Diesel To Reproduce World’s Oldest Known Jeans Fabric

DIESEL honors Genoa, the birthplace of Jeans, and celebrates Made in Italy by presenting a reproduction of the oldest jeans fabric ever documented in history.

Dating back to 1760-80, local townspeople and laborers in Genoa were first seen (and depicted) wearing jeans as part of their daily wardrobes. Colors ranged from standard indigo to brown to white. A nativity figurine by Pasquale Navone (1746-1791), shows a man with denim trousers (woven diagonally, 2 to 1, in a blue cotton weft and white linen warp) that appear remarkably similar to iterations from the modern era. This sculpture represents the oldest historical instances of jeans; it may be viewed at Museo Giannettino Loxoro, which is situated in Genoa.

DIESEL has replicated the original fabric and garment as they existed three hundred years ago. It was done by using handmade Italian textiles and workmanship. The re-creation is exhibited at Genova Jeans fair in Genoa, Italy through September 6, where DIESEL was invited to celebrate the heritage of Made in Italy jeans. As to the accuracy of the denim’s reproduction and integrity, the fabric and garment are certified and verified by the art, textile and costume historian Marzia Cataldi Gallo.

The premiere Genova Jeans summit is occurring between September 2 to September 6, 2021, in the Italian city of Genoa. The inaugural edition of the fair brings to life the history, evolution and innovation of jeans-making in a multifaceted showcase that, additionally, emphasizes sustainability; a series of immersive, informational experiences are on display. This includes a multi-part exhibition from DIESEL that centers on the heritage of its jeans, its journey towards a more sustainable denim product and practice, and how the company has utilized jeans to help transform the world of advertising.

Ultimately, this initiative serves as another spoke in DIESEL’s For Responsible Livingstrategy, which is a company-wide mandate to continuously shift its culture, business practices and footprint into a more sustainable arena. By participating in Genova Jeans, DIESEL further demonstrates its commitment to promoting and pushing for increased sustainability in the world of jeans.

 

 

CHARLES & KEITH to Launch Special Edition of Gabine

CHARLES & KEITH is the go-to label for accessible designs that are on the cutting edge of fashion. This Fall, CHARLES & KEITH will be releasing a curated selection of special edition products, which will be exclusively available in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

The star of this exclusive line-up is the Gabine saddle bag. For this special edition launch, the popular best-selling bag — both the original and the mini versions — has been refreshed with two never-before-seen colourways. Fans of this covetable carrier will be thrilled with the addition of fall-worthy cognac and grey into the Gabine family palette. Cognac, reminiscent of milk tea and honey caramel, conveys a delicious warmth that complements the Gabine’s structural elegance. In pleasing contrast, grey is a cool neutral colour that accentuates the Gabine’s classic beauty, giving it a timeless quality that makes it impervious to fashion’s whims.

Gabine Saddle Bag (HK$699) & Mini Gabine Saddle Bag (HK$639) in grey

Launching on 28 September exclusively in Hong Kong and Macau Retail Stores

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Weekend Max Mara X Alek Wek – A.W.ORLD

A.W.ORLD by Alek Wek

The Autumn Winter 2021 Signature Collection by Weekend Max Mara is created in collaboration with Alek Wek, a world-famous model and global icon whose beauty and vision continue to empower women all over the world.

A crossroad between her South Sudanese roots, cosmopolitan life, high-fashion stardom and artistic eye, Wek describes the collection as an infusion of “African culture with a London calling vibe and a touch of Boho.” Modern, cozy, and inventive, Wek created, together with the Weekend Max Mara team, an authentic lineup built on great standalone pieces to be mixed-and-matched liberally, bonding sophistication and practicality with a work-into-week-end versatility. With inclusivity in mind, the collection enhances women, their backgrounds, strengths, and beauty via garments that are classic and cool, powerful and fun.

Wek fled from her native South Sudan when the civil war broke out in 1983 and landed in London, where she studied Fashion Business at the London College of Fashion and was especially fascinated by the classes of art and history. Besides gracing the covers of top glossies and the glitziest runways, Wek is a Good Will Ambassador to The United Nations High Commission for Refugee and in 2018 appeared in Luca Guadagnino’s remake of “Suspiria.”

