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Moose Knuckles Introduces FW21 Collection Release: PRISM
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Moose Knuckles Introduces FW21 Collection Release: PRISM

Fashion Moose Knuckles FW21 collection, PRISM, marks the emergence of a limitless horizon with endless possibilities bringing together luxury, performance, and style to keep you warm, dry, and wild.     Taking the purity and serenity of the Canadian tundra anchored in our foundational roots and the brand’s dedication to making the world’s warmest parkas, Moose Knuckles is in its optimal position for elevation and evolution delivering a collection representative of polished utility with edge.  For direction, Moose Knuckles focused on their Iconic Collection, the pillar of the brand for a guiding light. From there, light was directed through a prism of creativity to produce a full spectrum of new ideas, expressions, and territories.     For FW21, the four outerwear collections include:   Collection Blue:   Dedicated to maintaining a blue-sky attitude despite dropping temps and grey skies fall might bring with it, this collection focuses on freedom and mobility acting as an “all-weather” expansion of SS21. Key looks include: Feather Lite- Using an Ultra-Light Micro ripstop for the outer shell and lining with a high fill power of down which takes these styles to the next level of Weightless Outerwear. Rainwear– Engineered for fashion, function, and utility, with heat sealed seams to keep the wearer dry and warm.      Collection White   Returning to the brand’s Canadian Tundra roots, Moose Knuckles looks at a utilitarian past to inform an equally functional yet more aesthetically pleasing present. Check patterns, wool, shearlings, and leatherset the standard for city-oriented functionality. Key looks include: Wool – Sophisticated urban styles bringing polished utility with edge offering wearers unlimited opportunities for protection and expression. Leather + Shearling –The Moose Moto Jacket, introduced here in a classic style and playful iterations offers the perfect mix of fit and function.      Collection Red   Using the brand’s trademark premium down, 4-layer construction, and durable hardware alongside Nyluxe–a beautiful new fabric with a luxurious hand and radiant sheen that doesn't sacrifice durability or function. Key looks include: Nyluxe- A performance knit in a nylon blend ensures outdoor performance stays true to itself as being modern, polished, and offering a sense of utility with edge. Designed with stretch as a key technical feature, these pieces offer both ultimate protection and ultimate liberation. Power Puff – Re-fitted, re-energized, revamped, and lighter offering perfected silhouettes with updated trims, prints and details.     Collection Gold   Key styles seen throughout the collection are elevated here through the lens of Moose Knuckles’ iconic Gold series including refined fits, non-fur options, velvet/velour and patch detailing, and shearling trims.   Credits: Photo: Hugo Comte Styling: Alex Harrington Moose Knuckles FW21 collection, PRISM, marks the emergence of a limitless horizon with endless possibilities bringing together luxury, performance, and style to keep you warm, dry, and wild.     Taking the purity and serenity of the Canadian tundra anchored in our foundational roots and the brand’s dedication to making the world’s warmest parkas, Moose Knuckles is in its optimal position for elevation and evolution delivering a collection representative of polished utility with edge.  For direction, Moose Knuckles focused on their Iconic Collection, the pillar of the brand for a guiding light. From there, light was directed through a prism of creativity to produce a full spectrum of new ideas, expressions, and territories.     For FW21, the four outerwear collections include:   Collection Blue:   Dedicated to maintaining a blue-sky attitude despite dropping temps and grey skies fall might bring with it, this collection focuses on freedom and mobility acting as an “all-weather” expansion of SS21. Key looks include: Feather Lite- Using an Ultra-Light Micro ripstop for the outer shell and lining with a high fill power of down which takes these styles to the next level of Weightless Outerwear. Rainwear– Engineered for fashion, function, and utility, with heat sealed seams to keep the wearer dry and warm.      Collection White   Returning to the brand’s Canadian Tundra roots, Moose Knuckles looks at a utilitarian past to inform an equally functional yet more aesthetically pleasing present. Check patterns, wool, shearlings, and leatherset the standard for city-oriented functionality. Key looks include: Wool – Sophisticated urban styles bringing polished utility with edge offering wearers unlimited opportunities for protection and expression. Leather + Shearling –The Moose Moto Jacket, introduced here in a classic style and playful iterations offers the perfect mix of fit and function.      Collection Red   Using the brand’s trademark premium down, 4-layer construction, and durable hardware alongside Nyluxe–a beautiful new fabric with a luxurious hand and radiant sheen that doesn't sacrifice durability or function. Key looks include: Nyluxe- A performance knit in a nylon blend ensures outdoor performance stays true to itself as being modern, polished, and offering a sense of utility with edge. Designed with stretch as a key technical feature, these pieces offer both ultimate protection and ultimate liberation. Power Puff – Re-fitted, re-energized, revamped, and lighter offering perfected silhouettes with updated trims, prints and details.     Collection Gold   Key styles seen throughout the collection are elevated here through the lens of Moose Knuckles’ iconic Gold series including refined fits, non-fur options, velvet/velour and patch detailing, and shearling trims.   Credits: Photo: Hugo Comte Styling: Alex Harrington

Boo Johnson captured by Ricardo Gomes
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Boo Johnson captured by Ricardo Gomes

Men We are excited to share our next digital cover star Boo Johnson     TEAM CREDITS: Talent: Boo Johnson @imgmodels  Photographer: @ricardogomesinst  Stylist: @saint_____rita  Editor: @timiletonja  Special thanks to @nettafrankel We are excited to share our next digital cover star Boo Johnson     TEAM CREDITS: Talent: Boo Johnson @imgmodels  Photographer: @ricardogomesinst  Stylist: @saint_____rita  Editor: @timiletonja  Special thanks to @nettafrankel

LOUIS VUITTON PRESENTS THE NEW SUMMER 2021 CAMPAIGN BY STEVEN MEISEL
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LOUIS VUITTON PRESENTS THE NEW SUMMER 2021 CAMPAIGN BY STEVEN MEISEL

Fashion A splash of colour, a wave of iridescent light, a breath of fresh air, the joy of sunrays caressing one’s skin. From bright to pastel, a portfolio of Malibu sunrise yellows make up the Sunbathing collection, while Riviera blues embody the Morning Swim pieces.     A place in the sun. Beachwear prints, gradient Monogram, Damier motifs - Louis Vuitton icons play with colour. Going from day to night, sorbets to cocktails, the collection draws inspiration from fizzy red and parasol stripes, features raffia and embossed leather.     Silk twill pyjamas, bobs, bag charms, small leather goods, a beach towel and sarong, sandals and sneakers – a burst of colour under the summer sun. Available in all Louis Vuitton stores from March 19th.     A sporty parka in gradient nylon, the brilliance of a sequined dress, a Capucines, NéoNoé and the multi- pocketed Papillon - twists on House classics brush the skin and awaken desires. Shine, dance, dream of an endless summer, feeling relaxed, fresh in carefree attire for summer 2021. A splash of colour, a wave of iridescent light, a breath of fresh air, the joy of sunrays caressing one’s skin. From bright to pastel, a portfolio of Malibu sunrise yellows make up the Sunbathing collection, while Riviera blues embody the Morning Swim pieces.     A place in the sun. Beachwear prints, gradient Monogram, Damier motifs - Louis Vuitton icons play with colour. Going from day to night, sorbets to cocktails, the collection draws inspiration from fizzy red and parasol stripes, features raffia and embossed leather.     Silk twill pyjamas, bobs, bag charms, small leather goods, a beach towel and sarong, sandals and sneakers – a burst of colour under the summer sun. Available in all Louis Vuitton stores from March 19th.     A sporty parka in gradient nylon, the brilliance of a sequined dress, a Capucines, NéoNoé and the multi- pocketed Papillon - twists on House classics brush the skin and awaken desires. Shine, dance, dream of an endless summer, feeling relaxed, fresh in carefree attire for summer 2021.

