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Esther Perbandt, former contestant of Making the Cut, launches podcast via 360 MAGAZINE.

Esther Perbandt

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Esther Perbandt has to be one of the most dynamic fashionistas of the modern day. Dressed in all black like the omen, she breathes fire into anyone in her line of sight. In fact, It’s one of the reasons why we all fell in love with her on Making The Cut. Recently, we literally bumped into her during a recent trip to Berlin. She’s an impressionable soul who breathes new life into someone who has been depleted by the daily grind or trauma. She moves like water, taking on the shape of whatever space she fills. “I would never have applied to the show because it’s really commercial,” Esther says of how she got on Making The Cut, “I was known in Berlin for being the arty Esther doing big fashion shows and theater. The word commercial was a no-go for me.” “When I read it (the invitation), I was like no way, not me,” luckily she didn’t answer right away, “but then I said: ‘Esther If you think twice, this is exactly what you need. Finally, the international attention.’ I was working my ass off at the time but it wasn’t really working.” The Queen of Black may not have won her Amazon Prime contest for a million dollars, but she’s certainly gained a million fans across the globe. Her supportive nature, loyalty, and tenacity have led to numerous collaborations, including the first-ever jewelry capsule with Adidas.

She admits that she isn’t as sustainable as she had hoped to be as a designer, but at least she is aware of her shortcomings. She does, however, state that she will drive two hours for locally sourced materials such as zippers made in Germany. “I have the goal to become sustainable or maybe 100% sustainable in ten years,” Esther states, “the vision of my brand in ten years is very digital, so I’m playing a lot with digital fashion…and also using it as a tool to become more sustainable.”

You’d have to be a fool to believe that this unpolished, meticulously engineered black diamond won’t have her moment to shine. Someone who has struggled on her path to success will eventually prosper. “People love to invite me to speak because I’m very honest,” Esther admits, “I talk about how bad it was sometimes that I was sleeping on the floor because I had to rent my apartment to get some money in, or how I had to take out large bank loans that I was almost unable to repay. But this is the life of a designer, and it was a decision. And it was also a decision not to have a family because I knew this job would be 24/7, and I wanted it and still want it.” Her passion for fashion, and meticulous attention to detail, combined with her monochromatic ensembles accented with gold accessories, will keep her on top. It is the reason why we celebrate her. Why we adore her. And how she takes on tasks at the drop of a hat – two collections per year, countless magazine covers, and speaking engagements in addition to Vogue editorials. Esther also held a solo exhibition of her artworks last year. “All of them were inspired by my collection. I used the same techniques and the same materials, but just created some 3D sculptures which you can put on the wall,” She explains. “I can’t focus solely on fashion for 365 days a year; I need some distractions,” Esther confesses. “So this art is part of it, and I’m hoping that this distraction will get me back into fashion, which is exactly what happened.” With so much talent at her disposal, she will stand the test of time, strangling fast fashion with her bare hands, just like her Avant trademarks. Her heart and keen ability to visually tell a story is what will propel her career forward.

Shop Esther Perbandt’s designs HERE

Article: Jess Chen, Vaughn Lowery

LOUIS VUITTON Spring-Summer 2023 Spin-Off inside 360 MAGAZINE

Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2023 Spin-Off

Fresh off the runway in the Gobi Desert, Louis Vuitton enamored the world with their theatrical and inventive athleisure, resulting in 278 million streams.

For the Spring-Summer Men’s 2023 Spin-Off show in Aranya, China, the Maison expanded on the idea of the magnified playground first introduced in Paris in June. In a collaborative effort between Chinese directors Jia Zhangke and Wei Shujun, the cinematic show portrayed themes of childhood, discovery and community.

The story took its audiences to Aranya beach, a relic of the Ancient Silk Road, where the live show unfolded in a vast sandscape, representing the infinite possibilities of craftsmanship. Live-scored by the Beijing-based instrumental band Sleeping Dogs, the show featured a performance choreographed by dancer Hou Ying.