In sync with her personal style and with the Weekend Max Mara values, the key staples of the collection include softly tailored coats, a trench coat, a sleeveless shearling vest tossed over draped and flouncy dresses with passementerie trim, a sleeveless jumpsuit and high-rise flared jeans. Knits are rich and cold-weather perfect while a velvet coat that channels a vintage feel is a handsome highlight of the capsule. Blu and ebony dominate the color palette with a spectrum of accents inspired by the flag of South Sudan where each color has a specific meaning: yellow for the sun, green for the land, red for blood, blue for the sky, white for peace and black for the people.

Her personal touch and artistic vein trickle down to the prints, including graphics borrowed from some of her artworks that liven up fluid dresses and on the silk scarves. Fabrics span from “waxed” cotton to velvet, from wool in all weights to slinky silks.

The accessories provide that distinctive extra touch whether it’s the signature Pasticcino Bag with a detachable embroidered strap, a felt fedora hat, riding boots or a thick belt with crisscross laces.

All to be layered and mixed freely because as Wek puts it, “style is what you make it.”

Boutiques

Shop 515B, Times Square, Causeway Bay                                                                                (852) 2722 9680

Shop 13, Level 2, Sogo Department Store, Causeway Bay                                                    (852) 2722 9679

Shop 2411, Level 2, Gateway Arcade, Tsim Sha Tsui                                                              (852) 2722 3132

Shop LG203, Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong                                                                             (852) 2722 9681

Shop 387, Level 3, New Town Plaza Phase 1, Shatin                                                              (852) 2722 9685

Shop 2618, Grand Canal Street, Shoppes at Venetian, The Venetian Macao, Macao         (853) 2882 8314

Shop No. 1-1A, 1/F, New Yaohan, Av. Doutor Mário Soares n˚90, Macau                          (853) 2875 2901

Molly Chiang Looks Great In CHARLES & KEITH

This summer, CHARLES & KEITH is thrilled to team up with influential Taiwanese style maven Molly Chiang to launch an exciting collection that is inspired by tropical beach vacations. Bold and innovative in her experimentation with fashion, Molly is unafraid to push boundaries and challenge conventions in her work. Her attitude towards fashion mirrors the creative and progressive vision of CHARLES & KEITH. This makes her the ideal co-creator of this special capsule range, which reflects both her unique personal style, as well as the brand’s distinctive modern aesthetic.

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DAKS Showcases Their Collection

Past, present and future:

The world as we know it is changing and, here at DAKS, so are we…

the legendary, classic British brand and proud holder of Royal Warrants* — reflects upon and embraces our heritage roots for Autumn Winter 2021, whilst exploring the changing complexities of the present day as well as the future, through both our design processes and notions of storytelling. Over the past year, the ways we interact with each other and our environment have changed dramatically, and so, befittingly, this AW21 collection focuses upon and incorporates new ways in which we live and work.

The AW21 collection tells three stories, and the first one delves into the rich history of DAKS, with particular reference to the 1950s — a time of great achievement and prosperity. In doing so, we embrace British-inspired looks and our history with luxury fabrics. The colours reflect the autumnal season, with muted burgundies, bitter browns and accents of English manor blue.

For the second story, we explore the intricacies of our new everyday life, centred around our homes and our changing relationship with nature. Fundamentally focused on a more sustainable way of living, we indulge in tactile fabrics, natural dyes and comfort. The palette reflects this, with soft beiges, delicate moss greens and citrus accents with a tonal finish.

For the final story, we look at the future possibilities of design, innovation and our lifestyles. A seasonless collection made up of core items, clean and sophisticated in appearance, with blues and greys mixed with hues and accents of orange. We take a conscientious approach to the production and consumption process, and as consumer values change, we buy with a quality-over-quantity mindset and seek longevity from these core items.

In the words of DAKS’ iconic founder, Simeon Simpson from 1934: “The past is contained in the present. The present looks to the future. The future is here already.”

