As first presented in the hall of magic mirrors during Milan fashion week, the Exquisite Gucci collection was designed by the House’s Creative Director, Alessandro Michele for Fall-Winter 2022. The emphasis on tailoring was the show’s organizing theme, but the headline was Michele’s collaboration with adidas. Merging sartorial tradition and sportswear codes, he added the brand’s trademark stripes and emblem to suits and an array of ready-to-wear.
A Note From Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele
I’ve always been charmed by cinema. For its power to tell stories that can probe human adventure and its drift. For its visionary power to dig up in the real, making it vertiginously imaginative and questionable. Such a careful look on the human, after all, is so close to me. I could never imagine clothes as severed from the story and life of the person wearing them. If you ask me, a garment is not, and never will be, just a piece of fabric. It’s rather the means through which we are able to unfold who we really decide to be, it’s how we shape our desires and the ultimate sense of our staying. That’s why I’ve always imagined my collections as films able to convey a cinematography of the present: a score of stories, eclectic and dissonant, that can sacralize the human and its metamorphic ability.
The “Exquisite” campaign is my tribute to cinema and to one of its brightest maestros, Stanley Kubrick. A philosophic filmmaker who, better than others, emanated the magic of that inextricable knot through which cinema exudes life and magnifies it. I’ve always admired Kubrick’s remarkable capacity in tackling very different subjects. His experimental drive goes beyond any possible categorization. Every film, in fact, digests the manifold souls where dystopia meets parody, drama becomes human comedy, horror looks like a psycho-philosophic treatise, the feeling of truth evolves into the uncanny. Kubrick was, in essence, a real sculptor of genres: the “cross-genre” director, ahead of his time. His ability to build stories that exceed significance, crossing borders and setting labels on fire, has always been deeply inspiring to me.
As an act of love, I decided to reinhabit Kubrick’s films, pushing to the core this incendiary approach. I took the liberty of disassembling, blending, grafting and reassembling them. Sticking to my creative praxis, I seized those movies, romanticizing them, populating them with my clothes. Trying to create short circuits where the adidas gown, that had already lost its status of sportswear to become a Victorian costume, appears as a new character in the script of Barry Lyndon. The dress designed by Laura Whitcomb, wearing which Madonna grabbed the New York spotlight in the nineties, fits in the gothic scenes of The Shining. The mysterious darkness of the enigmatic ritual of Eyes Wide Shut embraces a venus in fur, embellished with sensual bourgeois pearls. And more, the 90s shoes with a fetish flavor explode through the frames of A Clockwork Orange. Finally, the dreamiest evening dress dangled in soft tulle ruches bursts into the aseptic and dystopian space of the Discovery One in 2001: A Space Odyssey. This situationist game mixes historical plans, references, experiences. The past explodes into the present. Everything can become anything, or something else. As in that famous scene of Kubrick’s masterpiece, where the bone turns into a spaceship. As in life.
With “Exquisite” I carry on my attempt to mingle high and low, this time coherently and synergistically with the grammar of the great director. In the selected sequences it feels like Nietzsche, Kant and Freud speak casually to the people in the street. The biggest questions about the meaning of life become pop images. Complex transfigurations in terms of significance, get immediate access in terms of experience. Everything comes to be iconic, symbolically sophisticated, though able to reflect on a culture that we can definitely identify as pop. I chose Kubrick also for this, after all. What he created is part of our collective imagination. Since he was a diviner of vision, his works are as recognizable as the Sistine Chapel, the Virgin of the Rocks or The Simpsons. Manipulating his images, inside a brand new semantic framework, is like hacking La Gioconda. Plus the inspiration and the empathy only possible through the fictional cinematographic machine.
This involvement generates a change of state that is very significant for my job: clothes get closer to bare life again. They turn into highly imaginative functional prostheses, and they do so to tell a story. A story that shatters, enchants, tortures, ignites. Because it’s the story of the human that dwells in each and every one of us. As Stanley Kubrick knew too well. And also Milena Canonero, a very dear friend of mine, who accepted my invitation to go back over some of the scenes that hailed her as an undisputed star in the history of costume design. Her presence in this project is moving for me, a very precious gift.
– Alessandro Michele
Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “A Clockwork Orange,” “Barry Lyndon,” “Eyes Wide Shut,” and “The Shining” are available to own today on Blu-ray and Digital.
