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Guggenheim Bilbao 25th Anniv

On 18 October 2022, the Guggenheim Bilbao will mark the 25th Anniversary of its grand opening. Following on from the wide range of commemorative cultural and artistic events held so far this year, and after a record summer in terms of visitor numbers, between September and December the Museum will intensify its Anniversary celebrations.

As with the previous programs held, the events taking place over the coming months will be in line with the values that inspire this milestone: celebration, the Collection, gratitude, inclusiveness and the strength of unity, pride and belonging, and not forgetting transformation and projection into the future, also reflected in the slogan chosen for these commemorations: “Art Inspires the Future.”

Here are a few of the events scheduled for the coming months:

Francisco Escudero’s Symphony No. 3 (Mythological Symphony) [September 25]
Performed by Sociedad Coral de Bilbao Children’s Choir, Ensemble Kuraia, Andoni Alemán (narrator) Museum Atrium

Symphony No. 3 (Mythological Symphony) is undoubtedly one of the greatest works of the final creative period in the life of composer Francisco Escudero, which uses a stunning set of sound and vocal resources to bring together avant-garde music and a series of disparate literary and musical elements—some of them from Basque lore. Drawing inspiration from Basque mythology as depicted in the tales collected by Jose Miguel de Barandiaran, the Symphony is written entirely in Basque.

This concert will take place in the same year that Ensemble Kuraia, like the Museum, commemorates its own 25th anniversary.

Ecologies of Water [October 6] Museum Auditorium

The Guggenheim Bilbao Museum will be hosting the international symposium “Ecologies of Water,” highlighting the importance of the collaboration between the artistic, scientific, and technological worlds for the necessary conservation and regeneration of ecosystems.

Looking particularly at bodies of water, which are vital to the survival of human beings and other species, the aim of this event is to encourage dialogue and interdisciplinary collaboration, and to identify common areas of transnational work, bringing together some of Europe’s leading experts.

Organized in collaboration with the European Commission initiative STARTS4Water and the members of its consortium, including Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto (Italy), Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary – TB21 (Spain/Austria), V2_Lab for the Unstable Media (Netherlands), BOZAR and Gluon (Belgium), which will be represented by various guest speakers at the event.

In addition to the researchers and representatives of international organizations convened, this event will be attended by figures from the Basque territory, which is understood as a key scenario for reflection on account of its unique historical ties with water economies, pertaining to both seas and rivers. In this regard, the symposium will feature the participation of artist Cristina Iglesias, present through two of her works from the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Collection.

Other confirmed participants include artist Mark Ijzerman; Paolo Naldini, Director of Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, and Amalia Zepou, former Deputy Mayor of Athens.

The Missing Element [October 14, 15, 16, 17]
Streets of Bilbao; outside the Museum, Atrium, Auditorium

In this series of stimulating performances, a group of dancers from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s Works & Process program will combine different disciplines such as rap, beatbox, and break dance within the Museum’s immersive architecture. A purely contemporary show which will be held in different places around the city as well as inside the Museum.

Pop-up Performances in Bilbao:

  • October 14: 12 pm noon: Plaza Moyúa and opposite the Regional Council of Biscay (Diputación Foral de Bizkaia) building; 6:30 pm on the Puente del Arenal bridge and in Plaza del Arriaga.
  • October 15: 12:30 pm in the Plaza Nueva, 6:30 pm on the Puente del Ayuntamiento bridge, and opposite City Hall. Performances in the Museum:
    • October 16: 12:30 pm and 8:30 pm
    • October 17: 6:30 pm Meeting of the Boards of Trustees of the Guggenheim Foundations, and 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner [October 17]
      As part of the Anniversary celebrations, the Museum will host a joint meeting of the Boards of Trustees of the Guggenheim Museums in Bilbao, New York, and Venice. That same evening there will be a special edition of the Museum’s Annual Gala Dinner.

Opening of the Exhibition Sections/Intersections. 25 Years of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Collection [October 18]
Curated by: Lekha Hileman Waitoller, Manuel Cirauqui, Geaninne Gutiérrez- Guimarães, Lucía Agirre, and Maite Borjabad, curators of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

Sponsored by BBK
All galleries in the Museum

An ambitious exhibition showcasing the Collection, which will take over all the Museum galleries in a thematical presentation of its artistic holdings, tracing new connections between multiple languages and highlighting major milestones and tendencies in the history of modern art, represented paradigmatically by works from the Collection. This show is exceptional in many ways, including large-format and site-specific pieces that will be presented publicly once more.