BOSS 2021七夕限定系列: 愛與微笑 I Chinese Valentine’s Day Capsule

To celebrate Chinese Valentine’s Day, BOSS is launching a capsule collection with a graphic dolphin-face motif on iconic pieces in recognition of love. The new campaign features Chinese singer Jane Zhang.

Dolphin’s playful and joyful nature lend to Dolphin meaning associated with youthfulness, harmony and love. Known for their intelligence and grace, dolphin’s ‘Smiley’ face is also considered to be lucky or a good omen.

Sustainability has been a guiding principle for HUGO BOSS for many years. To arouse public awareness on the protection of endangered species in the ocean, part of the proceeds of this Collection will go to the charity dedicated to the conservation and protection of dolphins.

BOSS Chinese Valentine’s Day Capsule Collection includes a range of ready-to-wear garments, accessories, men’s underwear and sports socks. The garments are designed in unisex fit, with the unique dolphin smiley-face motif and heart embroidery.  Items include classic T-shirts, Polos, a relaxed fit hoodie and an iconic Hawaii shirt with all-over dolphin print.  An unlined navy suit jacket features red stripes and stitch in the interior that matches the capsule’s color palette. The classic white leather sneakers complete the looks for lovebirds in the world.

BOSS延續對愛的表達,以「大愛」詮釋七夕佳節,特別推出以海豚為主題的全新七夕限定系列,並由知名歌手張靚穎擔任公益大使清新演繹。

海豚有著愛情守護神的寓意象徵,同時也是海洋生態的永續指標,牠們掛著微笑的臉無瑕動人,讓人不自禁地嚮往海洋純淨的美好。BOSS一直以來致力並關注環境,此系列部分收益將用以支持鯨豚公益計畫,讓情人們將愛意表現化做力量,藉此呼籲社會關注瀕危動物保育工作,一同守護海豚的微笑,更進一步守護珍貴的海洋與地球。

系列圖案的設計靈感源自海豚靈動的身姿及其標誌性的天使微笑。獨特的愛心圖案結合海豚的微笑,以刺繡、印花和提花的方式呈現,將告白心意融入到單品之中。

迎合現今中性風穿搭趨勢,系列大部分單品均為男女同款,主打設計包括微笑和愛心圖案刺繡的基本款T恤和Polo衫;寬鬆廓形的短袖連帽衛衣、江豚圖案提花T恤和夏威夷襯衫則彰顯了更具活力的休閒時尚。另外,海軍藍無內襯西裝外套背部縫線以紅色細緻修邊,與主題色彩完美呼應,可與同款面料的西裝長褲搭配。除此之外,品牌還推出了男女同款的休閒鞋履以及專門為女士打造的長版印花T恤。

系列於以下香港專門店獨家發售 Exclusively available at:

BOSS 中環畢打街1-3號中建大廈地庫 I Shop 17, Basement, Central Building, Central

BOSS尖沙咀海港城G302店  I  Shop G302, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui

SENREVE Unveils A New Pop-Up Store and New Collections at ifc mall

Cult-favorite handbag brand SENREVE unveils its third standalone pop-up store in Hong Kong at the prestigious ifc mall. Reimagined in bright new hues of greens, pinks, and reds, their latest pop-up store highlights the best edit of their truly modern designs, alongside several new collections set to be released through the summer and exclusive shopping privileges and partnership activities.

 

Address: Shop 1017, Podium Level 1, IFC mall

Opening hours: 10:30 AM-9:30 PM

Duration: From now till 31st October 2021

Among their range of new summer launches are a variety of new silhouettes and materials, in addition to Asia-exclusive colors and accessories. Their recent Circa Bag, for example, reimagines their signature dreamy style in the form of a circle bag that truly does it all, converting seamlessly from a shoulder bag to a backpack and back again – a rare feat for this ever-popular bag style. Also included in their bevy of new products are a new nylon material, a brand-new Mini version of their bestselling Doctor Bags, and an exciting, innovative new collection made entirely with Cactus leather.

SENREVE’s ethereal new space will also serve as a convenient new home for several special projects and cross-branded activities through their pop-up period. It began with a unique partnership with WULT in June to reward SENREVE women with bestseller travel sets from this red-hot beauty brand, and will continue with even more crossover events through the next six months.