‘Collection ∞’ Aranya, September 2022: 

Aranya

There are as many grains of sand on our planet as there are stars in the galaxy. Yet in the eyes of a child, the vastness of sand never poses an impossibility. It invites opportunity. In the sandbox and on the beach, children instinctively build sandcastles: constructs of the imagination that turn dreams into reality. For the Spring-Summer 2023 Spin-Off show in Aranya – designed by the Louis Vuitton Studio Prêt-à-Porter Homme – the Maison expands on the idea of the magnified playground first introduced in Paris in June. A cinematic prelude titled Mirage created in a collaborative effort between Chinese directors Jia Zhangke (producer of the prelude) and Wei Shujun (director of the prelude) – who also serve as directors of the show itself – portrays themes of childhood, discovery and community. Shot in the city of Dunhuang, on the edge of the Gobi Desert – once a frontier garrison on the Silk Road – the film stages a contemporary meeting between East and West reflected in the poetry of history. The story takes its audiences to Aranya beach where the live show unfolds in a sandscape moulded with the tools at the root of a collection founded in the infinite possibilities of craftsmanship. Live-scored by the Beijing-based instrumental band Sleeping Dogs, the show features a performance choreographed by the Chinese dancer Hou Ying.

Collection ∞

Imagination is at the heart of Louis Vuitton. A visual manifestation of our hopes and ideas, it has the power to heal, regenerate and uplift us. The Spring-Summer 2023 Men’s Collection was conceived and created by the Louis Vuitton Studio Prêt-à-Porter Homme: an ever-evolving ecosystem of creative minds, who welcomed Virgil Abloh to the Maison in 2018 and expanded during his eight seasons of artistic direction. A living testament to his talent for bringing people together, they populate a creative playground more than a century in the making. At the timeless core of the Louis Vuitton studio is the belief that imagination – creatorship, craftsmanship, showmanship – can move and unite its spectators around the world. It’s the heritage on which Virgil Abloh based his practice at the Maison and the philosophy that continues to drive the Studio Prêt-à-Porter Homme. As a creative community who shared a monumental experience, they embrace the Spring-Summer 2023 Men’s Collection as a cathartic process: a proposal created in the spirit of all the human minds that shape Louis Vuitton.

Magnified playground

Toys are tools for the imagination. The playthings we are given early in life become building blocks for dreams and aspirations. In the Carré du Louvre in June 2022, the Louis Vuitton Studio Prêt-à-Porter Homme imagined a magnified playground. Here, a giant children’s toy racetrack became a Yellow-Brick Road for the imagination: an evolutionary path for the mind where childlike fantasies come to life. It’s a transition from naïve to refined reflected in a collection that elevates the symbols of childhood through the savoir-faire of the Maison. The premise cuts a silhouette drawn from swoopy lines, which plays with shrunken and oversized dimensions founded in the idea of a wardrobe grown-into or outgrown, with rootsy nods to the 1990s dress code of the skater community. Iconography native to the playground adorns garments and accessories: origami paper planes, building block beading, playdough textures and tones, cartoon prints, and sandbox tool embellishments. Evoked within the pieces is an under-construction sensibility inherent to the toys found in a playground and to the process of growing.

Parade for the mind

Pageantry courses through the veins of Louis Vuitton. Over time, the custodians of the Maison have employed displays of wonderment to inspire unifying feelings of joy in its diverse audiences around the globe. On the magnified toy racetrack of the Spring-Summer 2023 Men’s Show in Paris in June, a parade of childhood dreams unfolded led by The Marching 100, the Tallahassee-based marching band of the Florida A&M University formed in 1946. Flags filled the space – their motifs reflective of the Louis Vuitton codes and values – as a representation of global communities created beyond borders and diversities. Elated by music, the soundtrack of the parade fused with the clothes themselves: two SpeakerMan looks integrated a number of wireless loudspeakers into backpacks, which connected to the show’s sound system. The constructions portrayed the togetherness of sound and the harmonious properties of speaker culture, while echoing the shared appreciation for loud music that exists within the Louis Vuitton Studio Prêt-à-Porter Homme – where every corner is occupied by a speaker.