Free Admission Weekend [October 22 and 23]
Just as every year around the dates of its grand opening, and with even more reason to do so this year, the Museum will be open with free admission on Saturday October 22 and Sunday October 23.

Artistic Action with Museum Members [25 October] Technology Supporter LG-Oled
Museum Atrium

The Museum will be hosting a new performance action by Argentinian artist Cecilia Bengolea as a way to thank Members for their close relationship and loyalty over these past 25 years. The action will include the participation of some 450 Museum Members.

Known for fusing video installation art and performance, Bengolea is presenting a site-specific action in the Museum’s most iconic space, the Atrium. Accompanied by four dancers and a DJ, the action combines dancehall beats with a visual journey through archive footage, which will show the construction of Frank Gehry’s building, as well as avatars that will embody the materials that make up the Museum and some of its works of art. Mist, alabaster, and titanium take on corporeal form on the screens and will dance in a collective choreography with dancers and participating Museum Members.

Merging video and performance, and through scanning and rendering processes, the artist’s body in movement mutates into creatures from worlds of fiction. A device will replicate this methodology live during the performance, so that participants and the collective body they form are reflected on the screens, turned into material avatars as well.

Denontzako BBKartea for All [October 25–December 2] Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

The Denontzako BBKartea for All campaign, to celebrate the Museum’s 25th Anniversary, will be running from October 25 to December 2. Through this initiative, all Basque citizens can visit the Museum for free.

Sponsored by BBK, one of the Museum’s Strategic Trustees since its foundation, this initiative is a way of involving the community and thanking them for giving the Museum a firm grounding, the key to its success over these years.

Tickets can be booked from October onwards.

Recital by Joaquín Achúcarro [November 3] Museum Atrium

Within the context of the Museum’s Anniversary and coinciding with Bilbao-born great pianist Joaquín Achúcarro’s 90th birthday, the maestro will be giving a recital in the Atrium, remembering his unforgettable performance at the grand opening of the Museum in 1997.

Art & Music Concerts [November 19, December 17] Museum Atrium

The Museum presents a new musical proposal, the Art & Music concert series, with cutting-edge figures in the context of the Museum’s architecture and exhibitions. This initiative, which will be launched in November as part of the Anniversary celebrations, will also run throughout next year. The first two editions taking place in November and December will include two major proposals: Mastodonte and El Niño de Elche & Refree, respectively.

Immersions [December 3 through 11] Museum Atrium

As the finishing touch to the Anniversary celebrations, Immersions will be a free show of large-scale mapping projections with light and sound offering the public an immersive experience. The show is sponsored by Seguros Bilbao, a company of Grupo Catalana Occidente, and Trustee of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Museum since its foundation.

A continuation of Reflections, the spectacle created by British studio 59 Productions on the facade of the Frank Gehry–designed building for the Museum’s 20th Anniversary in 2017, Immersions now takes the history of the city and of the Museum inside the building, where the organic architectural forms of the Atrium will act as a canvas to the projections.

Following the major milestones that have marked the history of the Museum, and inspired on the original soundtrack, Immersions will put the audience at the center of a unique all-encompassing light and sound show, turning them from mere observers into participants in an immersive sensory experience.

Tickets can be booked through the Museum’s website in November.

Past projects held as part of the 25th Anniversary:

Art Events:
Monira Al Qadiri: Holy Quarter (March 10–June 12)
-Jean Dubuffet. Ardent Celebration (February 25–August 21). Sponsored by BBK
-Motion. Autos, Art, Architecture (April 8–September 18). Sponsored by Iberdrola and Volkswagen Group
-Serra/Seurat. Drawings (June 9–September 6)
-The Otolith Group: Horizonte O (June 23–October 9)
-Exhibition project Basque Artist Program (July 8–September 6)

Cultural and Celebratory Events:
18 Events within the TopArte Program: such as Loraldia Festival, Zinegoak, and the first edition of the Bilbao Blues Festival. Coming soon: Festivals FAB, Dantzaldia, MEM, or ACT, among others.

Musical Performances Program:
Gabriel Erkoreka’s Hamar (April 30 and May 1)
-The World Is a Museum, with Kirmen Uribe, Sociedad Coral de Bilbao, and Euskadi Brass (May 11 and 12) -Concerto for Two Anniversaries, with the Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa-BOS (June 18). Sponsored by Fundación EDP
-Deabru beltzak: Symfeuny (June 24)

Tickets available HERE.