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In conversation with Sergiño Dest
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In conversation with Sergiño Dest

Men Barcelona FC player Sergiño Dest reveals new Nike Spring’21 underwear campaign, showcasing that it’s the perfect first move to help define your day ahead.   The Nike Underwear collection for Spring’21 has been designed to keep you comfortable, confident and ready for wherever the day takes you. The new men’s collection uses innovative Nike Dri-FIT technology, to provide maximum comfort for all for aspects of your day, whether that’s relaxing at home or training for the next big game.    Nike Underwear uses athlete insights at the forefront of its design, along with Nike innovation to provide superior comfort at all times. Speaking of his involvement in the new Nike Underwear campaign, Sergiño Dest said; “I’m super grateful to be a part of the new Nike Underwear campaign this season, taking my career both on and off the field to the next level.”    The collection includes the Nike Essential Micro, made from smooth, stretch microfiber for ease of movement, perfect for everyday wear.    Nike Underwear RRP starts from €20.00 Stockist - https://www.footlocker.nl/nl/search?query=nike%20underwear We had a great time speaking to him about the campaign.   Congratulations on becoming the face of Nike’s new underwear. It must be quite exciting, especially following in the footsteps of Marcus Rashford.   It is nice. I think you have to take advantage of the things you can do with your career. So for me I know that on the field I can do a lot of things. But also, off the field, I can do a lot of special things too. This is my first campaign with Nike Underwear and it was a good opportunity for me to get this one done.     Talk us through the Nike Underwear photoshoot. How was that for you?   It was really good. At first, they talked me through a video of how they wanted it to be and I really liked it. They came out to Barcelona and we managed to shoot the campaign in around three or four hours. I think it went really well and so, for me, it was a nice start to doing something new.      Your first footballing move was to Ajax, aged 11. Tell us a bit more about that and how exciting it was for you.   I lived about 20km away from Ajax. It was really nice when they wanted me. I was at school and around the age of 10 or something. I just remember my mother telling me the news. She told me I could go to Ajax. But when I had my first trial in the first year, they didn’t pick me. After that year, I got one more trial. That went well and they did pick me. So from the age of 11 until last year I played there. It was such a good experience at Ajax. It will always be a part of my heart because I played there for such a long time, for half of my life so far. And I’m thankful for that. I’m still looking out for their results. They’re doing great right now. They are first in the league and they just beat Lille twice in the Europa League. They’re doing good.      Moving to Barcelona last year was your first big transfer move in your football career. To leave Ajax, where you had spent your entire career before now, must have been a massive decision to make - especially, during the Lockdown era.    Yes. It was not easy, of course. I miss Holland sometimes. But Barcelona is also a great city. So, I feel good over here. There are still a lot of things for me to see here in Barcelona, of course, because of the whole Covid situation. But even then I still really like it here. I’ve heard from people that once this whole situation is over, or begins to return to normal again, then Barcelona is a completely different city. So, for me right now, I’m just focusing on training. Then maybe for the rest of the day, I may go to the supermarket or go to eat something. So, it hasn’t been too difficult to adjust here in Barcelona because it is just part of the same lifestyle.     This Nike Underwear campaign is about ‘Your First Move’. So, what is Your First Move to kickstart the day - and how does the rest of it typically go down?   Well, I just wake up and get out of bed! On my average day, I’ll get up. Then, I brush my teeth, have a shower and go to the Club (FC Barcelona). I eat my breakfast at the Club and then do some preparation before the training. Then, I’ll train and after that it is lunch. You can take the food back to your house. Sometimes I’ll do that but most times I will eat there. After that, basically I have the whole day off. And that feels good! We have a lot of games and mentally, as well as physically, you do need to have a rest because nobody can focus 24/7. That’s really hard. So when we are done with training, for the rest of the day I like to be able to chill in my house, watching movies. But I also have to do a lot of things too. Sometimes I cook by myself, plus I have to do the washing and everything else. So it’s not always chilled. But I always have a little bit of time for myself during the day to do what I want to do, like watching a movie or playing on the PlayStation for a bit. And that is basically my day.      That 'rest and recovery' element must be so important as a footballer, particularly this season where the calendar has been so congested with back-to-back games. Has that been difficult to adjust to?   Everybody wants to play a lot of games. You can develop really well by doing that, so that is good. But right now, the focus level has to be really high because you have to play a game, recover and then prepare for the next game. It can be hard. But, ultimately, we are all glad that we can play Soccer again. And that is great for the supporters too. Unfortunately, they can’t come to the stadium right now. But they do have a lot of games on TV to watch.     The new Nike Underwear promises to be groundbreaking in the fashion arena. So, tell us more about your dress style and what you like to wear?   It depends really. Right now, I’m not going out and I’m not going out for dinner. So, I’m just at home or going to the supermarket or training. Basically that means I’m just wearing Nike clothes most! Like hoodies, Nike Tech fleece etc. If I’m really going, then I like to wear stuff like jeans or things like that. Right now, it’s all relative to sport - and it is more comfortable.     What makes you happy?    It makes me happy when other people are happy, especially those who are close to me - like if they are doing well with their jobs and stuff. For me, that always makes me happy. I don’t need a lot to be happy, you know.      What was the last film you watched on Netflix?   The last film I watched? Ah, that was yesterday. It’s called, ‘Get Out’. You know that one? It’s on Netflix [starring Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams]. It’s a bit of a horror, thriller, kind of film. It’s a little bit scary, to be honest!     Barcelona FC player Sergiño Dest reveals new Nike Spring’21 underwear campaign, showcasing that it’s the perfect first move to help define your day ahead.   The Nike Underwear collection for Spring’21 has been designed to keep you comfortable, confident and ready for wherever the day takes you. The new men’s collection uses innovative Nike Dri-FIT technology, to provide maximum comfort for all for aspects of your day, whether that’s relaxing at home or training for the next big game.    Nike Underwear uses athlete insights at the forefront of its design, along with Nike innovation to provide superior comfort at all times. Speaking of his involvement in the new Nike Underwear campaign, Sergiño Dest said; “I’m super grateful to be a part of the new Nike Underwear campaign this season, taking my career both on and off the field to the next level.”    The collection includes the Nike Essential Micro, made from smooth, stretch microfiber for ease of movement, perfect for everyday wear.    Nike Underwear RRP starts from €20.00 Stockist - https://www.footlocker.nl/nl/search?query=nike%20underwear We had a great time speaking to him about the campaign.   Congratulations on becoming the face of Nike’s new underwear. It must be quite exciting, especially following in the footsteps of Marcus Rashford.   It is nice. I think you have to take advantage of the things you can do with your career. So for me I know that on the field I can do a lot of things. But also, off the field, I can do a lot of special things too. This is my first campaign with Nike Underwear and it was a good opportunity for me to get this one done.     Talk us through the Nike Underwear photoshoot. How was that for you?   It was really good. At first, they talked me through a video of how they wanted it to be and I really liked it. They came out to Barcelona and we managed to shoot the campaign in around three or four hours. I think it went really well and so, for me, it was a nice start to doing something new.      Your first footballing move was to Ajax, aged 11. Tell us a bit more about that and how exciting it was for you.   I lived about 20km away from Ajax. It was really nice when they wanted me. I was at school and around the age of 10 or something. I just remember my mother telling me the news. She told me I could go to Ajax. But when I had my first trial in the first year, they didn’t pick me. After that year, I got one more trial. That went well and they did pick me. So from the age of 11 until last year I played there. It was such a good experience at Ajax. It will always be a part of my heart because I played there for such a long time, for half of my life so far. And I’m thankful for that. I’m still looking out for their results. They’re doing great right now. They are first in the league and they just beat Lille twice in the Europa League. They’re doing good.      Moving to Barcelona last year was your first big transfer move in your football career. To leave Ajax, where you had spent your entire career before now, must have been a massive decision to make - especially, during the Lockdown era.    Yes. It was not easy, of course. I miss Holland sometimes. But Barcelona is also a great city. So, I feel good over here. There are still a lot of things for me to see here in Barcelona, of course, because of the whole Covid situation. But even then I still really like it here. I’ve heard from people that once this whole situation is over, or begins to return to normal again, then Barcelona is a completely different city. So, for me right now, I’m just focusing on training. Then maybe for the rest of the day, I may go to the supermarket or go to eat something. So, it hasn’t been too difficult to adjust here in Barcelona because it is just part of the same lifestyle.     This Nike Underwear campaign is about ‘Your First Move’. So, what is Your First Move to kickstart the day - and how does the rest of it typically go down?   Well, I just wake up and get out of bed! On my average day, I’ll get up. Then, I brush my teeth, have a shower and go to the Club (FC Barcelona). I eat my breakfast at the Club and then do some preparation before the training. Then, I’ll train and after that it is lunch. You can take the food back to your house. Sometimes I’ll do that but most times I will eat there. After that, basically I have the whole day off. And that feels good! We have a lot of games and mentally, as well as physically, you do need to have a rest because nobody can focus 24/7. That’s really hard. So when we are done with training, for the rest of the day I like to be able to chill in my house, watching movies. But I also have to do a lot of things too. Sometimes I cook by myself, plus I have to do the washing and everything else. So it’s not always chilled. But I always have a little bit of time for myself during the day to do what I want to do, like watching a movie or playing on the PlayStation for a bit. And that is basically my day.      That 'rest and recovery' element must be so important as a footballer, particularly this season where the calendar has been so congested with back-to-back games. Has that been difficult to adjust to?   Everybody wants to play a lot of games. You can develop really well by doing that, so that is good. But right now, the focus level has to be really high because you have to play a game, recover and then prepare for the next game. It can be hard. But, ultimately, we are all glad that we can play Soccer again. And that is great for the supporters too. Unfortunately, they can’t come to the stadium right now. But they do have a lot of games on TV to watch.     The new Nike Underwear promises to be groundbreaking in the fashion arena. So, tell us more about your dress style and what you like to wear?   It depends really. Right now, I’m not going out and I’m not going out for dinner. So, I’m just at home or going to the supermarket or training. Basically that means I’m just wearing Nike clothes most! Like hoodies, Nike Tech fleece etc. If I’m really going, then I like to wear stuff like jeans or things like that. Right now, it’s all relative to sport - and it is more comfortable.     What makes you happy?    It makes me happy when other people are happy, especially those who are close to me - like if they are doing well with their jobs and stuff. For me, that always makes me happy. I don’t need a lot to be happy, you know.      What was the last film you watched on Netflix?   The last film I watched? Ah, that was yesterday. It’s called, ‘Get Out’. You know that one? It’s on Netflix [starring Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams]. It’s a bit of a horror, thriller, kind of film. It’s a little bit scary, to be honest!    

