERE. THE CONTEXT IN WHICH YOU PUT CERTAIN MUSIC, THE ATMOSPHERE YOU CREATE WITH IT AND THE INTENSION YOU PUT BEHIND IT. IN THAT SENSE IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YEAR THE MUSIC WAS RELEASED OR IF IT HASN’T BEEN RELEASED YET. SOMETIMES I'D SNEAK SOMETHING COMPLETELY UNRELATED IN MY DJ SET TO SEE HOW DIFFERENT GENRES WORK IN A NEW CONTEXT. ITS NOT ALWAYS WORKING BUT WHEN IT DOES - UHHH! THAT FEELS SO GOOD! ITS ADDICTIVE! FOLLOWING THAT IDEA EVEN THE MOST CHEESY TRACK PUT IN THE RIGHT CONTEXT CAN SOUND COOL AND THE MOST AMAZING TRACK CAN SOUND QUITE FLAT. I ALSO HAVE A VERY GOOD EVER EMERGING COLLECTION OF VINYL WHICH IS A GOOD SOURCE OF INSPIRATION IN FINDING A “THEME” FOR A SET. BUT LITTERALLY EVERYTHING CAN BE A THEME FOR A SET. EVEN A FAMOUS POP SONG THAT YOU HEARD ON A RADIO.     HOW DO YOU THINK COVID-19 WILL AFFECT THE MUSIC INDUSTRY BOTH LONG-TERM AND SHORT-TERM? HOW DO YOU SEE THE IMPACT OF CORONA CRISIS ON THE GENERAL PERCEPTION OF MUSIC?   THE MUSIC INDUSTRY WILL DEFINITELY CHANGE. TO THE BETTER OR TO THE WORST -WE'LL SEE.     HOW DID YOU SPEND YOUR QUARANTINE TIME AND WERE YOU STILL ABLE TO CREATE WHILE BEING QUARANTINED?   IN THE BEGINNING I FELT CONFUSED. THE WHOLE SITUATION REMINDED ME OF A FEW DYSTOPIAN NOVELS I USED TO READ. BUT JUST OF A SUDDEN THE WEIRDNESS BECAME A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION. I FINISHED A COUPLE OF REMIXES, ESTABLISHED “HOT STEEL”-NEW PROJECT ON MY LABEL WHERE I PLAY AND RELEASE MUSIC FROM MOSTLY UNKNOWN ARTISTS, AND STARTED WORKING ON MY ALBUM. SUDDENLY I FOUND MYSELF APPRECIATING THE TIME THAT I WAS GIVEN AS A CHANCE TO DO CREATIVE THINGS. I WORKED ON MUSIC ALMOST EVERY DAY WRITING NEW SONGS AND PRODUCING NEW BEATS. I STARTED TAKING VOCAL AND PIANO CLASSES.     TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT IS NOT ON YOUR RESUME.   I HAVE BEEN CRAZY ABOUT BULLTERRIERS LATELY.     WHAT DO YOU WANT TO TELL WITH YOUR MUSIC, AND WHAT THEMES ARE YOU EXPLORING WITH YOUR MUSIC?   MUSIC IS MY FAVORITE MEDIUM TO TRANSLATE FEELINGS. WHEN I COMPOSE SONGS THE CHOICE OF MELODIES AND WORDS IS ALMOST UNCONSCIOUS. SOMETIMES IT TAKES TIME FOR MYSELF TO FIND OUT WHAT WAS THAT I WAS SCREAMING IN THE MICROPHONE LAST NIGHT. WHEN IT COMES TO MIXING RECORDS AS A DJ ITS ALSO THE WAY YOU THINK THAT IS SUDDENLY AVAILABLE FOR EVERYONE TO WITNESS. YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE RHYTHM AND SONIC TEXTURES, YOUR CHOICE OF SONGS AND THE WAY YOU MIX IT TOGETHER CAN TELL A LOT ABOUT THAT.     WHAT IS YOUR STORY AND HOW DOES IT REFLECT IN YOUR WORK? WHAT DOES MUSIC MEAN TO YOU AND WHAT MADE YOU START MAKING MUSIC IN THE FIRST PLACE?   I THINK THE LISTENER CAN ANSWER THIS QUESTION BETTER AS THERE ARE AS MANY STORIES AS THERE ARE LISTENERS. EVERY LISTENER ADDS SOMETHING OF THEIR OWN EXPERIENCE TO IT SO THE STORY IS EVERDEVELOPING. MUSIC IS A PART OF MY LIFE AND, HAS ALWAYS BEEN SINCE I REMEMBER MYSELF, AND THE MOMENT WHEN I MADE MY FIRST SONG FELT AS A NATURAL PROGRESSION OF THAT.     WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN STORE FOR US NEXT? WORKING ON ANYTHING EXCITING TO COME?    