Polestar 3 by Polestar Press via 360 Magazine

Polestar 3 Premieres on October 12

The SUV for the Electric Age – Polestar 3 Premieres on October 12

Polestar cars (Nasdaq: PSNY) will premiere its first SUV, Polestar 3, at a launch event on October 12, 2022, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Featuring Polestar CEO, Thomas Ingenlath, and Polestar Head of Design, Maximilian Missoni, the event will be live-streamed globally beginning at 1 p.m. EST, allowing consumers a glimpse at the brand’s debut in the SUV market. For those who want to tune in, the live broadcast will be available at https://youtu.be/oga1XJAX8ms.

Polestar 3 is a powerful, design-led electric performance SUV that appeals to the senses with a distinct shape while providing excellent driving dynamics. “We had to ask ourselves: ‘what should a modern SUV look like?’ Polestar 3 defines the SUV for the electric age, and in designing it we addressed some of the fundamentals of the archetype: proportions, stance, and aerodynamics,” says Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO.

Built on a new all-electric technology base, Polestar 3 also features the latest in high-tech components. This includes a centralized core processor from NVIDIA, and a long list of advanced safety systems from Volvo Cars and leading industry suppliers such as Zenseact, Luminar and Smart Eye.

At Polestar, performance means more than straight-line acceleration. At launch, each version of the Polestar 3 will feature a rear-biased dual motor powertrain and torque vectoring via a dual-clutch system on the rear electric motor. Delivered as standard, adaptive dual-chamber air suspension, and active dampers will allow Polestar 3 to switch between comfort and firm suspension dynamics while adjusting to the road conditions once every two milliseconds (500 Hz).

“It’s this instant ability to transform from a comfortable cruiser to a sharp, agile performance car in less than the blink of an eye that makes Polestar 3 special as an electric performance SUV,” continued Ingenlath. “It also benefits from a low center of gravity and wide track for ultimate stability, and an exciting feeling behind the wheel.”

The optional Performance Pack provides the Polestar 3 with 517 hp and 671 lb.-ft. of torque, along with Polestar Engineered chassis tuning for the active dampers and air suspension. Polestar’s signature Swedish gold details are also added, including valve caps, seat belts and a laser-etched interior light strip.

Additional information regarding Polestar 3 will be shared throughout the event on October 12. Join the live stream to learn more about the brand’s SUV for the electric age.

About Polestar 

Polestar Automotive Holding UK PLC (Nasdaq: PSNY) (“Polestar”) is a Swedish premium electric vehicle manufacturer. Founded by Volvo Car AB (publ.) (together with its subsidiaries, “Volvo Cars”) and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd (“Geely”), in 2017,  Polestar enjoys specific technological and engineering synergies with Volvo Cars and benefits from significant economies of scale as a result.  

Polestar is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, and its vehicles are currently available and on the road in markets across Europe, North America, China, and the Asia Pacific. By 2023, the company plans that its cars will be available in an aggregate of 30 markets. Polestar cars are currently manufactured in two facilities in China, with additional future manufacturing planned in the USA. 

In the US, the local Polestar office is located in the New York metro area, in Mahwah, New Jersey. Polestar Spaces have been opened in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Orange County, Calif.; New York City; Denver, Colorado; Boston; Central and Southern New Jersey; Dallas and Austin, Texas; Detroit; Minneapolis; Phoenix; Seattle; Atlanta; Charlotte, North Carolina; Connecticut; South Florida; and Washington D.C., with more to follow in Central California, the Pacific Northwest, and Hawaii. 

Polestar has produced two electric performance cars. The Polestar 1 was built between 2019 and 2021 as a low-volume electric performance hybrid GT with a carbon fiber body, 619 hp, 738 lb-ft of torque, and an electric-only range of 52 miles (EPA) – the longest of any hybrid car in the world.  

The Polestar 2 electric performance fastback is the company’s first fully electric, high-volume car. The Polestar 2 model range includes three variants with a combination of long- and standard-range batteries as large as 78 kWh, and dual- and single-motor powertrains with as much as 476 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque. 

From 2022, Polestar plans to launch one new electric vehicle per year, starting with Polestar 3 – the company’s first electric performance SUV which is expected to debut in October 2022. Polestar 4 is expected to follow in 2023, a smaller electric performance SUV coupe.  

In 2024, the Polestar 5 electric performance 4-door GT is planned to be launched as the production evolution of Polestar Precept – the manifesto concept car that Polestar released in 2020 that showcases the brand’s future vision in terms of design, technology, and sustainability. As the company seeks to reduce its climate impact with every new model, Polestar aims to produce a truly climate-neutral car by 2030. 