Stunning, structured, and 100% sophisticated. Introducing The Fiore and Mini Fiore Bucket Bags: the latest addition to SENREVE’s line-up, now available in our finest Pebbled Misto leather as well as 100% vegan Amica Misto leather. Worn as a crossbody or shoulder bag, The Fiore Bucket Bag has just the right mixture of texture and structure to elevate your look with function and beauty.

The Circa Bag

Bring your outfit full circle with our new pebbled leather beauty: The Circa Bag. With a unique flat base, it’s a statement piece that looks good on the desk or the dinner table. This versatile design works as a backpack, shoulder bag, top handle, or crossbody. Fits up to an iPhone 12 Pro. Want to change up your look? Go full circle by adding on our Statement Strap or Beveled Chain.

Available in 8 statement colors, including 3 colors (Lilac, Latte, and Turmeric) available only at SENREVE’s Asia pop-ups.

The Strati Collection

Meet us at the crossroads of form and function. The all new Strati Collection is where Nylon and leather converge, applying SENREVE’s signature functionality to our most lightweight and versatile silhouettes yet. Available in 2 silhouettes, the Strati Sporta and Strati Shopper are a breath of fresh air for your wardrobe. Constructed from lightweight Nylon with French Dolce leather piping, tuck in the sides for a more structured and demure shape, or flare them out for a more geometric and open silhouette. Comes in 4 instant-classic colors.

Mini Doctor

Say hello to your newest companion. Sophisticated, lightweight and flexibly-shaped, the Mini Doctor Bag is a spin on our beloved Doctor Bag, but more compact to keep your most important everyday things by your side. It has multiple pockets and can be worn on the shoulder, across the body, or by the top handle.

Cactus Leather

SENREVE is taking its sustainability commitments to a new level by introducing a new collection made entirely from innovative Cactus leather. Available in 2 silhouettes – the Cornetti Bag and Gemelli Tote – SENREVE is leading the sustainable leather industry by utilizing the world’s first eco-friendly and organic material made from Nopal cactus.

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PRADA EYEWEAR

AT OPTICAL 88 SELECTED STORES

Starting from July 2021, OPTICAL 88 hosted an elevated and unique experiential instore set up. Prada Eyewear signature pastel colour is translated into high visibility corners in OPTICAL 88’s top location and the trendiest sunwear and eyewear of the season are brought to life within a mini popup Prada world.

In addition to the latest Prada Eyewear selection, the custom made set up is also specificallydesigned to highlight the Prada Eyewear Asian Designed collection.

The Prada Summer 2021 Asian Designed collection is available at OPTICAL 88 stores now. Summer 2021 Asian Designed collection: Prada Cinéma Evolution

The best-selling Prada Cinéma collection evolves with new shapes in rich colors and a sophisticated mixed material design concept.

PR 58WS Sunglasses
A stylistic evolution of the iconic Prada Cinéma design, the new sunglasses are reinterpreted with contemporary oversize metal version. The frame’s upper profiles are highlighted by a distinctive enameled brow bar, in tone-on-tone or contrasting colors with the front. Slim temples bearing the subtly engraved Prada logo.

Polarized lenses 58WS-1AB5Z1 (HK$3,250) Polarized Black Lenses
PR 60WVD (HK$3,100)

With effortless allure, the rich enamel color raises the profile of this Prada Asian Design optical style characterised by pure, fine lines. Featherweight made in Japan titanium, this semi-rim oval shape features dedicated gooseneck nose pads. The Iconic Cinéma temples is characterised by a laser engraved Prada logo.

Prada Metal Plaque Collection PR 65 WV (HK$2,150)

Essential metal tones and pure lines characterise the stylish understatement of this Prada conceptual design. Stylish, ultra-fine metal wire pantos shape with branded Prada nose pads; the temples feature a laser top view Prada logo on a thin plaque.