Our digital cover star for March is Herizen
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Our digital cover star for March is Herizen

Photography We had a delight speaking and working with Herizen, captured by Jack Waterlot.     Tell our readers who you are in your own words.   Creative creature looking for the next adventure :P.   What is your first memory of acting and music?   My first memory of acting was when I was about 8 playing ‘Mustardseed’ in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” As far as music, I’ve been singing since I could talk, and fell more in love with it watching my dad perform on stage.      Among all the roles you have played so far, which one embodies your personality the most?   Playing ‘Oshun’ in AMERICAN GODS was such a special moment for me, I felt a connection to my childhood/womanhood I’ve never felt before. It was a beautiful spiritual experience.     What gives you confidence?    Knowing where I come from, who I am, and that feeling of pride when I close my eyes and think about the hard work it took for me to get to where I am, without sacrificing my integrity.      Who is the one voice that has inspired you the most in your personal life and your career?   My mother. She’s always been there pushing me to stay true and keep my eye on my goal/vision.      What is the most daring thing you did recently and tell us something that is not on your resume?   Last year when I visited my father in Costa Rica, I sat in the same spot every day on that beach staring at this island that was a little over a mile out in the water. Every day I told myself “I’m not leaving Costa Rica without swimming to that island” and every day for those 3 weeks it was like chanting an obsession. Finally, on the last day I did it! It was scary as hell and I freaked out in the middle there for a bit, but finally surrendered to the ocean and I completed my journey. When I got back to the shore, I felt a wave of courage and strength wash over me, and since then whenever I feel fear or weakness I think about that island, and it helps me move forward.      What is your personal motto?   I’ve noticed it changes, but right now it’s “time is on your side.” I think it’s really important to have this relationship with time, because for women especially, it can feel like it’s our enemy when it’s not, it’s just our mentality.    What are your upcoming projects for this year?   AMERICAN GODS is currently streaming on Starz, and I’m working on my next music project that I’m very excited to share. I also have jewelry that I will be releasing alongside my music project :).     Why acting and why music? What inspired you to embark on a career in this industry?   Music has always been my reason for being alive, and acting was a happy accident... a very happy accident.    What is your work of art about and what does it mean to you?   It’s about expression of one’s true self and not being afraid to feel/share pain. It means everything to me and I’m very grateful to be able to do this as a career and maybe, with my deepest hope, it can help someone else with their pain too.      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 filmed an indie film called THE LOST HUSBAND about two years ago in Texas. We were filming on location in this cute little town called Roundtop, it was absolutely beautiful. I very much enjoyed listening to the crickets and the song that the wind sings at night. Being able to look up to the sky and seeing stars go on for eternity was magical.      What is your biggest outtake from last year?   You can’t take this life for granted, it’s imperative that you soak up the moments you share with your loved ones, hold them in a special place in your heart, and tell them you love them as often as you can because you never know what tomorrow brings.    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.   I think keeping a garden is something that everyone should learn. We had one last Spring and have started planting for this upcoming one :) It’s a meditation and an honor to put back into the earth that we take so much from and show it the love it deserves. Keeping an environmentally aware home is something that no one should get away with not doing. We all have to do our jobs to keep our planet alive. After all, it’s our home and the only one we have.      Tell us about your recently released debut EP.   Demon, my most recent EP, is very special to me. It’s about heartbreak, anger, and redemption. I’m grateful to the person who hurt me because without them, I wouldn’t have been able to share this project with the world. We all have our “hellboy” and we should be grateful to them for their lessons.      PHOTO CREDITS: Photo: Jack Waterlot talent: Herizen Styling : Jean Chung Make up : Frankie Boyd Hair : Rita Marmor Nails : Dohee Bahn  Casting: Timi Letonja   We had a delight speaking and working with Herizen, captured by Jack Waterlot.     Tell our readers who you are in your own words.   Creative creature looking for the next adventure :P.   What is your first memory of acting and music?   My first memory of acting was when I was about 8 playing ‘Mustardseed’ in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” As far as music, I’ve been singing since I could talk, and fell more in love with it watching my dad perform on stage.      Among all the roles you have played so far, which one embodies your personality the most?   Playing ‘Oshun’ in AMERICAN GODS was such a special moment for me, I felt a connection to my childhood/womanhood I’ve never felt before. It was a beautiful spiritual experience.     What gives you confidence?    Knowing where I come from, who I am, and that feeling of pride when I close my eyes and think about the hard work it took for me to get to where I am, without sacrificing my integrity.      Who is the one voice that has inspired you the most in your personal life and your career?   My mother. She’s always been there pushing me to stay true and keep my eye on my goal/vision.      What is the most daring thing you did recently and tell us something that is not on your resume?   Last year when I visited my father in Costa Rica, I sat in the same spot every day on that beach staring at this island that was a little over a mile out in the water. Every day I told myself “I’m not leaving Costa Rica without swimming to that island” and every day for those 3 weeks it was like chanting an obsession. Finally, on the last day I did it! It was scary as hell and I freaked out in the middle there for a bit, but finally surrendered to the ocean and I completed my journey. When I got back to the shore, I felt a wave of courage and strength wash over me, and since then whenever I feel fear or weakness I think about that island, and it helps me move forward.      What is your personal motto?   I’ve noticed it changes, but right now it’s “time is on your side.” I think it’s really important to have this relationship with time, because for women especially, it can feel like it’s our enemy when it’s not, it’s just our mentality.    What are your upcoming projects for this year?   AMERICAN GODS is currently streaming on Starz, and I’m working on my next music project that I’m very excited to share. I also have jewelry that I will be releasing alongside my music project :).     Why acting and why music? What inspired you to embark on a career in this industry?   Music has always been my reason for being alive, and acting was a happy accident... a very happy accident.    What is your work of art about and what does it mean to you?   It’s about expression of one’s true self and not being afraid to feel/share pain. It means everything to me and I’m very grateful to be able to do this as a career and maybe, with my deepest hope, it can help someone else with their pain too.      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 filmed an indie film called THE LOST HUSBAND about two years ago in Texas. We were filming on location in this cute little town called Roundtop, it was absolutely beautiful. I very much enjoyed listening to the crickets and the song that the wind sings at night. Being able to look up to the sky and seeing stars go on for eternity was magical.      What is your biggest outtake from last year?   You can’t take this life for granted, it’s imperative that you soak up the moments you share with your loved ones, hold them in a special place in your heart, and tell them you love them as often as you can because you never know what tomorrow brings.    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.   I think keeping a garden is something that everyone should learn. We had one last Spring and have started planting for this upcoming one :) It’s a meditation and an honor to put back into the earth that we take so much from and show it the love it deserves. Keeping an environmentally aware home is something that no one should get away with not doing. We all have to do our jobs to keep our planet alive. After all, it’s our home and the only one we have.      Tell us about your recently released debut EP.   Demon, my most recent EP, is very special to me. It’s about heartbreak, anger, and redemption. I’m grateful to the person who hurt me because without them, I wouldn’t have been able to share this project with the world. We all have our “hellboy” and we should be grateful to them for their lessons.      PHOTO CREDITS: Photo: Jack Waterlot talent: Herizen Styling : Jean Chung Make up : Frankie Boyd Hair : Rita Marmor Nails : Dohee Bahn  Casting: Timi Letonja  

Exclusive editorial by Koers von Cremer
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Exclusive editorial by Koers von Cremer

Fashion New digital editorial, captured by Koers von Cremer in Zandvoort.     TEAM CREDITS: Photography: Koers von Cremer @koersvoncremer Fashion: Gino Gurrieri @ginogurrieri Muah: Wout Philippo @woutphilippobeauty using Redken @redken  Model: Fee Kienhuis @feekienhuis at Paparazzi Model Management @paparazzimodels Casting: Timi Letonja @timiletonja     New digital editorial, captured by Koers von Cremer in Zandvoort.     TEAM CREDITS: Photography: Koers von Cremer @koersvoncremer Fashion: Gino Gurrieri @ginogurrieri Muah: Wout Philippo @woutphilippobeauty using Redken @redken  Model: Fee Kienhuis @feekienhuis at Paparazzi Model Management @paparazzimodels Casting: Timi Letonja @timiletonja    

A surrealist dreamscape by Carlfried Verwaayen
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A surrealist dreamscape by Carlfried Verwaayen

Accessories   A surrealist dreamscape composed with strange shapes created from and with everyday objects with elements of surprise and unexpected juxtapositions. The scenographic light plays another fundamental role in this story.     Team credits: Photography: Carlfried Verwaayen  Concept, Art Direction and Styling: Analik Brouwer   A surrealist dreamscape composed with strange shapes created from and with everyday objects with elements of surprise and unexpected juxtapositions. The scenographic light plays another fundamental role in this story.     Team credits: Photography: Carlfried Verwaayen  Concept, Art Direction and Styling: Analik Brouwer

Exclusive editorial by Jeremie Monnier
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Exclusive editorial by Jeremie Monnier