In March 2022, Polestar revealed its second concept car, an electric performance roadster which builds on the design, technology and sustainability ambitions laid out by Precept and showcases the brand’s vision for future sports cars. The hard-top convertible presents an evolution of the unique design language first shown by Precept and emphasizes a dynamic driving experience. The concept further develops the focus on sustainability and technology, aiming towards greater circularity. Polestar confirmed in August 2022 that a version of the concept will be produced as the Polestar 6 electric performance roadster, with launch expected in 2026. 

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Arab Fashion by Arab Fashion Council Press via 360 Magazine

Arab Fashion Week Returns

Arab Fashion Week Returns to Dubai Design District with an International Line-up of Women’s Shows and a Pioneering Collaboration

  • Barbie will take center stage through global collaboration with Lebanese designer Jean Louis Sabaji
  • For the first time, Arab Fashion Week will host over 35 designers from the MENA region, as well as Europe, Asia, and the Americas, within the d3 space and on its B2B platform
  • Eco-conscious brand The Giving Movement will debut its new clothing line FiftyMade
  • Sustainability and fashion tech will be paramount on the runway

Michael Cinco, Arab Fashion Week

In a strategic partnership, the Arab Fashion Council and Dubai Design District (d3) are delighted to announce the return of Women’s Arab Fashion Week with Couture FW 22/23 and Spring Summer 2023 Ready-To-Wear shows taking place at d3 from October10-15, 2022.

Staged within the city’s design and fashion pulse, the creative world – and more than 35 designers – will unite in Dubai at d3. Supported by TECOM Group PJSC’s creative platform, the six-day calendar will be packed with runway shows, an international collaboration, roundtable talks, and activations.

As the global fashion industry continues to emerge from the pandemic, Arab Fashion Week will welcome regional and international editors, buyers, industry leaders, and global celebrities, to view a curated selection of fashion-forward designers from the MENA region, Europe, the Americas and Asia.  A roster of new designers and returning ones are expected to be on the season’s dynamic calendar and La Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, the French body responsible for coordinating Paris Fashion Week, will once again present Paris-based label Weinsanto.  It will be the fifth occasion in which Weinsanto participates at Arab Fashion Week, highlighting the ever-growing relevance of Dubai to global brands.

The Giving Movement

An occasion of firsts, UAE-based brand, The Giving Movement will debut its new range of clothing named FiftyMade on the catwalk, while Atelier Forger will take centre stage as the first Syrian label to showcase at Arab Fashion Week.

Emerging and established designers from as far afield as Mexico, Nicaragua, Thailand, Malaysia and Ukraine will also be participating in Arab Fashion Week for the first time – and these are in addition to names from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Turkey, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, France, the UK, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, Paraguay, and Belarus.  Some 23 countries will be represented in total.    

Furthermore, Arab Fashion Week will kick off with a special event commemorating Barbie, the 2021 recipient of the Fashion Icon Award. The Arab Fashion Council forged a one-of-a-kind collaboration with the world’s most diverse doll, tapping Lebanese couturier Jean-Louis Sabaji as the first Arab designer ever to work with the global icon, following similar partnerships with Balmain and Moschino. The historic capsule will be unveiled on October 10 at d3.

Jean Louis Sabaji

To usher in the season of physical presentations, the runway shows will be broadcasted on live screens positioned around the d3 space. The public will also be invited to view the live shows via the Arab Fashion Week and Arab fashion Council social media platforms.

Khadija Al Bastaki, Vice President of Dubai Design District (d3), said: “We are proud, with our strategic partner the Arab Fashion Council, to announce the line-up for this autumn’s Arab Fashion Week, which will be by far, the largest edition to date with more than 35 designers set to hit the runway over the six-day event – from all corners of the world. We look forward to welcoming the creative community to d3 to engage, connect and be inspired, and to see many emerging and established talents hit our runway for the first time, as well as to partake in workshops, panels and wider activations. It is very much our mission at Dubai Design District to elevate the creative ecosystem here in Dubai and the wider region with opportunities to showcase, tap into new stakeholders and audiences, and – most importantly – rethink the regular. Arab Fashion Week continues to be at the very heart of our regional fashion industry while also taking the global narrative on all that is happening here in our region to new heights, further growing Dubai’s reputation as a global fashion hub.  We look forward to welcoming all fashion lovers and enthusiasts.”

Khadija Al Bastaki, Vice President of Dubai Design District (d3)

Mohammed Aqra, Chief Strategy Officer of the Arab Fashion Council, says: “The Arab Fashion Council is focused on its ardent mission to build strategies and bridge the divide between international companies and regional ones – structured in a way that supports the Council’s mission dedicated to fostering and supporting the global trajectories of our local talent and businesses that represent our creative heartlands. We are very excited about having pioneered a global collaboration between Barbie and Lebanese couturier Jean-Louis Sabaji, the first Arab in history to work with the global icon. We also celebrate Arab Fashion Week’s success as the region’s #1 creative platform, propelling its designers onto a global stage and before international brands, buyers, and worldwide media. Together with d3, we continue to champion Dubai’s role as the region’s fashion capital.”