I WROTE MUSIC FOR COMPUTER GAME “CYBERPUNK 2077”. I WILL ALSO HAVE MY CHARACTER IN THE GAME THAT IS GOING TO BE LAUNCHED IN DECEMBER 10TH. I WILL PLAY A LITTLE PRE-LAUNCH SET IN A FORM OF A STREAM WHERE THAT MUSIC FROM THE GAME WILL BE PREMIERED. I MAY ALSO DROP MY NEW SINGLE EARLY NEXT YEAR. THE SONG IS CALLED “SKYSCRAPERS” AND HOPEFULLY RELEASE MY  ALBUM.     I HAVE SEEN YOU WERE PERFORMING A LOT EVEN DURING COVID-19. HOW IS IT LIKE PERFORMING DURING THESE CRAZY TIMES?   I WOULDN’T SAY I PERFORMED A LOT. IN FACT I ONLY DID ONE WEEKEND OF SHOWS. IN GREECE AND ITALY IN AUGUST. I HAVE TO SAY I WAS SO HAPPY TO PERFORM FOR THE PEOPLE AGAIN. THE GREEK SHOW WAS A BIT UNUSUAL AS IT WAS A SOCIAL DISTANCED EVENT WITH GUESTS ALOCATED TO THEIR TABLES BUT THE ITALIAN SHOWS SEEMED ALMOST NORMAL JUST WITH A  REDUCED CAPACITY. I WAS LUCKY TO PLAY AS THAT TIME THE NUMBERS IN ITALY WERE VERY LOW AND MOST OF THE CLUBS WERE OPEN SINCE JUNE. IT WAS HARD TO ENTER EUROPE BECAUSE THE COUNTRY WHERE I SPENT THE ENTIRE QUARANTINE HAD ITS BORDERS CLOSED TILL AUGUST. TO BE TRAVELING AND PLAYING FOR REAL  PEOPLE AGAIN, SEEING MY FRIENDS AND SPENDING SOME TIME WITH THEM IN GREECE AND ITALY MADE IT SUCH A SPECIAL AND SO MUCH APPRECIATED EXPERIENCE. IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST HOLIDAYS I HAVE EVER HAD. I ALSO PLAYED IN ST.PETERSBURG AT A LOCAL 3 DAY FESTIVAL CALLED "PRESENT PERFECT" WHERE I HAD A STAGE FOR MY LABEL TRIP AND ALL RUSSIAN MEMBERS OF THE LABEL PERFORMED THERE. IT WAS AGAIN A VERY EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE AND FELT LIKE A FAMILY GATHERING.     DESCRIBE THE FEELING YOU FEEL WHEN PERFORMING IN FRONT OF A BIG AUDIENCE.   ITS AS EXCITING AS ITS SCARY. YOU ALMOST WANT OT RUN AWAY BUT ITS TOO LATE- YOU ARE ALREADY THERE AND YOU BETTER ROCK THE SH..T OUT OF IT :)     YOU ARE IN MY OPINION AND OPINION OF MANY OTHERS, THE QUEEN OF TECHNO. HOW IS IT LIKE WORKING IN MOSTLY MALE DOMINATED INDUSTRY, HAS THAT EVER BEEN A CHALLENGE FOR YOU?   IT’S A LOT EASIER FOR A WOMAN NOW. I REMEMBER ONE TIME WHERE I WAS LITERALLY THROWN OUT OF THE DJ BOOTH IN FRONT OF MY AUDIENCE. MALE COLLEAGUES HAVE CALLEM ME ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING IN THE PRESS. AND THAT WAS LIKED AND ACCEPTED BY MUSIC JOURNALISTS . LATER THE PERSON CONCEARNED WOULD BE BE PRAISED AND CALLED LEGEND FOR DOING SO. ALL OF THAT SUDDENLY CHANGED WITHT HE RISE OF ANTI-SEXISTS MOVEMENTS. ALTHOUGH I HAVE TO SAY THAT WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO. AND NOT ONLY IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.     HOW DO YOU COPE WITH TRAVELING ALL THE TIME (IN NORMAL TIMES) AND WHAT IS YOUR SECRET TO STAY IN GOOD MENTAL SHAPE?   JUST LOVE MY PROFESSION SO MUCH THAT I ACCEPT EVERYTHING THAT COMES TOGETHER WITH IT. AND YES IT DOESNT ALWAYS MEAN GOOD MENTAL SHAPE.      DID YOU DREAM OF BEING AN ARTISTS AND PERFORMER AS A CHILD, OR DID THAT JUST HAPPEN SPONTANEOUSLY?   WHEN I WAS A CHILD I DREAMT TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL DANCER. INSTEAD I BECAME A DENTIST BECAUSE IT FELT LIKE A MORE REALISTIC PLAN. FOR MY PARENTS:) I REMEMBER MY SINGING SINCE THE TIME I REMEMBER MYSELF. I USED TO TELL MY PARENTS THAT I WAS SICK NOT TO GO TO SCHOOL SO I COULD STAY HOME AND SING “IMMIGRANT SONG” BY LED ZEPPELIN.     