Gucci Attache, the house’s latest bag style. The Attache Bag is characterized by an adaptable “G” clasp at the bottom of the strap which transforms the silhouette into a stunning half moon shape. This style draws upon a playful 1970s aesthetic and reaffirms the house’s ongoing efforts in gender inclusivity, offering eight distinct unisex styles.
A piece of contemporary design created from the awareness of a modern attitude and of the intentional revival of a historical object from the archive: Gucci Attache is a bag that reinterprets tradition and the system of House codes while transporting a silhouette, which draws from an intuition and an attitude of the 1970s, into the present through a narrative and gesturality outside the confines of gender, feminine or masculine.
Attache, like the French word for “hook,” like the geometry with which, through the power of symbols, can be defined as onomatopoeic because it closes onto itself like a hook. Or like the metallic hook that attaches the two corners. Attache, therefore, is the bag that progresses from a half-moon design encompassed by the Web, distinguished by a metal G that opens and closes its silhouette.
Versatile as a symbol, in shape, and in volume, the Gucci Attache is presented as the essence of a very current attitude and gesturality. Both in its medium and small sizes and in the diverse ways it can be worn, either on the shoulder or across the body, the line presents that appeal that only objects with dual functions can have.
“I was fascinated by the bag after having laid upon it a casual and fleeting glance while I was in the archive… Immediately, a desire took shape to reinterpret it and include it in the Love Parade collection for the fashion show in Los Angeles because its silhouette, typical of the Seventies, projects a very modern attitude that convinced me to draw out an eclectic symbol that could express the idea of a dual function. It is its G-shaped clasp detail, with its mechanical origin, that makes it the joining link between a bourgeois spirit, typical of an object of this kind, and the functionality of the world of utility,” says Alessandro Michele, Creative Director of Gucci.
With its interchangeable straps, in leather or the Web, that allow it to become both a shoulder bag and a handbag, the Gucci Attache is an item of design that is both transportable and ergonomic, living in contact with the body, a perfect silhouette to add to a hypothetical collection of objects of desire. In other words, of those wonderful, useful, inseparable objects that in the culture of contemporary living, have become bags.
The Gucci Attache is featured in a campaign that Art Director and photographer Max Siedentopf shot against a metropolitan backdrop, underlining the same symbols that form the meaning of this bag: references and perspectives that together, know how to create that glam-utility that is the expression of a culture of appearance and practicality. Two elements that create a desire for beauty.
Truong was born in Houston and attended Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design, majoring in interior architecture. Truong’s mother was a real estate agent and often remembers visiting open houses, “Not so great homes.” Upon witnessing numerous lackluster spaces, Truong became interested in transforming them, “After you see so many, the first thing you kinda wanna do is [ask yourself the question] … how do I improve this space?” It was then that she started her journey as an interior designer. Thus, once she finished her academic career, she quickly concluded that staying in her hometown would be financially advantageous. After all, this is Act I of their renaissance.
Dang, a Vietnamese native, also studied at Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design and holds a degree in Interior Architecture. In the course of adolescence, her insatiable desire for placement and texture was evident. She has a memory of collecting design magazines and cutting pages. While in college, she studied abroad in Central Europe. This tour was an eye-opener for interior inspiration.
When Covid-19 struck, completely locking down Houston’s city center, it adversely affected multiple businesses within a variety of sectors. On the upside, the economic downturn allowed Dang and Truong to solidify their atelier at a much lower price point. Nevertheless, the design dyad remained positive and became more sensitive to the growth and development of their enterprise, “You win some, you lose some.” To date, their agency has witnessed an increase in new accounts, resulting in more than twenty divestitures since its inception.
Very Handsome Studio enthusiastically works in tandem with a plethora of establishments as well as a myriad of restaurants flourishing in the vicinity of their headquarters. Still in its infancy, Truong and Dang of VHS are far beyond achieving what they never imagined.
SAN ROMAN, the solo music project of multi-disciplinary artist Alexa San Román, shares her brand new single, “Messy.” The song is the title track off her forthcoming debut album, set for release later this year. Written by Alexa herself, “Messy” is a nostalgic, pop/rock anthem that reflects on the mess that our lives can sometimes be and that even though it can feel frustrating and like you’re never going to get out of that mess, you just have to push through to the otherside. Listen to “Messy” now HERE.