Mohammed Aqra, Chief Strategy Officer, Arab Fashion Council

Serge Carreira, Head of Emerging Brands Initiative, La Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, said: “We are pleased to continue to strengthen on the long-run the collaboration with the Arab Fashion Council. Some of our most promising talents could build strong and consistent relationships and explore the market in the region season after season. This contributes undoubtedly to pave the way for a global success.”

The Arab Fashion Council is also pleased to announce the participation of its international corporate sponsors: Meta, Microsoft, Windows, Electra, Schwarzkopf professional, KIKO Milano, Waldorf Astoria DIFC, Launchmetrics, Ferronato Switzerland, and Quintessentially.

Serge Carreira, Head of Emerging Brands Initiative, Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode

For more info on Women’s Arab Fashion Week, visit:
www.arabfashionweek.org
www.instagram.com/arabfashionweek/

The Top Five European Music Festivals

Summer is prime time for lovers of live music. It’s festival season. It’s the perfect time to be outdoors in the sun, watching your favorite artists take to the stage to deliver one incredible performance after another.

Europe is one of the best places to come for music festivals. There are a plethora of events across the continent, with some of the best gigs in the world taking place here. 

If you’re coming from outside the European Union and Schengen Area for a festival, make sure you get a visa, if necessary, as well as your ticket! If you’re from a visa-free country, just remember your passport. However, in the near future, the ETIAS will become mandatory for visa-exempt travelers. If that includes you, make sure to register online before going to Europe.

Mad Cool Festival

A recent addition to Europe’s roster of music festivals, Mad Cool launched in 2016. It has quickly become one of the biggest and most popular festivals on the continent.

Taking place in the Spanish capital of Madrid, Mad Cool features an eclectic mix of top artists from all genres. The 2022 edition saw Metallica, Florence + the Machine, The Killers, Jamie Cullum, Carly Rae Jepsen, Phoebe Bridgers, Twenty One Pilots, Jack White, and Pixies, among many others, take to the stage.

After a successful 5th anniversary in 2022, Mad Cool looks set to be a mainstay of Spanish summers for years to come. 

It has been described as “Europe’s answer to Coachella” by the Independent and reviews have been very positive. Critics praised the design of the layout, which allows concertgoers to move from stage to stage quickly and easily to catch their favorite acts.

One possible downside is that there is no camping at Mad Cool, so you’ll have to sort out accommodation yourself and make your way to the festival grounds each day.

Tomorrowland

Often described as “the biggest electronic music show on Earth”, Tomorrowland is the party to end all parties. This massive event features a huge lineup of the biggest names in electronic music. 

Tomorrowland takes place in July in the appropriately-named town of Boom in Belgium. The 2022 lineup features such talent as Martin Garrix, Eric Prydz, Armin van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Marshmello, Amelie Lens, Adam Beyer, and NERVO.

One of the unique and interesting features of Tomorrowland are the food areas. Like many festivals, there are many kinds of food on offer, from Indian to Greek to Italian. The big difference is that Tomorrowland 2022 featured a beautiful pavilion close to the Freedom Stage with a waterfall structure pouring from the ceiling.

Primavera Sound

The second Spanish festival to make the list, Primavera Sound is a classic. The legendary Barcelona-based festival offers a wide range of acts to enjoy in the summer sun by the glistening Mediterranean.

The 2022 lineup featured the likes of Massive Attack, The Strokes, Lorde, Dua Lipa, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Gorillaz, Tyler The Creator, Beck, and many, many more.

Primavera Sound is a must for any music festival lover and Barcelona is the perfect place in which to enjoy it. 

That said, if you like camping in a field, that’s not an option here. The festival takes place in the city, so you’ll have to find accommodation separately.

NOS Alive

NOS Alive is one of Portugal’s biggest music festivals, and it’s not hard to see why! The Lisbon-based event has been picking consistently great lineups since it started back in 2007, and the Portuguese capital is a wonderfully vibrant city to host it.

You can expect an eclectic mixture of up-and-coming artists, current hit-makers, and all-time classic acts during this epic weekend in July.

2022 saw Imagine Dragons, Metallica, The Strokes, Da Weasel, Faith No More, Phoebe Bridgers, Royal Blood, Caribou, and many more names grace the Portuguese stage.

