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Nombre Noir
The ultra-stylised, look-don’t-touch eroticism of Serge Lutens was a dominant theme in fashion and beauty throughout the 1980s and 1990s. READ MORE
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Détail
Nature, organic shapes, geometric abstraction and Brazilian genius meet hot hot hot sunshine in the exuberantly Modernist urban design of Lucio Costa and Robert Burle Marx READ MORE
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Garden Of One’s Own
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Exuviae Beauty & Skin
Hydra Beauté
How perfectly peachy. Get set, simply glow for it, by addressing the day-to-day stressors that hassle our faces with the sumptuous science of CHANEL Hydra Beauty. READ MORE
Essays Assembled Words
The Black Panther
Ten movies and two miniseries with themes of racial politics, social injustice and Black power to kickstart your Black history habit on-screen. READ MORE
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O Rio De Janeiro
Nature, organic shapes, geometric abstraction and Brazilian genius meet hot hot hot sunshine in the exuberantly Modernist urban design of Lucio Costa and Robert Burle Marx READ MORE
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Compulsory Lessons
Get some clarity about the pervasiveness of racism in our collective thinking, as well as our institutions. We’re starting with this dynamic dozen. READ MORE
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1936: The Buenos Aires Affair
THE BUENOS AIRES AFFAIR: Could you be the most beautiful room in the world? Why Jean-Michel Frank’s interiors for the Kavanagh Building in Buenos Aires bring tears to the modernist aesthete’s eyes. READ MORE
Exuviae Beauty & Skin
Primavera, Spring Beauty
Cherry blossoms explode upon a deserted boulevard as tufts of green sheathe the trees to announce a brand new season, just like clockwork. READ MORE
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La Nouvelle Bourgeoise
Feline and fickle, she’s on the prowl—up and down the bougie boulevards and in and out of the boîtes de nuit. She playfully types Cinéma Gaumont, Champs Elysées, 1973 into her Uber’s destination box, but it protests with null results. Paris never really changes, and neither must you, Françoise. READ MORE
The Discerning Wo/man Menswear
Gangs of Seoul
Episodes of corruption and dark morality, starring hard-boiled mobsters straight outta Watanabe Katsumi’s records of lowlife Tokyo, or classic Hong Kong cop flicks of the 1980s. It’s the chaos of cool, as Seijun Suzuki evangelised. READ MORE
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Claroscuro
When darkside games meet classical purity, we’re betting on forbidden fruits for the win. Up the ante, play your ace and observe, come morning, that pearly beauty and perfection come hand in hand with corruption. READ MORE
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Blow Up
What do we Quant?The experimental shapes and hopeful colours of 1960s fashion! When do we Quant it? Now! Postwar yet pre-hippie, the radical elegance of miniskirted mods is a pendulum that just keeps swinging… READ MORE
Hero/Heroine Cover Story
Comme Un Garçon
You say Cary Grant, I say Fran Lebowitz. You say Arthur Miller, I say Inès de la Fressange. When boundaries between man and woman dissolve, the modern epicene flourishes. Binaries, opposites and a whole load of contradictions map out the wo/man. READ MORE
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La Pause
Theatrical fantasy and inimitable glamour are offset by blasé nonchalance, and the mood is louche. In an unexpected landscape backdropped by seas of dunes, the essence of an indefatigable iconoclast is restored sporting anything but neutral. READ MORE
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CIAK!
Filmed after World War II, Federico Fellini’s acclaimed satire, La Dolce Vita, hints at an exasperated offspring of repressed female expression. Her contemporary: all about contrasts—sharp and soft, playful but pragmatic, blasé and quick-witted at the same time. READ MORE
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Dior Pop-up at Harrods
Dior

A tribute to the iconic department store and its home city, London, Dior launches an exclusive pop-up shop in Harrod’s, featuring double deckers and black cabs. Punctated in the Mizza leopard print, inspired by Dior’s long-time muse Mizza Bricard the pop-up presents a collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri with a set conceptualised by an Italian artist Marco Lodola. The pop up is due to stay in Harrods throughout August 2021.

August, 2021
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Harrod’s, 87–135 Brompton Road, London SW1X 7XL

Photo: Vogue
‘Higher Love’ Spring Summer 2022 Collection
Ganni

Creative Director Ditte Reffstrup, comes back with an upbeat and energetic Spring Summer 2022 collection. Drawing inspiration from everything Ditte and the team missed over the past months, the collection is a celebration of life and love for it. Throughout Copenhagen Fashion Week Ganni schedules a four day digital experience through digital talk shows, social media presentations and events that will culminate in a physical show on 12th of August.

Thursday, 12 August 2021; 17:00 – 17:30 CEST

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@ganni

Photo: Ganni
‘The New Spirit’ Spring Summer 2022 Collection
Baum und Pferdgarten

The Spring Summer ‘22 collection by Baum und Pferdgarten, titled “The New Spirit”, is a continuation of Pre-Spring 2022. Drawing inspiration from Alvar Aalto, a Finnish modernist architect and designer and particularly his fascination with swimming pools, as well as his emphasis on the relationship between architecture, nature and the human body, ‘The New Spirit’ reimagines what a visitor to such pool would wear – bold garments for easy living, athleisure and hints of swimwear.

Wednesday, 11 August, 2021; 18:00 – 18:30 CEST

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@baumundpferdgarten

At the table
Net-A-Porter

Net-A-Porter releases a Home section with a timely introduction to a new tableware subcategory, for those of us that picked up a cooking/baking hobby or two over a turbulent year of confinement. Attending to a variety of customer styles and preferences the range presents brands such as L’Objet, Laetitia Rouget, Ginori, La DoubleJ.