WHAT TRACK DO YOU KEEP RE-LISTENING TO AT THE MOMENT AND WHY?   I KEEP RE-LISTENING TO THIS HUNDRED AND FIRST VERSION OF MY NEW SONG “SKYSCRAPERS” DECIDING IF THE NEWLY ADDED JUPITER PAD SOUNDS JUST FINE OR IS IT ACTUALLY TOO LOUD AND OVERSHADOWING THE VOCALS AND ALL OTHER SYNTHS IN THE BACKGROUND?     I WATCHED YOU LIVE ALSO AT THE VIRTUAL FESTIVAL AWAKENINGS EARLIER THIS SUMMER. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE EXPERIENCE FOR YOU OF PERFORMING VIRTUALLY?   IT HAS BEEN AN EXCITING EXPERIENCE. NEVERTHELESS I'VE LEARNT THAT I LOVE FACE-TO-FACE PERFORMING FOR MY BELOVED AUDIENCE MORE!     WHAT IS YOUR ADVISE FOR YOUNG GIRLS WHO ARE INSPIRED BY YOU AND WANT TO BECOME DJ’S AND ARTISTS AS WELL?   WATCH THE ARTIST YOU LOVE AND ADMIRE, THEN UNSEE WHAT YOU HAVE SEEN AND DO IT YOUR OWN WAY.     CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT YOUR LABEL TRIP. WHAT DO YOU HAVE PLANNED NEXT?   TRIP IS MY FAVORITE THING REALLY. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. EVERY SINGLE ARTIST AND EVERY SINGLE RECORD. I HAVE BEEN RUNNING IT SINCE 2014 AND SOME OF THE RELEASES INCLUDE MUSIC THAT ARE CONSIDERED TO BE CLASSICS TODAY. SO NEXT YEAR I WILL REPRESS MOST OF THE CATALOG FOR THE FIRST TIME. THE REPRESSES WILL NOT LOOK THE SAME TO KEEP THE ORIGINAL FIRST PRESS COPIES SPECIAL. THE NEW RELEASE IS COMING SOON AND IT WILL ACTUALLY BE A DUTCH ARTIST: DENIRO.   ON TOP OF THIS THE SECOND EDITION OF “HOT STEEL “ DIGITAL ONLY COMPILATION IS ABOUT TO BE OUT. I HAVE SELECTED MY FAVORITES FROM HUNDREDS OF TRACKS THAT PEOPLE SENT ME AND THOSE THAT I MANAGED TO LISTEN AND I LIKE A LOT. ITS NOT STRAIGHT IN YOUR FACE HITS RATHER COOL.   ELECTRONICA. YET THERE IS ONE TRACK IN THERE THAT MANY DUTCH PEOPLE MIGHT KNOW. ITS A TECHNO REMAKE OF A VERY FAMOUS HIP HOP SONG ‘WATSGEBURT” MADE BY DUTCH TECHNO ARTIST DISSOLVER.     A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME YOU RE WORKING ON A NEW ALBUM WHERE YOU WILL BE USING YOUR VOICE AND SOME POP AMONG OTHER THINGS. CAN YOU TELL OUR READERS MORE ABOUT IT, IT SOUNDS VERY EXCITING.   AS I SAID BEFORE I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON NEW MUSIC SINCE A WHILE NOW. I RECORDED QUIET A LOT AND ITS MOSTLY SONGS. UNLIKE MY FIRST ALBUM WHICH WAS RECORDED IN RELATIVELY SHORT TIME AND WAS VERY INTUITIVE AND MINIMALIST IN TERMS OF PRODUCTION. THIS TIME ON TOP OF COMPOSING AND PRODUCTION ITSELF I HAVE BEEN DEDICATING MUCH MORE TIME TO ARRANGEMENT SIDE, EXPLORING HARMONICAL SIDE MORE AND PAYING A LOT OF ATTENTION TO MY PERFORMANCE AS A VOCALIST. LIKE WITH THE FIRST ALBUM I AM STILL ONE- WOMAN ORCHESTRA, DOING EVERYTHING ON MY OWN -FROM COMPOSING, ARRANGING, PRODUCING  TO SINGING AND SONG -WRITING.      EDITORIAL TEAM CREDITS: TALENT: NINA KRAVIZ PHOTOGRAPHER: BYRON SPENCER & ELINE HOYOIS STYLIST: DIONE OCCHIPINTI CASTING / EIC: TIMOTEJ LETONJA HAIR AND MAKE-UP: JONATHAN SANCHEZ AT KASTEEL MANAGEMENT USING MAC Cosmetics and Bumble & Bumble LOCATION: HOXTON HOTEL PARIS STYLING ASSISTANTS: SARA ROSITA & FLAVIA RAUEN SPECIAL THANKS TO ALBA MELENDO & PASCAL LOPERENA

GCDS FW20/21 SHOT BY PIERRE ANGE CARLOTTI
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GCDS FW20/21 SHOT BY PIERRE ANGE CARLOTTI