SAN ROMAN also shares the accompanying self-directed and self-edited video for the track, which is premiering now on The Honey Pop. Viewers are taken through the halls of her childhood home as she provides the backing instrumentals for the track, only furthering the DIY approach to Alexa’s new solo project. Watch the video now HERE.
About the song, Alexa says, “The title track of my upcoming album, ‘Messy’ is about running in place. That feeling when you try to punch something underwater & the moment of slight amusement when things are so bad you can’t help but to laugh. It’s finding the motivation to nonetheless still get up outta bed and wade through the metaphorical mess. ‘When my world fell down around me, I caught fire but I’ll be fine.’”
“Messy” follows her debut single, “Stay Where You Are,” a hard-hitting alt/rock song about people who don’t want to put in the work to change their bad habits, and blame everyone else in the process.
Born in Los Angeles & raised in New York, Alexa began her music career in 2005 when she received her first guitar as a Christmas gift. Growing up on Long Island, NY her first steps into music were through the hardcore scene, earning her first role of guitarist at 16 in the local favorite Love, Robot. Soon after the band realized her vocal chops were being overlooked she was promoted to front woman and the band would go on to enjoy 10 more years of success with her at the helm, eventually breaking into the coveted Warped Tour scene and gaining fans around the world. It was during this time she started honing in on her visual talents, filming music videos for her own band and eventually breaking out to do others. To this day alongside her musical endeavors she is in high demand as a director and has shot for Journeys, D’Addario, Hopeless Records, Fearless Records and countless independent artists.
After laying the foundation for her future in music and growing up alongside Love, Robot the group disbanded and thus was the birth of her second project, the alt-rock duo group Heirsound. Here she would continue with her signature brand of music- strong yet melodic guitar leads and thoughtful emotional lyricism and find success and a fanbase that to this day is still consuming their music. Following three successful EPs the duo posted a public farewell statement and went their separate ways.
After her five year hiatus from music since Heirsound’s disbandment, Alexa San Román is back with a fervor, adapting her last name as her newest project’s name and moving forward with only one bandmate- herself. SAN ROMAN is a culmination of years of musical experience and at the same time a fresh start for the singer. Citing loss and the pain of watching time pass as some of her main inspiration, her newest record is a diary entry put on play, loud. San Román’s newest venture is the arrival of an artist that is finally ready to stand alone.
The iconic IT bag of this summer, DIESEL 1DR bares it all in a new campaign featuring sun, sea and skin.
Photographed by Paul Kooiker and art directed by Chris Simmonds, under the creative direction of Glenn Martens, the campaign celebrates the 1DR bag as the only accessory needed for the summer: straightforward, sexy, confident, irreverent, easy and fun but also genderless and versatile. An embodiment of DIESEL’s DNA, compressed into one unmissable accessory.
The 1DR bag was launched in Spring 2022, and it quickly became a must-have accessory, spotted all over the world. Since its introduction, the 1DR bag has been constantly sold out in stores and online.
New color variants are featured focused on both matte and mirror leather finishes, with an affixed silver nickel rounded “D” logo plate, available in several sizes from the classic crossbody bag to the mini one.
Pre-order is now available online at diesel.com for U.S and Europe based customers. For sold out items, pre-orders are being taken this summer, with shipment expected at the end of August.
360 MAGAZINE has compiled a list of the most refined and chic products to gift to those you love the most. Whether they love sports or prefer to indulge in the latest fashion trends, you can find everything you’ve been in search of with this guide. As the aspirational watch in the spotlight, it is Dolce & Gabbana. DG7 Ruby 40mm watch valued at $195,000.
Gucci Father’s Day GiftGuide
With an array of leather goods, ready-to-wear picks, shoes, watches and accessories, you’ll find everything and more that you’re in search of from Gucci. Including adorned pieces from the Love Parade and GG Canvas in Blue collections, make sure to dress your loved one up this Father’s Day with a touch of Gucci.
Louis Vuitton Father’s Day Gifts
Sporting an impeccably diverse range of goods, you’re sure to find the perfect gift amongst Louis Vuitton’s Father’s Day gift guide. Along with beloved fashion-favorites, the luxury house has created an assortment of luggage, games, recreational gifts, furniture and more. Our favorites include the gradient surfboard, chic bike, stylish basketball hoops and trendy golf bags.