Fashion Brand new digital editorial captured by Jeremie Monnier.       TEAM CREDITS: Photographer Jeremie Monnier @jeremiemonnier Stylist Victor Vergara @victor___vergara Hair Kevin Roux @kevinrouxhair Make up Marie Guillon @marieguillon_ Casting Daniel Estévez @vxeast Photographer assistant Louis-Co Andrieu @louiscoandrieu EIC Timotej Letonja @timiletonja Model Justina Ageitos @ OUI Management Brand new digital editorial captured by Jeremie Monnier.       TEAM CREDITS: Photographer Jeremie Monnier @jeremiemonnier Stylist Victor Vergara @victor___vergara Hair Kevin Roux @kevinrouxhair Make up Marie Guillon @marieguillon_ Casting Daniel Estévez @vxeast Photographer assistant Louis-Co Andrieu @louiscoandrieu EIC Timotej Letonja @timiletonja Model Justina Ageitos @ OUI Management

Hugo Comte's first photo exhibition at Tase Gallery
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Hugo Comte's first photo exhibition at Tase Gallery

Photography Image-Maker Hugo Comte, launches his first collective works this February in the form of a curated book of imagery. The book is accompanied by an exhibition at the Tase Gallery, LA, where Comte will be exhibiting in the form of a one-week show of seven selected works in the brand new gallery space ( February 25th – March 3rd).     Intending to bring together women who’ve inspired him, the artist has created an object where all of his portraits can be viewed in one place. A combination of existing and never-before-seen imagery, featuring muses such as Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Irina Shayk, as well as Dua Lipa, for whom Comte shot her latest album imagery. The book is a celebration of women who have always been at the centre of his artistic vision. Commanding the camera, these women aren't merely subjects; Comte aims to capture their thoughts, emotions and desires... They are watching us, allowing the viewer to gaze whilst they remain completely in control. The subjects featured all possess marked differences but each becomes synchronised, encompassed in Comte’s cinematic and dreamlike spaces and creates an intimacy between the subject and the person viewing – we become a part of their dreams. This is, in no small way, due to his meticulous creative process and almost architectural approach to space, light and atmosphere. The book also showcases never before seen works including special pieces made in collaboration with airbrush artists to repaint his imagery, as well as unique CGI pieces, designed in a similar grained texture and culminating in the recognisable style for which he’s best known. The works are extremely realistic whilst retaining an air of mystery. The book itself is paired back and minimal in approach, remaining all white externally and nameless. The aim is for the book to live and be used, the white changing with time and age. Hugo worked with Art Director David McKelvey on the 200-page collection, which boasts 85 images and has only a sole barcode on its front cover, which is a symbol of huge significance to Comte. In the similar way in which artists’ name their most famous pieces, Comte has always bestowed a barcode upon each of his images; turning something digital into a more physical and material piece. When used in the book, the barcode is given more space and importance, becoming an artwork in itself and very much a symbol of the artist's work.     We had a chance to speak with Hugo about his new exhibition and book.     Tell us about your new book, what inspired it and what is your message with the newly launched book?   'The book is a hybrid retrospective; putting into perspective archives and new work together, in order to create a new narrative and narrow my identity into a precise vision of attitudes, atmosphere and colours. Creating new narratives between the muses themselves, as well as between the muses and the viewer. The book becomes an object of synchronisation, affirmation and contemplation. A style and design manifesto defining an era for the artist and whoever projects their dreams into his imagery.    The book doesn't have a given title because I didn’t want people to associate any particular thought around this vision of women or the object itself. I wanted it to remain completely neutral and feel the collection of images are the title and don't require an additional label. The barcode is the symbol of the book, which in itself is unpronounceable and is its own language, much like Prince’s love symbol .      What is it like for you personally to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic? Have you been able to stay creative during these times? Perhaps you developed new dreams, projects, or discovered new passions?   The process of creating, selecting, and narrowing my work for this project has really highlighted what is the most exciting and important part for me and that is my process of working with these models, as well as the importance of colour. By creating a book it has made me realise who I am as an artist, and how I want to represent myself by translating my identity through design, art and communication which is very interesting.     What do you think is the most important thing about the current times? What positive aspects can we draw from this difficult period?   'I think the entire industry started to give real credit to new creatives right away; giving a voice to new creatives with way more diversity because they want to hear new thoughts and vibes, and not waiting for validation. I think this is very beautiful and exciting and very motivating for everyone'       Tell us about the inspiring people photographed for your new book. What are some of your personal highlights?   My first thought was to use only portraits of women as I feel it is the most intimate part of my work and where I express myself the best.  Groups wouldn’t allow such intimacy as a portrait does, where it's the viewer and the woman only. When I shoot an image I always try to give the feeling that the woman is not being photographed but that she is looking through the camera, which gives a direct contact between the watcher and the muse.   A model’s depth, the intensity in her intention, and the ability to synchronise this with the way she looks is the most important thing for me.   I dedicate my entire being, energy and focus to making these women as beautiful as possible. Not just a universal vision of beauty but in a very personal way. I really look at them constantly and am very present, I am completely involved and hands-on in every part of the process, and they know that my intention and only concern the whole day is to dedicate myself to them.       We also had a delight speaking with Jessie Andrews, founder of Tase Gallery in LA.     What exhibitions  do you have planned for in Tase Gallery for the coming months?   Hugo is the first exhibition outside of my own. For the month of March for Women’s Month we have rotating female artist each week that will be featured, and in April we have Claude Home who is a NYC based mid-century furniture collector who will replicate her studio at Tase. In May we’re working with ‘Structure’ a segment of Better Shelter — the Ikea Foundation and the UN created a humanitarian innovation project which finds housing solutions for refugees — they will be building a structure inside of the gallery and we will allow people to come see and donate to the NFP.        With your new opening of your own gallery, what inspired you to open it?     I wanted to change the way people interact with fashion and art. More communal than cold. Life is about community and supporting each other and now I have a space where I can do that!         Tell us something that is not on your resume.   