Prada Arrow Collection
PR 14 WVF (HK$1,950)

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DRIES VAN NOTEN

DRIES VAN NOTEN

來自安特衛普的問候
2022 年春夏男裝系列——安特衛普的藝術拼貼

以情感澎湃而親切的方式,向這座城市無拘無束、歡樂自由的生活致敬。

對回歸狂歡、慵懶夏日、頹廢和自由時光的主張。 發自內心的力量,表達和回應對被困於安特衛普的沮喪與束縛。捉緊未來,並將 之帶到當下。

生活可以誘人、優雅而自在,寫意而緊湊,大膽而私密,無畏而謹慎。

 

來自世界各地的 Dries Van Noten 設計工作室成員,手機內儲存了許多疫情前的私人、隨意或刻意拍攝的照片,展現這座城市千變萬化的文化面貌。部分精心挑選的照片以完整或拼貼的方式印在服裝上(向藝術家 Isa Genzken  及 Robert Rauschenberg 開創先河的作品致敬),使美好的回憶變成記錄「當下」的明信片。

安特衛普的遊客

安特衛普的過去、現在與未來。
以藝術大師 Rubens 和 Breughel 的版畫,以及安特衛普於 1970 年代設計的「A」 字市徽表達「過去」。 透過捕捉安特衛普現況的明信片、建築物的不同面貌,包括好、壞和醜陋的一面, 從而刻劃「現在」。 透過在實地演繹系列的創新意念表達「未來」,展現對疫情過去後對安特衛普生 活的憧憬。

剪裁

系列剪裁鬆身而自信,舒適而自由。男裝主打風褸以至經典乾濕褸,西裝(甚至燕 尾服)的線條更柔和,並注入現代及未來氣息。 特長的衣袖及褲管展現我行我素的態度,迷彩服飾採用鐳射切割,經典褲款、七 分褲及工裝褲也加上圍裙裝飾。部分服飾的背面則採用類似挖空的高背設計。

顏色

系列用色豐富,涵蓋柔和淺色以至奪目鮮色,包括淡雅粉色、軍服色調、粉紅色、 迷彩色、螢光和淺淡的色調、青綠色、淺啡色、藏紅色、灰綠色、灰藍色、天藍 色、淺紫色、橙色、淺黃色、淺黃褐色、黑色、水藍色、橄欖綠色、藍綠色、橙 紅色、桃紅色和橄欖綠色。

印花、圖案與裝飾

手機內的私人照片和安特衛普的城市夜景,變成單獨或拼貼的照片印花。 獲安特衛普普朗坦-莫雷圖斯博物館獨家許可使用的蝕刻版畫檔案。
Peter Paul Rubens 的版畫《獵獅》(1642 年作)、《狩獵河馬和鱷魚》(1644 年作)及 《渡溪的馬車》(1638 年作)。Peter Breughel 的《聖安東尼的誘惑》(1556 年作)。 大英博物館館藏的中世紀安特衛普地圖(約 1747 年)。由 J van den Bouwhuysen 於 1970 年為安特衛普市設計的「A」字市徽變奏成幾何印花。

所用的照片主題:大教堂及聖安娜隧道等安特衛普的地標建築、海港裝卸碼頭的 吊機、市內主要廣場的雕塑、深夜在夜店拍攝的影像、安特衛普夜景、港口的摩 天輪、從 Dries Van Noten 工作室拍攝的日夜街景、辦公大樓,以及 Dries Van Noten 設計團隊的朋友彈結他、打鼓或在池畔的照片。

黏合在布料上的幻彩金屬及塑膠窩釘拼出不同圖案。經典男裝白襯衫等服飾配上

男裝的各種布料,包括強靭、精緻、簡樸、誘人、西裝以至工作服的布料。另外 還有套染棉布、精緻的半透明絲料、高級西裝布料、貼身衣物用的真絲、人造絲、 斜紋布、鐳射切割聚酯纖維、套染緞料。系列亦採用全反光迷彩布等軍用高科技 布料,以及印花牛仔布、運動網布、經典襯衫府綢和亮澤真絲。

配飾

特大的手挽袋以皮革或人造牛皮紙製造,採用奪目淨色或印上 Rubens 的版畫。 鞋履種類繁多,包括新款方頭運動鞋、滑板鞋、膨脹效果凉鞋、集涼鞋與木屐於 一體的鞋款、軟麂皮休閒鞋、卡其色便鞋及帆船鞋。漆面帶扣與皮帶相襯,而幼 鏈或耳環亦以色彩奪目的粉色琺瑯圓珠點綴。另外還有配上類似窩夫厚鞋底的經 典鞋款,以及猫眼型太陽眼鏡。