Dolce&Gabbana x Jujutsu Kaisen
DG and Japanese anime series Jujutsu Kaisen create a refreshing no-gender aesthetic collection. Referencing DG DNA and Japanese street style, pieces in the collab are extremely modern yet artistic.
The collection takes influence from the expressive districts of Shibuya and Harajuku in Tokyo. Merging with DG, we see an array of tees, sweatshirts, jackets and accessories on display.
Oakley Mumbo and Pro M Frame
Coming from Oakley’s MUZM collection is the reinvented Mumbo and Pro M Frame. The original style released in 1989, becoming swiftly popular in SoCal amongst the beach scene. Adorned with Mumbo Hybrid® lenses and Pro M Frame Heater® lenses both, each design sports increased color/contrast supported by Prizm™ technology.
Louis Vuitton Driver Moccasins
Designed by the late Virgil Abloh comes Louis Vuitton’s driver moccasins. With two differing versions that come in a selection of seven color palettes, the LV driver can be mixed and matched with differing materials to give any desired look. Originally designed by Virgil Abloh, the LV driver is a rich piece of LV history and is completely fashionable.
Quiksilver x Stranger Things
Surf lifestyle company Quiksilver and Netflix collaborate to celebrate Season 4 of the one and only Stranger Things. Working on the project closely for nearly three years, we see the release of the joint apparel collection. Each piece has a very specific, nostalgic feeling to it, as Season 4 of Stranger Things is set in the 1980s. Sporting classic 80s styles, each piece has the Quiksilver-surf vibe to it!
Reebok and London-based streetwear label Maharishi announce their first collaboration, bringing Maharishi’s military design ethos to Reebok’s heritage-inspired Classic Leather Legacy AZ (GW4452, $150), available beginning June 10.
Founded in 1994 by Hardy Blechman, Maharishi is defined by its ‘pacifist military design’ aesthetic and focus on deploying products that are practical, long-lasting, and offer an unforgettable presence. For their first collaboration with fellow UK brand Reebok, Maharishi have applied this approach uniquely to the Classic Leather Legacy AZ, a modern interpretation of Reebok’s timeless Classic Leather running shoe inspired by the archival Aztec II and adapted with contemporary shaping and material application.
“The Classic Leather Legacy AZ looks futurist and modern whilst retaining what makes it an iconic shoe,” commented Maharishi. “A big part of our design ethos is exploring duality, so this shoe – being a design classic infused with ultra-modern sensibility – fits well.”
The sneaker draws inspiration from United States military flight suits and uniforms, featuring a nylon construction based on historic military jackets, contrasting black ripstop panels in reference to the olive/black patch insignia used on traditional camouflage uniforms, and 3M reflective highlights for added visibility seated atop the iconic Reebok gum sole.
G-SHOCK NEW COLORWAYS
New colorways for G-SHOCK’s popular MOVE lineup of men’s fitness watches. Now available, the GBD200UU-9, GBA900UU-3A and GBA900UU-5A are offered in neutral colors to achieve a city-inspired look that matches any athleisure outfit.
Additionally, each model shows the current date, day of the week, and time or training data captured. Further, MOVE models come equipped with standard G-SHOCK technology including shock resistance, daily alarms, 200M water resistance, and a full auto calendar.
DG sports an assortment of all-new and classic designs. With an array of must-have accessories including watches, handbags and shoes, we see DG take a on fresh, playful spirit.
DG showcases pieces that you can’t find anywhere else; like their glossy flower-shaped bag and rich gold timepiece. Emulating incomparable DG vibes, any piece will be the perfect addition to your collection.
Inspired by military night operations, Bremont s502 Jet and Supermarine Chrono Jet are bravely designed.
Cotton Side-Sleeper Pillow
Eli & Elm puts and end to uncomfortable, sweaty nights with the cotton side-sleeper pillow. The pillow is engineered to support your head and neck while its latex noodle filling significantly reduces heat retention and increases breathability.
Specially designed for side sleepers!
Conforms to the head and neck for proper support and alignment
Removable latex and polyester filling let you pick the perfect height
Latex noodle fill supports optimal airflow for a cooler pillow
Smooth cotton cover is designed to dissipate heat
Measures 17” x 29”
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Rado Luxury Timepieces
Opulent Swiss watch company Rado redefines watch-wearing with their captivating, distinctive designs. With a selection of styles, shapes, and sizes, it’s easy to become drawn to Rado’s pieces.