Coffee connoisseur.      What is your biggest lesson learnt from 2020?   2020 for me was the year that made me dive deeper into what I was already doing and take time for myself. I learned who I really wanted to spend time with, what projects I actually cared about and what excites me. It helped me refine the gallery project. Made me create sustainably initiatives for Bagatiba. Plan further ahead for my ready to wear project Jeu. Now in 2021 I must put them all into effect!  Image-Maker Hugo Comte, launches his first collective works this February in the form of a curated book of imagery. The book is accompanied by an exhibition at the Tase Gallery, LA, where Comte will be exhibiting in the form of a one-week show of seven selected works in the brand new gallery space ( February 25th – March 3rd).     Intending to bring together women who’ve inspired him, the artist has created an object where all of his portraits can be viewed in one place. A combination of existing and never-before-seen imagery, featuring muses such as Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Irina Shayk, as well as Dua Lipa, for whom Comte shot her latest album imagery. The book is a celebration of women who have always been at the centre of his artistic vision. Commanding the camera, these women aren't merely subjects; Comte aims to capture their thoughts, emotions and desires... They are watching us, allowing the viewer to gaze whilst they remain completely in control. The subjects featured all possess marked differences but each becomes synchronised, encompassed in Comte’s cinematic and dreamlike spaces and creates an intimacy between the subject and the person viewing – we become a part of their dreams. This is, in no small way, due to his meticulous creative process and almost architectural approach to space, light and atmosphere. The book also showcases never before seen works including special pieces made in collaboration with airbrush artists to repaint his imagery, as well as unique CGI pieces, designed in a similar grained texture and culminating in the recognisable style for which he’s best known. The works are extremely realistic whilst retaining an air of mystery. The book itself is paired back and minimal in approach, remaining all white externally and nameless. The aim is for the book to live and be used, the white changing with time and age. Hugo worked with Art Director David McKelvey on the 200-page collection, which boasts 85 images and has only a sole barcode on its front cover, which is a symbol of huge significance to Comte. In the similar way in which artists’ name their most famous pieces, Comte has always bestowed a barcode upon each of his images; turning something digital into a more physical and material piece. When used in the book, the barcode is given more space and importance, becoming an artwork in itself and very much a symbol of the artist's work.     We had a chance to speak with Hugo about his new exhibition and book.     Tell us about your new book, what inspired it and what is your message with the newly launched book?   'The book is a hybrid retrospective; putting into perspective archives and new work together, in order to create a new narrative and narrow my identity into a precise vision of attitudes, atmosphere and colours. Creating new narratives between the muses themselves, as well as between the muses and the viewer. The book becomes an object of synchronisation, affirmation and contemplation. A style and design manifesto defining an era for the artist and whoever projects their dreams into his imagery.    The book doesn't have a given title because I didn’t want people to associate any particular thought around this vision of women or the object itself. I wanted it to remain completely neutral and feel the collection of images are the title and don't require an additional label. The barcode is the symbol of the book, which in itself is unpronounceable and is its own language, much like Prince’s love symbol .      What is it like for you personally to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic? Have you been able to stay creative during these times? Perhaps you developed new dreams, projects, or discovered new passions?   The process of creating, selecting, and narrowing my work for this project has really highlighted what is the most exciting and important part for me and that is my process of working with these models, as well as the importance of colour. By creating a book it has made me realise who I am as an artist, and how I want to represent myself by translating my identity through design, art and communication which is very interesting.     What do you think is the most important thing about the current times? What positive aspects can we draw from this difficult period?   'I think the entire industry started to give real credit to new creatives right away; giving a voice to new creatives with way more diversity because they want to hear new thoughts and vibes, and not waiting for validation. I think this is very beautiful and exciting and very motivating for everyone'       Tell us about the inspiring people photographed for your new book. What are some of your personal highlights?   My first thought was to use only portraits of women as I feel it is the most intimate part of my work and where I express myself the best.  Groups wouldn’t allow such intimacy as a portrait does, where it's the viewer and the woman only. When I shoot an image I always try to give the feeling that the woman is not being photographed but that she is looking through the camera, which gives a direct contact between the watcher and the muse.   A model’s depth, the intensity in her intention, and the ability to synchronise this with the way she looks is the most important thing for me.   I dedicate my entire being, energy and focus to making these women as beautiful as possible. Not just a universal vision of beauty but in a very personal way. I really look at them constantly and am very present, I am completely involved and hands-on in every part of the process, and they know that my intention and only concern the whole day is to dedicate myself to them.       We also had a delight speaking with Jessie Andrews, founder of Tase Gallery in LA.     What exhibitions  do you have planned for in Tase Gallery for the coming months?   Hugo is the first exhibition outside of my own. For the month of March for Women’s Month we have rotating female artist each week that will be featured, and in April we have Claude Home who is a NYC based mid-century furniture collector who will replicate her studio at Tase. In May we’re working with ‘Structure’ a segment of Better Shelter — the Ikea Foundation and the UN created a humanitarian innovation project which finds housing solutions for refugees — they will be building a structure inside of the gallery and we will allow people to come see and donate to the NFP.        With your new opening of your own gallery, what inspired you to open it?     I wanted to change the way people interact with fashion and art. More communal than cold. Life is about community and supporting each other and now I have a space where I can do that!         Tell us something that is not on your resume.   Coffee connoisseur.      What is your biggest lesson learnt from 2020?   2020 for me was the year that made me dive deeper into what I was already doing and take time for myself. I learned who I really wanted to spend time with, what projects I actually cared about and what excites me. It helped me refine the gallery project. Made me create sustainably initiatives for Bagatiba. Plan further ahead for my ready to wear project Jeu. Now in 2021 I must put them all into effect! 