French romanticism

A quintessential component in the genetics of Louis Vuitton, French romanticism fills the collection. Flower fields – the eternal image of harmony in diversity – grace garments through impressionist paintings transformed into tapestries and prints, while depictions of thistles appear in multiple fabric weaves, prints and embroideries. A symbol of resilience and healing folklorically used to overcome difficult situations, the prickly flower motifs also nod to the decor of Louis Vuitton’s ancestral home in Asnières where thistles often appear in bouquets. The delicate floral paintings found in the ceilings of the same residence echo the cornices that define the palatial interiors of Parisian architecture. A manifestation of our childhood dreams – fairy tales, majesty, whimsy – these moulures ornament moulded leather tailoring and bags, and feature in delicate lace garments. As a tribute to Paris, a photo montage collaging elements from the city and the Maison – the Pont Neuf, the Damier pattern, the cornices of interiors – runs through the collection.

Arts and crafts

The impulse to turn imagination into creation begins with the instruments of our childhood: toys, building blocks and the tools of the sandbox. As we grow and refine, so do the devices that bring our ideas to life. Through the savoir-faire integral to Louis Vuitton, the collection reflects on this transition in figurative and literal ways. Children’s building blocks and playdough elements adorn garments and accessories, while toolbox components – such as scissors, tweezers and clamps – embellish garments as three-dimensional embroidered pendants. The motifs celebrate the expert ateliers of the Maison, and serve as symbols of the painstaking savoir-faire that makes up the collection, from the development of fabrics to hand-embroideries, hand-beading, hand-crocheting, Shiburi tie-dye, and intricate leather moulding, as well as technological ingenuity like static electricity fabrics and SpeakerMan backpacks composed of genuine and 3D-printed loudspeakers.

LOUIS VUITTON Spring-Summer 2023 Spin-Off inside 360 MAGAZINE
LOUIS VUITTON Spring-Summer 2023 Spin-Off inside 360 MAGAZINE

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LIU YAO WEN at LOUIS VUITTON Spring-Summer 2023 Spin-Off inside 360 MAGAZINE
LIU YAO WEN at LOUIS VUITTON Spring-Summer 2023 Spin-Off inside 360 MAGAZINE

Recommendations for engagement rings

Are you looking for the perfect engagement ring? If so, you’ll want to take a look at our recommendations. We’ve gathered some of the best options on the market, so you can find the perfect ring for your loved one. Whether you’re looking for a traditional or more modern style, we have something for everyone. Plus, our rings are available at affordable prices, so you can get the perfect ring without breaking the bank. Take a look at our selection and find the perfect ring today!

What to look for when buying an engagement ring?

An engagement ring is a significant purchase that should be made with care. Here are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for an engagement ring. First, consider the style of the ring. It should be something that your partner will love and wear proudly. Second, think about the quality of the diamond. It should be flawlessly cut and free of inclusions. Third, choose a setting that compliments the diamond. The setting should highlight the diamond’s beauty and protect it from damage. Finally, make sure you are buying from a reputable jeweler who can provide a certificate of authenticity. With these considerations in mind, you can be sure to find an engagement ring that your partner will love.

How to budget for an engagement ring?

An engagement ring is a significant purchase, and it’s important to be thoughtful and deliberate when budgeting for one. The first step is to set a realistic budget. Keep in mind the “four Cs” of diamonds—cut, color, clarity, and carat weight—and decide which are most important to you. Once you have a firm budget in mind, start doing your research. Compare prices at a variety of jewelers, both online and offline, and get an idea of what kind of ring you can expect to get for your budget. If you’re flexible on time, you may even want to wait for a sale. However you proceed, be sure to take your time and make an informed decision—after all, an engagement ring is meant to symbolize your love and commitment, so it should be something you’re proud of.

Different styles of engagement rings

There are many different styles of engagement rings to choose from, and the perfect ring for each person depends on their style and preferences. One popular style is the solitaire ring, which features a single diamond or gemstone set in a simple band. Another popular option is the halo ring, which has a center stone surrounded by smaller diamonds or gemstones. For those who want something a little more unique, there are also options like vintage-inspired rings and eternity bands. Ultimately, the best engagement ring is the one that best reflects the personality of the wearer. With so many different styles to choose from, there is sure to be an engagement ring that is perfect for everyone.

Where to buy an engagement ring?