The True Square Automatic Open Heart timepiece showcases a square sculpture. Moreover, the piece is scratch-resistant and utilizes a high-tech ceramic case for an added layer of security. The R27073702 and R27086162 are offered in white and black, as pictured below.
Dolce&Gabbana Casa Collection
The Dolce&Gabbana Casa Collection is presented through a series of images that combine a classic aesthetic and a contemporary sensibility. The first Advertising Campaign of the new line dedicated to the art of home living transports the viewer into a dreamlike dimension where the objects of our everyday life meet inspiration and become pieces of unique design and creativity. The Blu Mediterraneo, Carretto Siciliano, Leopard and Zebra themes dominate the scene with their iconic patterns and references to Dolce&Gabbana’s most authentic DNA.
The photographs, shot by the duo Mert&Marcus, recall the traditional imagery of the Renaissance artistic nudes, while alluding to the aesthetic of the Dolce&Gabbana 2000s campaigns. The models’ silhouettes delicately blend with their surrounding, bringing out the Collection’s uniqueness. The campaign’s pictorial style draws the spectator into the oneiric and artistic world of Dolce&Gabbana’s furnishing creations.
In the campaign’s video contributions, the poetic aspect is further emphasised by the words of a love letter: Dolce&Gabbana Casa thus becomes the ideal space in which emotions and sensations find expression through the creativity of special objects.
Bold Beach Swimwear
As summer continues to heat up, Bold Beach Swimwear is here to give you your next favorite swimsuit.
With individuality in mind, Bold Beach’s swimsuits are stylish and designed to fit your body’s needs. Gone are the days where you try on a top and wish it was tighter on the straps. Or a bottom and wish it had more coverage.
Every swimsuit is adjustable to give you your perfect and comfortable amount of support and coverage. Founder Alexa McNeal was tired of only seeing the restrictive sizes that only made her feel bad about her body and everything that didn’t fit her right. She wanted to feel good in her bathing suits and knew that she could make one that fulfilled that desire, for herself and other women.
Each item has an adjustable feature and ranges in sizes from XS to 4XL.
G-SHOCK Women’s Watches
With warmer temperatures and summer holidays right around the corner, the latest colorful and water-resistant models from G-SHOCK Women and BABY-G have you covered. Offered in a variety of colors and throwback styles like baby pink, clean white and transparent resin and built-in water and shock resistance, G-SHOCK is the perfect summer accessory for any outdoor activity.
The early 2000’s is one of the hottest trends this summer, with mini skirts and chunky accessories making a huge comeback. Anyone looking to add a sweet and fun flare to their outfit should opt for the GMAS140NP-4A ($110) or GMS5600MF-6 ($190), while the BGD560S-6 ($79) and BG169R-2C ($79) offer a cool retro flare.
With warmer weather comes more activities and longer days. The BA110RG-7A ($120), BGD565-1 ($79), GMAS200M-4A ($130) and the BG169M-4 ($79) were all designed with the on-the-go woman in mind, perfect for transitioning from the office to a night on the town.
BABY-G is the perfect accessory for the hottest summer days. With a wide selection of water-resistant models like the BGD560S-8 ($79), BA110SC-2A ($96), GMAS140-2A ($99) and BG169R-2 ($79), these watches are perfect for any lake, beach or pool day.
Gucci’s High Jewelry Collection
Gucci’s new High Jewelry Collection, as envisioned by creative director Alessandro Michele, is the third act of Hortus Deliciarum. This collection presents five intricate themes: The Grand Tour through Italy, Kaleidoscopic Beauty, The Pearl, The New World, and The 1970s.
Gucci Pet Collection
The House introduces Gucci Pet Collection —a wide-ranging selection of items designed for dogs and cats that combines high-quality materials and craftsmanship with innovation, and many of the House’s signature motifs. Apparel includes polos, T-shirts, knitwear, and coats, distinguished by a vibrant palette and playful, signature motifs like all-over strawberries and hearts to Interlocking Gs and the classic monogram, also seen in the House’s ready-to-wear, creating opportunities for matching looks.