Fashion GCDS reveals its new Fall / Winter 20 / 21 campaign shot by French photog- rapher Pierre Ange Carlotti. GCDS has always represent at its best the young generation of this era with an exciting print and panoramic mindfulness. Shot in Nice, France, this campaign was conceived with a different mind set than usu- al, given it was post the Italian lockdown, what Giuliano imagined and wanted this campaign to broadcast was fun, free and playful elegance. Maintaining its classic nature , which is streetwear , with the use of colored silks and precious stones pulling the strings of a new modern luxury .     Pierre Ange Carlotti shot maintaining his foxiness and balanced it with our irony. The campaign brought together an impeccable casting and portraying GCDS by all means. Beginning with English rapper Bakarr , who wore the cloth- ing beautifully by dripping in pearls and latex gloves. It was close to Giuliano Calza’s heart to shoot along the other models, poet and activist Kai Isaiah Jamal not only for their rare beauty, but sharing same beliefs and ideologies. At last supermodel Stella Lucia represented the beauty and the lightheartedness GCDS wanted to portray with the this campaign.     According to Giuliano, “It’s essential to own what makes us unique, because nobody else shares your same recipe of ingredients, and this GCDS’s drive .”     Credits: Photographer: Pierre-Ange Carlotti Models: Bakar Kai, Isaiah Jamal, Stella Lucia Stylist: Helena Tejedor Hair stylist: Ramona Eschbach Makeup artist: Patrick Glatthaar GCDS reveals its new Fall / Winter 20 / 21 campaign shot by French photog- rapher Pierre Ange Carlotti. GCDS has always represent at its best the young generation of this era with an exciting print and panoramic mindfulness. Shot in Nice, France, this campaign was conceived with a different mind set than usu- al, given it was post the Italian lockdown, what Giuliano imagined and wanted this campaign to broadcast was fun, free and playful elegance. Maintaining its classic nature , which is streetwear , with the use of colored silks and precious stones pulling the strings of a new modern luxury .     Pierre Ange Carlotti shot maintaining his foxiness and balanced it with our irony. The campaign brought together an impeccable casting and portraying GCDS by all means. Beginning with English rapper Bakarr , who wore the cloth- ing beautifully by dripping in pearls and latex gloves. It was close to Giuliano Calza’s heart to shoot along the other models, poet and activist Kai Isaiah Jamal not only for their rare beauty, but sharing same beliefs and ideologies. At last supermodel Stella Lucia represented the beauty and the lightheartedness GCDS wanted to portray with the this campaign.     According to Giuliano, “It’s essential to own what makes us unique, because nobody else shares your same recipe of ingredients, and this GCDS’s drive .”     Credits: Photographer: Pierre-Ange Carlotti Models: Bakar Kai, Isaiah Jamal, Stella Lucia Stylist: Helena Tejedor Hair stylist: Ramona Eschbach Makeup artist: Patrick Glatthaar

Exclusive editorial in collaboration with LARDINI
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Exclusive editorial in collaboration with LARDINI