Spring Summer 2022 Collection
By Malene Birger

Headed by Maja Dixdotter, the By Malene Birger Spring Summer 2022 presents long-lasting investment pieces with a conscious approach and a modern bohemian attitude. Nodding to the past – nomadic Scandinavian roots and contemporary minimalism, the collection is presented digitally via a video directed by Stephen Kidd.

Wednesday, 11 August, 2021; 17:00 – 17:30 CEST

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@bymalenebirger

Photo : Maison Margiela
A FOLK HORROR TALE: ‘ARTISANAL’ 2021 COLLECTION
Maison Margiela

A film that balances a mix of John Galliano’s personal insights and previously unreleased footage of the creative processes and delves deep into the designer’s inspirations and unveils a nostalgic inner world. The Maison Margiela ‘Artisanal’ 2021 collection is a reflection of the designer’s intertwined love for the outdoors, childhood and storytelling that resulted in a collection that is a thrilling make – believe of his own mind, or a story of a folk character who saw herself through a piece of broken glass scattered throughout the collection.

Thursday 8 July 2021; 3pm BST
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Photo: Mark Niedermann
Life: An Exhibition
Olafur Eliasson

In his new exhibition the Berlin based, part Danish, part Icelandic artist challenges our conventions of art, nature and cultural institutions, as well as life. Taking place at Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland, the visitors are invited to navigate the galleries through a network of walkways through a collective experience, where lines between the outdoors and indoors have been removed and the inside is flooded with water from adjacent lily pond, dyed green and filled with life.

Sunday 13 June 2021 – Sunday 18 July 2021
Open Monday – Sunday; 10am – 6pm | Book Your Tickets
Fondation Beyeler, Baselstrasse 101, Basel, Switzerland

Photo: Hermes online
Twilly Eau Ginger
Hermès

Christine Nagel, the nose behind the scent, encapsulates the smell for a joyful, yet mischievous and spicy younger sister full of boldness and attitude. The latest scent in the Twilly d’Hermès trilogy fits in impeccably with the rest of the collection using ginger as one of the notes, but makes it very youthful by combining it with peony, and cedar.

Photo: Paco Rabanne
Spring Summer 2022 – Lively & Vibrant
Paco Rabanne

Julien Dossena’s latest collection is perfectly balanced by its unique location – presented on a rooftop of Monaco’s Hexa Grace, designed by Victor Vasarely, with sunny skies and the Mediterranean sea in the background. Underpinned by vibrancy and lively geometric designs, the designer references the architect’s creative language – expressions of solid shapes and bright patterns adorned by elongated silhouettes in shimmering and dynamic pieces.

Tuesday 29 June 2021; online
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Les Femmes d’Alger
Pablo Picasso

In 1954 began one of the most prolific periods of Picasso’s art – in three months he produced 15 oil paintings and more than a hundred sketches and prints. Inspired by Eugene Delacroix’s Women of Algiers (1834 and 1849) and using the same thematics but his own expression he created paintings distorting the female shape, saturating them with colour, or returning to his cubist comfort zone and desaturating with grey shades. The special exhibition by the Nationalgalerie of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin showcases Picasso’s alternative perspective on painting and his uniqueness in artistic variation.

Friday 21 May 2021 – Sunday 29 August 2021

Open Tuesday – Sunday; 11am – 6pm | Book Your Tickets
Museum Berggruen, Schloßstraße 1, Berlin, Germany

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London, England
Dior Pop-up at Harrods
Dior

Fashion & style—Christian Dior Autumn Winter 2022 in an exclusive pop up in Harrods, London.

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August 12, 2021 Copenhagen, Europe
‘Higher Love’ Spring Summer 2022 Collection
Ganni

Fashion & style—“Higher Love”, GANNI Spring Summer 2022 collection

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August 11, 2021 Copenhagen, Europe
‘The New Spirit’ Spring Summer 2022 Collection
Baum und Pferdgarten

Fashion & style—“The New Spirit” Baum Und Pferdgarten Spring Summer 2022

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At the table
Net-A-Porter

Home & interior—NET-A-PORTER launches home category

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August 11, 2021 Copenhagen, Europe
Spring Summer 2022 Collection
By Malene Birger

Fashion & style—By Malene Birger presents Spring Summer 2022 at Copenhagen Fashion Week

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July 8, 2021 Online
A FOLK HORROR TALE: ‘ARTISANAL’ 2021 COLLECTION
Maison Margiela

Cinema & Moving Image—Directed by John Galliano and Olivier Dahan, the French fashion house releases a film exploring the creation of the ‘Artisanal’ 2021 Collection.

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Basel, Switzerland
Life: An Exhibition
Olafur Eliasson

Art & design—In Life, nature breaks into Beyeler Foundation, making its interior a natural landscape.

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Twilly Eau Ginger
Hermès

Beauty & fragrances—Hermès unveils its latest fragrance to join its Twilly d’Hermès tribe – Twilly Eau Ginger.

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June 29, 2021 Monaco, Europe
Spring Summer 2022 – Lively & Vibrant
Paco Rabanne

Fashion & style—Julien Dossena for Paco Rabanne SS22 presents a collection full of bright colours and bold patterns.

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Berlin, Germany
Les Femmes d’Alger
Pablo Picasso

Art & design—The exhibition brings together a large portion of his work, normally scattered worldwide as well as showcases contemporary art inspired by Picasso’s very own Les Femmes d’Alger.

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This is Virginia Woolf’s first collection of essays, published in 1925. In them, she attempts to see literature from the point of view of the ‘common reader’ – someone whom she, with Dr Johnson, distinguished from the critic and the scholar. She read, and wrote, as an outsider: a woman set to school in her father’s library, denied the educational privileges of her male siblings – and with no fixed view of what constitutes ‘English Literature’.