The Sharkbyte deck shoe is lightweight and features a durable water- resistant canvas upper, rear pull tab for easy on, and a reinforced leather panel at the heel for easy off. They not only look and feel great, but also keep you safe and sure-footed, thanks to our signature non-marking, slip-resistant chevron outsole.
Focus, Energy and Immunity to help with your productivity routine! The Patch Brand offers vitamin-infused patches with powerful ingredients that fit perfectly into our fast-paced lifestyles. Unlike gummies and pills that only partially absorb into your system, this clean and simple alternative releases 100% of your vitamins over 24 hours via a small, discrete patch. The brand launched in August and is quickly making its mark in the health and wellness industry with five vitamin patches targeting sleep, focus, stress, energy, and immunity. Available on Amazon.
Bring your morning coffee to the library or early morning lecture with MyBevi. What sets this brand apart from competitors is how easy it is to carry your phone, keys and a tumbler while on-the-go. The collection offers stainless steel tumblers for everyone that are made to endure all weather conditions and activities. Once you’ve got your coffee fix, quench that thirst with ice-cold water. Eco-conscious consumers will be glad to know that this small family business is doing its part to provide sustainable solutions for a healthier future for our planet. Affiliated with ShareASale/Skimlinks & Amazon.
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Multi-platinum, 12-time GRAMMY Award-winner John Legend today debuted the latest single from his forthcoming album, “Honey,” featuring Muni Long. Sexy and silky with elements of R&B, pop and jazz woven throughout, the track is available to stream/download HERE. Watch the accompanying lyric video HERE.
“Honey” was produced by Ryan Tedder, Steven Franks, Lindgren and Tommy Brown, with Legend and Long serving as co-writers on the track along with Melanie Joy Fontana, HARV, Gregory Heinn, Lindgren, Franks, Tedder and Brown. While Long and Legend previously worked together as songwriters, “Honey” is their first collaboration as recording artists.
One of the most streamed and buzzworthy artists in the R&B/hip-hop landscape today, Long is currently dominating Urban and Rhythm radio with her #1, platinum breakthrough smash “Hrs And Hrs.” Before breaking out as a solo artist, she spent the last decade behind the scenes co-writing hits for other artists including Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Ariana Grande, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, and Selena Gomez, to name a few.
“Honey” is the second track from Legend’s forthcoming album following the project’s lead single “Dope” featuring rapper J.I.D. Watch the accompanying music video, directed by Christian Breslauer, HERE.
Legend will return to Las Vegas for the second leg of his critically acclaimed residency, “Love in Las Vegas,” with shows running from August 5 through 20 and October 14 through 29.
On Friday, July 1 Drai’s Beachclub invites guests to jumpstart the weekend celebration with a splash. Grammy-nominated artist, Rick Ross, is expected to hype up the crowd during his nightclub performance with hot hits like “Hustlin” and “Outlawz” on Friday, July 1. On Saturday, July 2, Drai’s Beachclub will welcome him to the stage for daytime performance. Ross recently dropped hit singles “Receipts” with Scotty LVX and “Feelings” with DaBoyDame featuring EST Gee.
On Saturday, July 2, Gucci Mane will keep the party going with his nightclub performance, followed by a daytime performance at Drai’s Beachclub on Sunday, July 3. The Grammy-nominated artist is expected to perform his new top-charting single, “Serial Killers.”
On Sunday, July 3, Billboard Music Award winner, Ne-Yo, will wrap things up with his first-ever nightclub performance. During Drai’s 90s and early 2000s themed “House Party,” he’s expected to perform crowd favorites like “So Sick” and “Because of You.” Ne-Yo recently dropped his new hit single “Don’t Love Me.”
Drai’s Beachclub is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday – Sunday and transforms into Drai’s Resort Pool, open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., from Monday – Thursday. Drai’s Nightclub is now open from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday – Sunday, and Drai’s Swim Night is now open Thursday nights from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. The upcoming Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub lineup can be found HERE.
Found 11 stories high and surrounded by panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip, the sweeping 35,000-square-foot Drai’s Beachclub is famous for unforgettable pool parties, luxurious cabanas and bungalows, and live performances. In addition to two full-service bars, Drai’s Beachclub offers more than 75 luxurious VIP tables under an awning of towering palms. The upcoming Drai’s Beachclub lineup can be found HERE.