Glastonbury

Not just one of the biggest festivals in Europe, but one of the biggest on Earth. Glastonbury is the UK’s mecca of music; the pinnacle of Britain’s festival calendar. Brexit aside, you can’t make a list of Europe’s top 5 festivals without including Glastonbury!

The huge roster of acts feature some of the best in the world. 2022’s festival included everyone from Paul McCartney to Billie Eilish; from the Pet Shop Boys to Lorde. Kendrick Lamar, Robert Plant, Diana Ross, Elbow, Foals, Olivia Rodrigo, Fontaines D.C., and Primal Scream were among the many other names on the bill.

The only thing to watch out for is the weather. Glastonbury may be in the middle of June, but England is notorious unreliable for good weather and many past editions of the festival have been known for becoming mud baths due to the rain. Pack boots and wet weather gear just in case!

Elle Decor inside 360 MAGAZINE

Elle Decor × Suzanne Dimma

KO Média is excited to unveil the Fall issue of ELLE Decoration Canada, featuring a glimpse of designer Suzanne Dimma’s eco-conscious cottage in Ontario’s Haliburton County. Accessible by water, Dimma’s refuge in the wild is a warm, uncomplicated, relaxed cocoon where nature is the main source of inspiration. “Creating a connection, a conversation with one’s surroundings, is of the utmost importance,” says the designer. With a focus on wood in all its glory, plus a palette of stone greys and sky blues, Dimma honors the notion of the summer cabin—once the final resting place of that old family sofa—into a new, stylish, year-round living space.           

The Fall issue will also introduce readers to another great lover of nature, architect Maxime Frappier, who has rooted his family life in a minimalist glass home amid the forests of Lanaudière, Quebec. Further afield, in the outskirts of Milan, Dutch architect Geert Koster demonstrates how to combine solitude with socializing in a contemporary, sustainable home inspired by the region’s traditional stables. Also in Italy, artist and sculptor Othmar Prenner has crafted an Alpine cabin in the Lunga Valley whose unique design features have got to be seen to be believed.

In keeping with the theme of nature, this issue is an ode to wood in décor, art and home life. We deep-dive into West Coast sculptor Neshka Krusche, who gathers, cinges and shapes cedar logs to make stunning eco-driven art. Readers with kids will also enjoy our list of the latest, greatest and most handsome wooden toys, guaranteed to add natural flair to their rumpus rooms. We also discover a game-changing 1952 design with a spotlight on Danish designer Arne Jacobson’s Ant chair.                             

Finally, in décor we turn to two Canadian gallerists for tips on purchasing (and displaying) art, share our latest favourite Canadian lighting designs and catch up with experts in the carpet industry to get their opinions on the season’s most exciting underfoot looks. We also explore a new kind of online space for vintage design collecting.

The Fall issue of ELLE Decoration Canada will hit stands and Apple News+ on September 26, 2022. 

A Model’s Guide

Listen to Jarel ‘Jay’ Jordan chat with Vaughn Lowery on the 360 MAG Amazon / Spotify podcast HERE.

Jay Jordan, an emerging model, breaks back onto the scene with professionalism, pride and perseverance. After modeling during a NYFW SS23 presentation at Daylight Studio for Terry Singh, he has a zoom chat with Move Like Water × Be Fluid author Vaughn Lowery.

Even though Jordan just signed a deal with esteemed One Management, he understands he wants to prove his inner demons wrong. When he talks to Lowery, he begins to realize that he needs to keep doing things differently. They talk about self-care, punctuality, personal touch, spending time alone with your booker so you can stay in their minds.

Since the lockdown as a result of COVID-19, the industry has suffered greatly from models and agents who have lost their jobs. In fact, The Industry Model Management closed the doors of their Miami office during the two-year hiatus.

With spellbinding eyes, good bone structure in tandem with natural hair, Jordan could well be what the advertising and fashion sector needs to help rebuild their monarchy.

Special thanks to Nobis and New York Men’s Day (NYMD).

LQQK Studio × Reebok

Today, design collective LQQK Studio and Reebok have unveiled their first official collaboration featuring two iterations (GY7109/GY7110, $120) of the iconic Classic Leather. Available in unisex sizing, both pairs launch September 16 exclusively from LQQKSTUDIO.COM, followed by a September 21 global release for the “green camo” colorway (GY7110) from Reebok.com and select retailers. LQQK invites consumers to 109 Montrose Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. for a special event Friday, September 16 through Monday September 19, 12:00pm EST – 7:00pm EST, where they’ll have early access to the LQQK-exclusive Classic Leather (GY7109) colorway, with complimentary food, beverage, and promo apparel to be provided.