Fashion Exclusive editorial collaboration with LARDINI, captured in Croatia by Filip Koludrovic.     Team credits: photography: FILIP KOLUDROVIC editor: TIMOTEJ LETONJA models: TESA PAVIC & EUGEN RENKO   You can explore the new collection of Lardini here: https://www.lardini.com/it_it/?gclid=CjwKCAiA8Jf-BRB-EiwAWDtEGtBoYWY2atnJTg3eS3jK0VgBc6uHbuy4ea5ojzr_6lDlA8-x31w4phoCnsIQAvD_BwE Exclusive editorial collaboration with LARDINI, captured in Croatia by Filip Koludrovic.     Team credits: photography: FILIP KOLUDROVIC editor: TIMOTEJ LETONJA models: TESA PAVIC & EUGEN RENKO   You can explore the new collection of Lardini here: https://www.lardini.com/it_it/?gclid=CjwKCAiA8Jf-BRB-EiwAWDtEGtBoYWY2atnJTg3eS3jK0VgBc6uHbuy4ea5ojzr_6lDlA8-x31w4phoCnsIQAvD_BwE

GIVENCHY DEBUTS "TEASER" CAPSULE COLLECTION BY MATTHEW M. WILLIAMS
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GIVENCHY DEBUTS "TEASER" CAPSULE COLLECTION BY MATTHEW M. WILLIAMS

Fashion Givenchy is pleased to unveil a “Teaser” capsule of clothes and accessories from Creative Director Matthew M. Williams’ first collection for the House.     An edited selection from the Spring-Summer 2021 ready-to-wear collection features playful, slightly subversive and effortlessly elegant looks for both women and men. Directional pieces accentuate new tailoring for women as embodied by a long, fitted blazer with a draped collar and slim, high-rise trousers with fusing at the ankles. Denims are embellished with audacious, intricate treatments that give them unique crackled or lustrous finishes. A soft, denim-like jacquard with a textured weave reprises the House’s iconic 4G emblem. Statement outerwear includes a lightweight, tailored three- quarter length coat in croc-print calfskin bonded with nappa, and voluminous urban windbreakers also in croc-print leather or in black ottoman.     Key pieces for men include a single-breasted jacket with an overlay collar and the 4G emblem discreetly embroidered on the lining. Classic-fit trousers nod to the iconic Antigona bags with original yet discreet metallic details, as do boxy shirts with zip and snap closures. An oversized parka in technical ottoman emphasizes Givenchy’s of-the-moment urban spirit, with design elements that make it both functional and elegant. Hoodies and sweatshirts, too, are embellished with newly restyled Givenchy emblems.     A love of hardware being central to his fashion aesthetic, Matthew M. Williams created a series of tech- forward prints for T-shirts with a 3D chain-embossed detail at the neck or trompe l’oeil renderings of locks and eyelets clenched over spliced “GIVENCHY” lettering.     This season’s essential bags likewise feature distinctive hardware that was specially developed by Matthew M. Williams for Givenchy. The new Antigona in black box leather now has dual Givenchy signatures, longer handles and a 4G padlock. Additional styles include two cross-body bags, the unisex Vertical mini with chain and the Antigona U for men.     Footwear includes the Lock ankle boot, the Marshmallow wedge slide for women and flat sandal for men, and the GIV 1 high-performance men’s sneaker with a lightweight, transparent sole, in black or white.     