CHANEL PRESENTS THE SPRING & SUMMER 2021 READY-TO-WEAR CAMPAIGN
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CHANEL PRESENTS THE SPRING & SUMMER 2021 READY-TO-WEAR CAMPAIGN

Fashion A very special emotion arises when CHANEL welcomes a long-time friend. Charlotte Casiraghi, the new CHANEL ambassador and spokesperson, illuminates the campaign for the Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection, shot in the legendary principality of Monaco by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.      “The story around Charlotte’s life in Monaco started with the cinematic idea of day for night”, explain the Dutch photography duo. “Staging the set ups in similar locations both at night and during the day was the starting point for this series in which Charlotte fluctuates between dream and reality. Is she real, we wonder, or is she an apparition wandering in a place she might not fully belong to?” An ode to the seventh art where enchantment competes with fascination. “Charlotte has a mysterious quality, a push-pull duality that emphasizes our play on the merging of reality and dream,” they add.      Day and night, in black and white or in colour, by a swimming pool or in the privacy of a bedroom, Charlotte Casiraghi embodies, in this mythical Monaco, a specific idea of cinema that inspired Virginie Viard for the collection.      Certain words come to mind when contemplating these silhouettes, like the flashbulbs on a red carpet. Starting with glamour: a long, sleeveless black tweed gilet decorated with bows worn over flowing trousers, a suit in iridescent black tweed with a satin collar and cuffs, a chiffon ensemble embroidered with sequins, a leather jacket and skirt, a black strapless dress in tweed and chiffon. Then sophistication: a long dress in pleated chiffon printed with the letters "CHANEL", a pink and navy blue dress belted like a cardigan, an ecru dress in cotton tweed emphasised with braid, a long dress in crêpe de Chine printed with small flowers. Finally, joy and colour: a red cashmere embroidered sweater over a pair of capri pants, a striped tweed dress adorned with jewelled buttons.      The CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection will be in boutiques from March 2nd 2021.      #CHANELSpringSummer A very special emotion arises when CHANEL welcomes a long-time friend. Charlotte Casiraghi, the new CHANEL ambassador and spokesperson, illuminates the campaign for the Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection, shot in the legendary principality of Monaco by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.      “The story around Charlotte’s life in Monaco started with the cinematic idea of day for night”, explain the Dutch photography duo. “Staging the set ups in similar locations both at night and during the day was the starting point for this series in which Charlotte fluctuates between dream and reality. Is she real, we wonder, or is she an apparition wandering in a place she might not fully belong to?” An ode to the seventh art where enchantment competes with fascination. “Charlotte has a mysterious quality, a push-pull duality that emphasizes our play on the merging of reality and dream,” they add.      Day and night, in black and white or in colour, by a swimming pool or in the privacy of a bedroom, Charlotte Casiraghi embodies, in this mythical Monaco, a specific idea of cinema that inspired Virginie Viard for the collection.      Certain words come to mind when contemplating these silhouettes, like the flashbulbs on a red carpet. Starting with glamour: a long, sleeveless black tweed gilet decorated with bows worn over flowing trousers, a suit in iridescent black tweed with a satin collar and cuffs, a chiffon ensemble embroidered with sequins, a leather jacket and skirt, a black strapless dress in tweed and chiffon. Then sophistication: a long dress in pleated chiffon printed with the letters "CHANEL", a pink and navy blue dress belted like a cardigan, an ecru dress in cotton tweed emphasised with braid, a long dress in crêpe de Chine printed with small flowers. Finally, joy and colour: a red cashmere embroidered sweater over a pair of capri pants, a striped tweed dress adorned with jewelled buttons.      The CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection will be in boutiques from March 2nd 2021.      #CHANELSpringSummer