Deciding where to buy an engagement ring is a very personal decision. Some couples know exactly what they want and need, while others may have a more difficult time making a decision. There are many factors to consider when choosing a ring, such as budget, style, and the type of metal. It is also important to think about the meaning behind the ring and what it will represent for the rest of your life. With so much to think about, it is no wonder that many couples find themselves feeling overwhelmed. The good news is that there are plenty of great places to buy an engagement ring. 

How to propose with an engagement ring?

The best way to propose with an engagement ring is to have a personalized proposal plan. This will make the moment even more special and memorable. Think about your partner and what they would love. A scavenger hunt leading up to the big moment? Or maybe a more simple and intimate dinner proposal? Regardless of the route you take, make sure the ring is hidden away so it’s a complete surprise when you finally pull it out. And when you do, get down on one knee, look your partner in the eyes, and tell them how much you love them and want to spend the rest of your life with them. We guarantee, there’s no better feeling in the world than hearing those magical words after getting proposed to with an unforgettable ring.

What is an engagement ring calculator?

An engagement ring calculator is a tool that can be used to estimate the cost of an engagement ring. Many factors go into calculating the cost of an engagement ring, including the size of the diamond, the quality of the diamond, and the setting. The calculator takes all of these factors into account and provides an estimate based on the current market value of diamonds. This can be a helpful tool for couples who are trying to budget for their engagement ring. It can also be a useful tool for jewelers when setting prices for their rings.

Louis Vuitton introduced LV diamonds campaign via 360 MAGAZINE

LV DIAMONDS

Louis Vuitton continues its journey into the world of jewelry with the LV Diamonds collection.

This new chapter celebrates the LV Monogram Star diamonds and offers a unique vision of diamonds through unprecedented creations that spark universal emotions and transcend individual personalities. As symbols of commitment, these pieces of jewelry pay homage to our bonds with other people, both to loved ones and to ourselves. They are there to celebrate each facet of our lives. The LV Diamonds collection reaffirms our attachment to ourselves and others, and to those precious moments spent together. 

LV Monogram Star, A Revolutionary Cut 

The monogram flower, Louis Vuitton’s iconic pattern, resonates throughout the House with its timeless and bold design. With the LV Monogram Star diamonds, the motif confirms its status as a symbol of eternity. Innovation, tradition and technology, combined with creativity and jewelers’ savoir-faire, have inspired the Maison with this specific cut, named LV Monogram Star. Instantly recognizable with its fifty-three facets with pointed ends, it repreises the star-shaped monogram flower created by Georges-Louis Vuitton in 1896. A bold, graphic cut, with a brand new outline to make the sleek authentic jewels sparkle like never before. 

The Creations

The exclusive pieces in the LV Diamonds collection designed by Artistic Director for Watches and Jewelry, Francesca Amfitheatrof, showcase LV Monogram Star and brilliant diamond cuts. Rings, unisex bands with understated yet bold designs, earrings and pendants are all tributes to the Mainson’s signature aesthetic. The platinum, rose gold or half-aveed rings rekindle the Art Deco-style V with the Gaston-Louis Vuitton would have adorn his suitcases in the 1920s and 1930s. An even more precious version is enhanced with a central LV Monogram Star diamond, while another one dominates over other rings made of platinum, encrusted or entirely paved with diamonds. THanks to the Louis Vuitton jewelers’ expertise, this monogram flower is turned into a bezel, with tiny V-shaped claws embracing the curves and edges of this rare gem. Playful and graphic, irresistible bands complete the collection with a sparkling checkerboard that calls to mind the Damier canvas created by Georges Vuitton in 1888. Finally, a pendant and earrings, new daily essentials combining the must-have brilliant cut with a flower paved with diamonds let a double motif in diamond and gold resolute on the hollow of the neck or the ears. The new jewelry sets are highlighted by the harmonious use of the same colors and materials – the white and pink of gold, the purity of platinum and the intense shine of diamonds. These exclusive unisex cfreations were designed to be worn by themselves or in conjunction with other pieces, combined, stacked, or mixed or matched in an eternal dialogue. 