時裝展

時裝展以安特衛普的明信片為概念,以動態方式展示這座城市及系列。團隊在三 天內遊走安特衛普的 56 個地標,以照片和影片記錄穿上新造型的男女模特兒融 入四周的環境之中。照片由 Sofie & Maarten 拍攝。

配樂

影片以 Primal Scream 的經典歌曲《Loaded》作為背景音樂,而 Weatherall 亦在 歌曲開首加入電影《The Wild Angels》中 Frank Maxwell 及 Peter Fonda 的音頻樣 本。

DRIES VAN NOTEN 的話

「封城令所有人也非常難熬,特別是當我與團隊要開始設計這個系列時,感到處 處受阻,令人沮喪。我們都很懷念從前自由自在的生活,我們的情緒幾近崩潰, 不斷翻看手機內的照片,藉此回味生活和社交不受限制的時光。因此,我得出這 個構思……透過穿上系列的服飾,重現這些美好時光……現在歌頌美好的過去, 從而一同期待我們能再次重聚的未來!」

「我很享受在安特衛普的生活,也很慶幸決定在此設立公司的總部。我在這裡的 工作,讓我能與來到安特衛普的各地同事一起生活及共事,從而再次重溫這個城 市的美好。在這個系列中,我們透過各地的人和設計團隊成員的雙眼和私人照片, 再度欣賞安特衛普。了解他們感興趣的事物,以及他們對這座城市的印象,實在 很有趣。」

Dries Van Noten

 

DRIES VAN NOTEN GREETINGS FROM ANTWERP

MEN SS 22 COLLECTION — A COLLAGE OF ANTWERP

An emotionally charged and intimate homage to a life of carefree fun and freedom in the city.

An insistence on a return to revelry, lazy summer vibes, decadence, and freedom.
A visceral outburst of energy, an expression of and response to the frustration and limitations of being stuck in Antwerp. A future life grasped and brought into the present.

A life that can be sensual, suave, and carefree. Chill yet intense, bold yet intimate and personal, audacious yet discreet.

The culturally kaleidoscopic view of one city disclosed through many intimate, rough & ready, pre-pandemic images stored in the phones of the international members of the Dries Van Noten design studio. A curated selection of these images is printed on garments as either full images or within collages (a nod to the seminal work of artists Isa Genzken and Robert Rauschenberg). Nice moments in memory become postcards of the ‘Now”.

ANTWERP TOURIST

Antwerp of the past, the now and the future.
The past expressed using prints by Rubens and Breughel and the A logo for the city in the 1970s.
The ‘now’ expressed through the post postcards taken of the city today, a love of the city’s architecture in all its facets, the good, the bad and the ugly.
The future through the creative vision of the collection worn in situ and that expresses a vision on what life in the city will look like once the pandemic has passed.

FORM

Relaxed yet confident volumes. Ease and freedom. The linchpins of a Man’s wardrobe, from the Parka to the traditional trench, suiting (even a tuxedo) in softer forms and all with a twist for today and tomorrow. Nonchalance is underpinned by extra elongated sleeves and trouser legs. Garments in camouflage are laser cut. Aprons are superimposed on classic and 3⁄4 leg pants. Cargo pant aprons. The backs of some garments are high and seem scooped out.

COLOUR

A spectrum from tender and muted to bold tones. Powdery pastels. Military Drab. Pinks, camouflage, acid to alkaline, lime, mocha, saffron, sage, slate, sky, lilac, orange, custard, fawn. Ink. aqua, olive, turquoise, salmon, peach, olive.

PRINT, PATTERNS & EMBELLISHMENT

Photo prints of personal photos from phones, used alone or as collages, images of nightlife of city nightscape. Archival etchings used with the exclusive permission of the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp.