The statement-making flat cap with horns and a black leather belt with a G-chain buckle round out this premiere.     The “Teaser” capsule collection will premiere exclusively in seven Givenchy stores in Europe, Asia and the US, as well as on givenchy.com in selected countries from December 1st to 22nd, 2020. It will be followed by the first official drop by Matthew M Williams, for Summer 2021, which will bow acrossGivenchy’s worldwide retail network on February 26th, 2021. Givenchy is pleased to unveil a “Teaser” capsule of clothes and accessories from Creative Director Matthew M. Williams’ first collection for the House.     An edited selection from the Spring-Summer 2021 ready-to-wear collection features playful, slightly subversive and effortlessly elegant looks for both women and men. Directional pieces accentuate new tailoring for women as embodied by a long, fitted blazer with a draped collar and slim, high-rise trousers with fusing at the ankles. Denims are embellished with audacious, intricate treatments that give them unique crackled or lustrous finishes. A soft, denim-like jacquard with a textured weave reprises the House’s iconic 4G emblem. Statement outerwear includes a lightweight, tailored three- quarter length coat in croc-print calfskin bonded with nappa, and voluminous urban windbreakers also in croc-print leather or in black ottoman.     Key pieces for men include a single-breasted jacket with an overlay collar and the 4G emblem discreetly embroidered on the lining. Classic-fit trousers nod to the iconic Antigona bags with original yet discreet metallic details, as do boxy shirts with zip and snap closures. An oversized parka in technical ottoman emphasizes Givenchy’s of-the-moment urban spirit, with design elements that make it both functional and elegant. Hoodies and sweatshirts, too, are embellished with newly restyled Givenchy emblems.     A love of hardware being central to his fashion aesthetic, Matthew M. Williams created a series of tech- forward prints for T-shirts with a 3D chain-embossed detail at the neck or trompe l’oeil renderings of locks and eyelets clenched over spliced “GIVENCHY” lettering.     This season’s essential bags likewise feature distinctive hardware that was specially developed by Matthew M. Williams for Givenchy. The new Antigona in black box leather now has dual Givenchy signatures, longer handles and a 4G padlock. Additional styles include two cross-body bags, the unisex Vertical mini with chain and the Antigona U for men.     Footwear includes the Lock ankle boot, the Marshmallow wedge slide for women and flat sandal for men, and the GIV 1 high-performance men’s sneaker with a lightweight, transparent sole, in black or white.     The statement-making flat cap with horns and a black leather belt with a G-chain buckle round out this premiere.     The “Teaser” capsule collection will premiere exclusively in seven Givenchy stores in Europe, Asia and the US, as well as on givenchy.com in selected countries from December 1st to 22nd, 2020. It will be followed by the first official drop by Matthew M Williams, for Summer 2021, which will bow acrossGivenchy’s worldwide retail network on February 26th, 2021.

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