Drai’s is the only nightclub in Las Vegas that offers full-length concerts by today’s top-charting artists. Every weekend, Drai’s LIVE concert series brings big names like Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, and 2 Chainz to the rooftop of The Cromwell, with banner performances set to the stunning backdrop of the lights of the Las Vegas Strip. The upcoming Drai’s LIVE concert lineup can be found HERE.
Photo credit: Radis Denphutaraphrechar, Chelsa Christensen & Mike Kirschbaum
GEORGE MICHAEL FREEDOM UNCUT is a poignant and moving tribute to the legacy of one of Britain’s greatest performers. In his final work, George Michael reclaims the narrative of his career, personal life, and controversies. Throughout the film, Michael reveals openly and honestly the two distinct sides of his life: his very public music career and his private personal life that cameras never truly saw. Michael was heavily involved in and dedicated to making of this documentary before his tragic passing in 2016, making GEORGE MICHAEL FREEDOM UNCUT an incredibly special posthumous release.
The newly released clip shows the story behind creating one of George Michael’s iconic pieces “Freedom! ’90,” To view the clip with the song and video discussed by Sir Elton John, Mark Ronson, John Paul Gaultier, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, and more, click HERE.
In the clip, Sir Elton John sums up the pioneering spirit of the video, “It changed the whole face of how videos were done. The video said everything. It was genius and it was a revolutionary thing,” with Naomi Campbell adds, “George pitched it to me in L.A. and his exact words were, ‘You’re the leader of the gang and unless you say yes, the rest of the girls won’t.’”
“Freedom! ’90,” directed by Oscar nominated David Fincher, has been recently remastered in 4K and will screen in full ahead of the main feature in cinemas worldwide. For local listings for the global cinema event, visit georgemichaelfreedomuncut.com
Meanwhile, in celebration of George Michael’s iconic album Older, Sony Music will release a deluxe, limited-edition box set on July 8. The set will also be available in digital/CD/2LP formats. Older was George’s third album as a solo artist and would see him experimenting with new musical styles and expanding his artistic horizons. Hailed by critics as a triumph, it told the story of an extraordinary period in the life of the man who wrote, recorded, and produced it, as he journeyed through one of the most turbulent periods of his professional and personal life.
Furthering an ever-evolving narrative, the House presents Gucci Blondie – a line of handbags that draws inspiration from an archival style defined by a rounded rendition of the signature Interlocking G, as seen in patent documents from 1971. The emblem takes center stage on the collection’s distinctive silhouette, as Alessandro Michele continues to traverse time, gently drawing out the threads of storylines waiting patiently to be found and given a new voice.
The Gucci Blondie, which first debuted within the Love Parade fashion show in Los Angeles, reflects the Creative Director’s ability to effortlessly bridge eras through his creations. This temporal resilience is reflective of an essence that is both chameleonic and charismatic, a combination that allows the line, like many others of the House, to remain contemporary, no matter the year. The modern-day iteration is a stylistic progression of the original, infused with striking details that speak to a free-spirited and independent persona.
The Gucci Blondie offering spans sizes, silhouettes, and details, from a versatile messenger that can be worn on the shoulder or across the body with the included Web or leather straps, to a smaller day-to-night style whose included chain strap can be tucked inside to transform it into a clutch. A miniature version, also featuring interchangeable and adjustable leather and Web straps, rounds out the selection. Designs are available in leather, suede, and GG canvas, with a varied palette for both the bags and the Web straps.
The Gucci Blondie is presented through a new campaign, envisioned as a love letter to New York, as a cast of characters are captured against the backdrop of some of the city’s most celebrated landmarks. Reportage-style shots evocative of an analog age are filled with candor and spontaneity, portraying impromptu moments of heritage in motion and dynamically converging past, present, and future in every frame.
Founded in Florence in 1921, Gucci is one of the world’s leading luxury fashion brands. As the House marks its 100th Anniversary under the Creative Direction of Alessandro Michele, with Marco Bizzarri as President and Chief Executive, Gucci moves forward into the coming decades with an ongoing commitment to redefining luxury, while celebrating the creativity, innovation, and Italian craftsmanship at the core of its values.
Gucci is part of the global luxury group Kering, which manages the development of a series of renowned Maisons in fashion, leather goods, jewelry, and watches.