Prints by Peter Paul Rubens: “The Lion Hunt” from 1642, “The Hippopotamus and Crocodile Hunt” from 1644 and “A Waggon Fording a Stream” from 1638. Peter Breughel, “The temptation of Saint Anthony” from 1556. A medieval map of Antwerp, from the British Museum circa 1747. The “A”, a logo from the city of Antwerp from 1970 designed by J van den Bouwhuysen, becomes a geometric print.

Subjects of photos used: Ionic Antwerp cityscapes such as the cathedral and the Sint- Anna tunnel. Cranes in the loading docks of the harbour, statues in the city’s main square’s, images caught in late night clubs late at night, city nightscapes, the Ferris wheel at the harbour, views of outside captured from the Dries Van Noten atelier during day and night, office buildings, friends of the Dries Van Noten design team playing guitar or drums, relaxing by the pool.

Iridescent studs in foil and plastic, bonded to fabrics, create patterns. Scarves attached to existing garments such as a classic man’s white shirt, disrupt their allure and intent. Tropical prints and classic intarsia in knits.

FABRIC

A full spectrum of all fabric qualities and types of a Man’s wardrobe from the robust to the fragile, the sensible to the slinky, tailoring to workwear. Overdyed cotton’s, fragile and translucent silks, suave luxury suiting fabrics silk lingerie viscose twill laser cut polyester overdyed satins. Military grade technical fabrics such as fully reflective camouflage. Printed denim, sports mesh, classic shirting poplins, sheer silk

ACCESSORIES

Extra big carrier bags in leather or faux brown paper are in strong solid colours or printed with Ruben’s prints. Footwear ranges from a new square nose sneaker, sliders, and “puffy” sandals to a hybrid of a sandal and clog, moccasins in soft suede a khaki loafer and the boat shoe. Belt buckles are lacquered to match the belt’s leather, and enamel ‘pearls’ in strong pastel colours hang on fine chains or as earrings. Classic shoes are mounted on deep waffle like soles. Big cat eye sunglasses.

PRESENTATION

Postcards of the city. A look book in movement across the town and collection. Over three days a podium was carried to 56 iconic places around the city of Antwerp where looks of the collection were shot, as still and moving images, on men and women and in unison with their surroundings. Photography by Sofie & Maarten.

MUSIC

The video plays to the sound of Primal Scream’s iconic “Loaded”. At the start of the song, Weatherall added an audio sample of Frank Maxwell and Peter Fonda from the film The Wild Angels.

QUOTES FROM DRIES VAN NOTEN

“Lock down was hard on all of us and especially when I started to design this collection with my team as it was very restrictive and frustrating. We all yearned for a time when our lives were more free. We found ourselves almost bursting out and going through photos on our phones, needing to relive memories of moments when life was carefree and sociability possible. And so the idea was born…. Bring these moments to life again though wearing them… Anticipate the future we will all certainly enjoy together again by celebrating such moments already lived now!”

“I have always loved my life in Antwerp and enjoyed my choice to base my company in this city. Through my work here I have had the pleasure of reliving Antwerp over again through the lives of the International members of my team who have come to live here with us. With this collection we see Antwerp through the eyes and photographs of international residents of the city, members of my design team. It is always interesting to see what captivates their attention and how the city we know speaks to them.”

Dries Van Noten

New Summer Styles In the OMEGA Sunglasses Collection

With a reputation for excellence and iconic craftsmanship in watchmaking, OMEGA has extended those same qualities into its unique Sunglasses Collection. This summer, the range has grown with 23 new styles for men and women that offer a luxurious and elegant spirit with the unmistakable look of OMEGA’s famous timepiece designs.

WOMEN’S SUNGLASSES

The latest styles in the women’s range are deeply inspired by the legendary OMEGA Constellation timepiece line.  Three distinctive shapes have been added to the women’s line, including a soft pilot metal shape with a double bridge; a cat-eye acetate frame embellished with metal profiles on the front; and a square-shaped acetate frame. A wide choice of colours and lenses are available for each style.

MEN’S SUNGLASSES

Engineering and innovation is at the forefront of the men’s Sunglasses range. Remaining true to OMEGA’s history of technical quality, each pair is enhanced with its own unique details. Three new shapes are available for gents. Again, all styles are offered in a variety of colours and lenses