BURBERRY REVEALS ITS SPRING/SUMMER 2021 CAMPAIGN
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BURBERRY REVEALS ITS SPRING/SUMMER 2021 CAMPAIGN

Fashion ‘For the Spring/Summer 2021 show, I wanted to create this incredible experience bringing together fashion, art, music, technology, live performance and to then explore the dialogue they have with each other. I have always been inspired by the concept of duality, so it was amazing to see the unique energy and dynamic tension that was found in the fusion of all these worlds. This campaign is all about continuing that examination of different perspectives, contrasting the rawness of the internal environment with the ever-blooming nature of the outdoors.’ Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer     Today, Burberry reveals its Spring/Summer 2021 campaign, bringing together contrasting worlds in an exploration of differingperspectives and viewpoints.     Photographed by Juergen Teller, the campaign presents a dichotomy between images: two different realms, indoors and outdoors, nature and fashion. Images captured within the scenography of the Spring/Summer 2021 show, with models immersed in nature, are juxtaposed with classical raw studio shots. Through these opposing lenses, the collection is presented from different viewpoints, transforming with the environment around them. Playing upon the overarching theme of the collection, rooted in a modern love story between a mermaid and a shark, the Spring/Summer 2021 campaign continues to expand on one of Burberry’s signature house codes: duality – constantly exploring the fusion of romanticism with innovation, form with function and past with future.     The Spring/Summer 2021 collection remasters the iconic emblems and hallmarks of the luxury fashion house – its character, nature and unique British DNA – with a modern free energy. A spirit of rebellion re-energising tradition. Natural canvas, denim and industrial, rubberised fabrications combine with delicate chiffon and crystal embroideries – streetwear meets classic.     Alongside Juergen Teller, Riccardo gathered a team of iconic talent including stylist Katy England, Burberry Global Beauty Director Isamaya Ffrench and hair stylist Gary Gill. The cast includes models He Cong, Tyler Forbes, Khali Ghani, Kayako Higuchi, Tashi Kwaiye, Reece Nelson, Yiorgos Paraskevas, Aylah Peterson, Claus Royo, Liv Walter, Anok Yai. ‘For the Spring/Summer 2021 show, I wanted to create this incredible experience bringing together fashion, art, music, technology, live performance and to then explore the dialogue they have with each other. I have always been inspired by the concept of duality, so it was amazing to see the unique energy and dynamic tension that was found in the fusion of all these worlds. This campaign is all about continuing that examination of different perspectives, contrasting the rawness of the internal environment with the ever-blooming nature of the outdoors.’ Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer     Today, Burberry reveals its Spring/Summer 2021 campaign, bringing together contrasting worlds in an exploration of differingperspectives and viewpoints.     Photographed by Juergen Teller, the campaign presents a dichotomy between images: two different realms, indoors and outdoors, nature and fashion. Images captured within the scenography of the Spring/Summer 2021 show, with models immersed in nature, are juxtaposed with classical raw studio shots. Through these opposing lenses, the collection is presented from different viewpoints, transforming with the environment around them. Playing upon the overarching theme of the collection, rooted in a modern love story between a mermaid and a shark, the Spring/Summer 2021 campaign continues to expand on one of Burberry’s signature house codes: duality – constantly exploring the fusion of romanticism with innovation, form with function and past with future.     The Spring/Summer 2021 collection remasters the iconic emblems and hallmarks of the luxury fashion house – its character, nature and unique British DNA – with a modern free energy. A spirit of rebellion re-energising tradition. Natural canvas, denim and industrial, rubberised fabrications combine with delicate chiffon and crystal embroideries – streetwear meets classic.     Alongside Juergen Teller, Riccardo gathered a team of iconic talent including stylist Katy England, Burberry Global Beauty Director Isamaya Ffrench and hair stylist Gary Gill. The cast includes models He Cong, Tyler Forbes, Khali Ghani, Kayako Higuchi, Tashi Kwaiye, Reece Nelson, Yiorgos Paraskevas, Aylah Peterson, Claus Royo, Liv Walter, Anok Yai.

In conversation with Halina Reijn
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In conversation with Halina Reijn