Brooklyn-based screen printer and design collective LQQK Studio has put its own creative spin on Reebok’s most well-known silhouette, the Classic Leather, resulting in printing-inspired shoe that people of all backgrounds can connect to, while encouraging creativity and evolution.

“Reebok is a classic brand that holds a special place in a lot of people’s hearts,” commented LQQK Studio Founder Alex Dondero. “I think streetwear functions in a funny way that creates a uniform that people subconsciously fall into, so it’s important to constantly evolve, and Reebok is willing to embrace that.”  

Reflecting the studio’s deep roots in street culture, art, and fashion, LQQK’s Classic Leather offers a leaf-printed camouflage design over a white gum outsole. The first pair arrives in ‘bubble gum’ and ‘pine green’, with the latter done in ‘wild brown’ and ‘bright ochre’, with both featuring detailed LQQK branding at the tongue, window box, and heel.

“When we designed this shoe, we wanted a printed pattern to be the main focus,” continued Dondero. “We didn’t want to make a white shoe that doesn’t push the envelope. That’s how we came up with this wild printed pattern shoe… The Printer’s Shoe!”

Product photography (HERE) showcases LQQK’s favorite screen printers in action: “We visited Brooklyn’s Pegasus Prints (@pegasus_prints) and Baltimore’s Carpet Company (@carpetcompany),” added Dondero. “These two print shops fully embody what it means to be hands-on printmakers, and both produce incredible work!” 

The LQQK Studio x Reebok Classic Leather capsule drops September 16 exclusively from LQQKSTUDIO.COM and the Brooklyn, N.Y. launch event,  followed by a September 21 global release for the “green camo” colorway (GY7110) from Reebok.com and select retailers.

Cynthia Rowley speaks to IMG and guests at GLAM SLAM during NYFW via 360 MAGAZINE

IMG GLAM SLAM

‘Offers an opportunity to be engaged with progressives and new age entities that are like-minded, while striving to make an impact on global culture with innovation… And, don’t forget that inaugural activations of this scale create inevitable connections for life simply based on memorable introductions.’Vaughn Lowery, 360®

Vaughn Lowery attends IMG’S GLAM SLAM during NYFW wearing 53045 sneakers reported by 360 MAGAZINE

IMG Fashion Events, a subsidiary of Endeavor, and Spring Studios, the creative agency for fashion, beauty and culture, and the home of New York Fashion Week: The Shows, announces the creation of a new consumer event: ‘Glam Slam’ – a fashion and tennis experience. The ‘Glam Slam’ will take place Thursday, September 8 – Monday, September 12, 2022, on the Rooftop Terrace of Spring Studios in Tribeca. For the inaugural event, IMG and Spring Studios have partnered with Chase Sapphire to develop a unique program that spans both fashion and sports, combining the best of both worlds.

The ’Glam Slam,’ which takes place during two of New York’s biggest tentpole franchises, the final Tennis major of the year and New York Fashion Week, will celebrate the intersection of tennis and style through a series of daily programming, screenings and hospitality. IMG’s in-house production agency, FOCUS, will produce a full- size tennis court on the roof top of Spring Studios that will serve as the event location for ‘Glam Slam.’

The ‘Glam Slam’ will feature five days of screenings, fashion presentations, limited merch collaborations and appearances from A-list tennis and fashion stars, allowing consumers to experience an exclusive slice of both tennis and fashion during these two quintessential NYC moments. The Glam Slam’ line-up includes IMG Tennis, a division of WME Sports, client, Maria Sharapova, among other tennis stars to be announced, and the fashion industry’s most stylish tennis enthusiasts including Laura BrownCynthia Rowley and Maison Kitsuné, with additional talent to be announced.

“Glam Slam is the natural evolution of our mission to create cultural experiences through the lens of fashion. There is no other company that can tap into an ecosystem of fashion, tennis, culinary and consumer ticketing experiences, all under one roof. This is the first in our expanding portfolio of new IP and consumer franchises that we are developing across the Endeavor network out of IMG Fashion Events,” said Leslie Russo, President, IMG Fashion Events & Properties.

“Glam Slam is at the core of Spring’s future – partnering with our clients and communities to create culturally defining IPs and experiences, capturing the zeitgeist of now,” said Gregoire Assemat Tessandier, President, Spring Studios, North America.

As presenting sponsor, Chase Sapphire is giving Sapphire Reserve cardmembers unique access to this event with VIP seating, bespoke event programming and exclusive event merchandise, all available through the Ultimate Rewards portal. ’Glam Slam’ is just one of many Chase activities that will be available for fans during New York’s major tennis tournament.