Design We had a delight speaking with Halina Reijn about her work and experience with the new Xiaomi Mi 11.       How did the current strange times influence your creativity and development of your artistic work?   Due to the pandemic as an artist,you are thrown back more onto yourself, now more than ever. You are writing ideas alone and developing them by yourself. I miss working the dynamic of working a team, the physical presence and feedback from the team, creating the end product together. I really miss this.        What are your first experiences and memories with art and music? And what made you embark on a profession in this industry?   I was six when i saw the movie "annie". that world appeared to me, when i got home i said to my parents that i wanted to be an actress, later i find out that actors didn't make the film but a giant team behind it. from this moment my dream began to be a maker.         What is the biggest lesson you have learnt in 2020? What is your outtake on 2020?   To make decisions and be fearless.The message we want to bring is that the true beauty of life is in the details; as in creativity, challenging yourself, you have to create the cinematographic magic yourself. The short movie is about the transition from myself as an actress to a director.     How does your research process work when preparing for a new role or a new production?     It starts with in-depth studies. understanding the personality, script. my goal is to bring everything taboo and hidden to the light. For instance, with one of my latest films, it’s about the seksworkers industry. I had to visit the neighbourhoods where this happens, see the environment and understanding the scenery better.     When I got a call about this, I immediately thought it was a very nice project. This was kind of a cool, tantalizing challenge to make something cinematographic, cinematic with very limited resources. The idea was to create a cinematographic whole with limited resources, in a simple way, appealed to me. Normally we work with a whole crew of up to 50 people, and it takes months, sometimes years to complete a production and this was actually a completely different way of making film.       How do you think Covid-19 will affect the film  industry long-term?   The film industry will become more agile and lean. At the moment all the productions have to be done with limited people, more regulations so it is really testing the possibilities and making something with very few resources and manpower. With the Xiaomi Mi 11 project you can see that for a large production, you don’t need that many people but you have to be willing to take the challenge.      Tell us more about your collaboration with Xiaomi and your experience with the new Mi 11?    - When I got a call about this, I immediately thought it was a very nice project. This was kind of a cool, tantalizing challenge to make something cinematographic, cinematic with very limited resources. The idea was to create a cinematographic whole with limited resources, in a simple way, appealed to me. Normally we work with a whole crew of up to 50 people, and it takes months, sometimes years to complete a production and this was actually a completely different way of making film.   - I immediately called Jasper Wolf, called one of the best cameramen, called internationally, one of the best directors of videography / videographers. He immediately said yes and so I immediately thought this will work.   - The Mi 11 is a great device, it is a phone with which you can make real movies without a crew. You can film at 8K and capture literally every detail.     Tell our readers about your favourite features of the new Mi 11.   - That 8K is completely unique. We did need some extra memory because it is a heavy format and if you can do that, you have beautiful details and that is very cool and unique. That means that the cinematic comes much closer than on a normal smartphone.   - What I also like very much, the shots made on the roof and in the metro, and the shots that you still have a very beautiful image with less light     What is the message and story behind  your direction and filming of a short movie on a 8K smartphone?   The message we want to bring is that the true beauty of life is in the details; as in creativity, challenging yourself, you have to create the cinematographic magic yourself. The short movie is about the transition from myself as an actress to a director. The final shot on the roof terrace is when I relax again and have found my happy place and overview.   I made the short film as a real day in my life as a creative person, filming, acting, writing, painting and directing. That is, if you can capture the right details with the right equipment. I decided to direct, play and film with my Mi 11 to show the capabilities of the device, along with my message.     Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY-qSu9T_dA&feature=youtu.be     The Mi 11 will be available for pre-order in the Netherlands from February 26 for a price starting at EUR 849 for the 8GB + 256GB variant. The pre-order will run until March 14 through registration. When pre-ordering the Mi 11 at KPN in the Netherlands, consumers will receive, after registering for the pre-order, a Mi Smart Compact Projector worth € 499. With the pre-order on the sales channels Belsimpel, Coolblue, Bol.com, MediaMarkt and Mobiel.nl  customers receive, after registering for the pre-order, a Mi Watch wearable worth € 129. On Xiaomi's own channel mi.com/nl, the Mi 11 4GB + 128GB version is available and the pre-order, after registration, is the choice of a Mi Smart Band 5 or the Mi True Wireless Earphones, plus a voucher for the next purchase worth € 150.     The Mi 11 will be officially for sale from March 15 through the following Dutch channels: Mi.com, Vodafone, KPN.com, Belsimpel, Coolblue, Bol.com, MediaMarkt en Mobiel.nl.         We had a delight speaking with Halina Reijn about her work and experience with the new Xiaomi Mi 11.       How did the current strange times influence your creativity and development of your artistic work?   Due to the pandemic as an artist,you are thrown back more onto yourself, now more than ever. You are writing ideas alone and developing them by yourself. I miss working the dynamic of working a team, the physical presence and feedback from the team, creating the end product together. I really miss this.        What are your first experiences and memories with art and music? And what made you embark on a profession in this industry?   I was six when i saw the movie "annie". that world appeared to me, when i got home i said to my parents that i wanted to be an actress, later i find out that actors didn't make the film but a giant team behind it. from this moment my dream began to be a maker.         What is the biggest lesson you have learnt in 2020? What is your outtake on 2020?   To make decisions and be fearless.The message we want to bring is that the true beauty of life is in the details; as in creativity, challenging yourself, you have to create the cinematographic magic yourself. The short movie is about the transition from myself as an actress to a director.     How does your research process work when preparing for a new role or a new production?     It starts with in-depth studies. understanding the personality, script. my goal is to bring everything taboo and hidden to the light. For instance, with one of my latest films, it’s about the seksworkers industry. I had to visit the neighbourhoods where this happens, see the environment and understanding the scenery better.     When I got a call about this, I immediately thought it was a very nice project. This was kind of a cool, tantalizing challenge to make something cinematographic, cinematic with very limited resources. The idea was to create a cinematographic whole with limited resources, in a simple way, appealed to me. Normally we work with a whole crew of up to 50 people, and it takes months, sometimes years to complete a production and this was actually a completely different way of making film.       How do you think Covid-19 will affect the film  industry long-term?   The film industry will become more agile and lean. At the moment all the productions have to be done with limited people, more regulations so it is really testing the possibilities and making something with very few resources and manpower. With the Xiaomi Mi 11 project you can see that for a large production, you don’t need that many people but you have to be willing to take the challenge.      Tell us more about your collaboration with Xiaomi and your experience with the new Mi 11?    - When I got a call about this, I immediately thought it was a very nice project. This was kind of a cool, tantalizing challenge to make something cinematographic, cinematic with very limited resources. The idea was to create a cinematographic whole with limited resources, in a simple way, appealed to me. Normally we work with a whole crew of up to 50 people, and it takes months, sometimes years to complete a production and this was actually a completely different way of making film.   - I immediately called Jasper Wolf, called one of the best cameramen, called internationally, one of the best directors of videography / videographers. He immediately said yes and so I immediately thought this will work.   - The Mi 11 is a great device, it is a phone with which you can make real movies without a crew. You can film at 8K and capture literally every detail.     Tell our readers about your favourite features of the new Mi 11.   - That 8K is completely unique. We did need some extra memory because it is a heavy format and if you can do that, you have beautiful details and that is very cool and unique. That means that the cinematic comes much closer than on a normal smartphone.   - What I also like very much, the shots made on the roof and in the metro, and the shots that you still have a very beautiful image with less light     What is the message and story behind  your direction and filming of a short movie on a 8K smartphone?   The message we want to bring is that the true beauty of life is in the details; as in creativity, challenging yourself, you have to create the cinematographic magic yourself. The short movie is about the transition from myself as an actress to a director. The final shot on the roof terrace is when I relax again and have found my happy place and overview.   I made the short film as a real day in my life as a creative person, filming, acting, writing, painting and directing. That is, if you can capture the right details with the right equipment. I decided to direct, play and film with my Mi 11 to show the capabilities of the device, along with my message.     Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY-qSu9T_dA&feature=youtu.be     The Mi 11 will be available for pre-order in the Netherlands from February 26 for a price starting at EUR 849 for the 8GB + 256GB variant. The pre-order will run until March 14 through registration. When pre-ordering the Mi 11 at KPN in the Netherlands, consumers will receive, after registering for the pre-order, a Mi Smart Compact Projector worth € 499. With the pre-order on the sales channels Belsimpel, Coolblue, Bol.com, MediaMarkt and Mobiel.nl  customers receive, after registering for the pre-order, a Mi Watch wearable worth € 129. On Xiaomi's own channel mi.com/nl, the Mi 11 4GB + 128GB version is available and the pre-order, after registration, is the choice of a Mi Smart Band 5 or the Mi True Wireless Earphones, plus a voucher for the next purchase worth € 150.     The Mi 11 will be officially for sale from March 15 through the following Dutch channels: Mi.com, Vodafone, KPN.com, Belsimpel, Coolblue, Bol.com, MediaMarkt en Mobiel.nl.        

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