“We’re excited to launch this new and innovative ‘Glam Slam’ platform, a one of a kind event for fans and our Chase Sapphire Reserve cardmembers,” said Marleta Ross, General Manager, Chase Sapphire. “As fans continue to return to live events, we look forward to creating more unique opportunities for our cardmembers to enjoy premium experiences at the intersection of culture and entertainment.”

Tickets start at $125 and are available to purchase via On Location, the leading global sports, travel and event management company. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit HERE.

About IMG

IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media. The company manages some of the world’s greatest athletes and fashion icons; owns and operates hundreds of live events annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in licensing, sports training and league development. IMG is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global sports and entertainment company.

About Chase

Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading financial services firm based in the United States with assets of $3.8 trillion and operations worldwide. Chase serves more than 66 million American households and 5 million small businesses with a broad range of financial services, including personal banking, credit cards, mortgages, auto financing, investment advice, small business loans and payment processing. Customers can choose how and where they want to bank: More than 4,700 branches in 48 states and the District of Columbia, 16,000 ATMs, mobile, online and by phone. For more information, go to chase.com.

About Spring Studios

Spring is a platform for culture and creativity, where ideas and experiences come together to elevate brands.

A creative agency with high-end studio spaces in the heart of Tribeca, Spring Studios is home to some of New York’s most iconic events in the fashion, film, art, and design worlds, including New York Fashion Week, TriBeCa Film Festival, and the Independent Art Fair.

Cynthia Rowley sunglasses at GLAM slam during NYFW via 360 MAGAZINE
Vaughn Lowery attends IMG GLAM SLAM DAY 2 f/ Cynthia Rowley in nyc during NYFW for 360 MAGAZINE shot by Getty Images

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2023 Lexus RX car review by Vaughn Lowery inside 360 MAGAZINE

2023 LEXUS RX

Listen to MacKenzie Richter, Lexus Product Marketing chat w/ Vaughn on 360 MAG Apple/Spotify podcast about 2023 Lexus RX HERE.

360 MAGAZINE had an intimate driving commitment at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara with one of the top-selling vehicles in the Lexus fleet. Although 2023 Lexus RX pricing was not announced, exterior colors, trim and powertrains were readily available for testing. After five generations, performance, style and innovation have intermingled in the luxury of the new age with this hot stepper. All in all, we strongly believe the RX F SPORT is the heavyweight candidate for this reboot.

Design

The silhouette of the RX has been redesigned with stylish and sporty lines. To many, at first glance, it is a lean and agile approach. Ready to pounce. Suitable with a grill brooch coupled with jewel headlamps and taillights. The cabin is also marked by embossed patterns on the door panels and headrests of top-of-the-range models. Race-inspired red bucket seats with bespoke like black side panels. Ambient lighting is also available in different models in a variety of color combinations.

Technology

14-inch infotainment screen effortlessly placed on the dashboard for easy use of the driver’s control. This season, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are wireless, making it more intuitive and fluid. Wireless charging stations are larger for the next generation of phablets, in particular the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and Z Fold4 flagships. Not forgetting, the inside has USB-C ports sprinkled throughout. Sure, you can head nod to Drake‘s Sticky with its optional Mark Levinson signature speaker set.

Performance

Larger calipers signify better braking. Rear wheel steering is a must-have, especially for parallel parking, snaking roads and u-turns. The ability to displace torque in different ratios also allows the riders to push outside of its previous capabilities.  21″ wheels in tandem with low profile Michelin tire add much needed traction for various terrains. Offered power plants are as follows: RX350 has a 2.5L 4-cylinder turbocharged pushing 275 HP; RX350h possess a 2.4L 4-cylinder with AWD as well as CVT produces 246 HP and RX500h F SPORT matches electric alongside of 2.4L turbocharged to produce 367 HP. Adaptive cruise controls, lane departure paired with civilian detection – excellent for the increase of low-stanched fat tire e-bikes in cities. Just because they have pedals, doesn’t mean they can’t excel beyond 50+ mph.

In short, the Lexus RX cocoon has become a magnificent butterfly with the RX500 F SPORT variant. It literally floats, moves easily within tight spaces, and is sure to cause a stir with transcultural youth. Lastly, a two-row, five-seater SUV with muscles and brains that can survive a hectic Gen Z household.

2023 Lexus RX car review by Vaughn Lowery inside 360 MAGAZINE
2023 Lexus RX auto review by Vaughn Lowery inside 360 Magazine

Watch me drive HERE.

Article + Photo: Vaughn Lowery