The LV Diamonds Certificate 

Louis Vuitton presents the first LV Diamonds certificate. This document reflects their commitment to transparently sourcing their gemstones. Provided with each LV Diamonds creation set with a central stone, this unique file lists each diamond’s weight, color, purity and cut quality. It also tracks its journey, from the country where the diamond was extracted until its arrival in its case, through the workshops where it was cut, polished and mounted. Each chapter in the story of an LV Diamonds creation is written down, thus carefully documented. In order to reinforce such a certificate’s security, Louis Vuitton uses blockchain. This modern technology, operated by Aura Blockchain Consortium – a platform dedicated to the luxury industry – allows for the recording and issuing of forgery-proof data thanks to decentralized storage. This solves many issues related to responsible sourcing, as well as the diamond’s durability since the platform provides direct access to the stone’s history, and its life cycle from its creation to its distribution. 

LV Diamonds via 360 MAGAZINE

A Guide to Buying Diamond Jewelry Online

Diamonds are undoubtedly exquisite, sparkling gemstones that make every occasion special and memorable. This explains why most jewelry enthusiasts prefer marking their special moments with diamond jewelry, especially diamond rings. Rings speckled with diamonds are excellent gifts. Whether you want to gift your loved one, buy it as an engagement ring, or treat yourself, nothing compares to a diamond’s satiety.

Regardless of where you prefer to buy diamond jewelry, expect to spend significant amounts of cash to get the best lab created diamonds. If you prefer shopping online, consider the following tips to avoid being duped.

1. Research the Jewelry Store

Unlike before, you can find nearly everything on the internet from the millions of online shops available. You can find online jewelers dealing with all types of jewelry with a simple search. While some stock everything, others specialize in specific accessories, such as engagement rings, vintage jewelry, wedding sets, and custom-made pieces.

If you are looking for a diamond engagement ring, you can easily narrow your search to stores that particularly deal with engagement and wedding rings. Most specialized online shops sell wedding sets with special discounts and promotions.

You should then compile a list of online jewelers with your preferred diamond ring. Evaluate these websites cautiously to ensure that they are reliable and trustworthy. You can ascertain this by checking for the security and business permits of the online store. For instance, the site’s URL should feature “HTTPS“, and the address should also have a lock symbol.

Identifying website security certifications mitigates online fraud cases, such as identity theft and exposure to malware and phishing programs. You should also read the store’s privacy policy to understand how they handle shared information.

2. Examine the Photos in Detail

The most difficult part of shopping for jewelry online is not seeing the products physically. However, this is a sacrifice you can afford to enjoy a wide selection, low prices, and better terms. Since you can’t view the diamond rings and necklaces physically, the best you can do is look through the HD photos uploaded by online jewelers.

While at it, you should research how diamond quality is evaluated. If you haven’t, learn about the 4C’s of diamond quality evaluation before examining the photos. Even though these details are listed in the jewelry report, this certificate only highlights the grade, and it doesn’t show the diamond’s actual size, clarity, and brilliance.

3. Read Website Reviews

The best way to avoid being duped with fake products is by reading customer reviews about the store. Most online shoppers write reviews or feedback after purchasing products from the online store. Satisfied customers often write positive comments about the store and recommend others to purchase from them. However, unsatisfied customers won’t hesitate to share their bad experiences and complaints.

Business reviews are excellent indicators of an online store’s legitimacy, accuracy level, and product quality. However, before many five-star ratings and positive recommendations sway you, evaluate the authenticity of these reviews. Malicious businesses often create fake profiles or pay unverified purchases to write bolstering reviews.

4. Check the Source

Despite being precious metals, diamonds have an intricate history. Diamond dealers were known to fund conflicts and wars, which led to the death of millions. Therefore, before buying any diamond studded jewelry, ensure it is legitimately sourced and harvested. Fortunately, the inception of lab-grown diamonds provides assurance. Even then, you should ask for manufacturer and supplier information from the jeweler. If the jeweler hasn’t listed this information, inquire from their customer support agents.

You should look for the jewel’s grading report and verify if it’s genuine. Diamonds often have independent grading reports provided by unbiased evaluators, such as GIA. The value of diamond is highly determined by its quality, which can only be confirmed by third-party assessments. You should then verify the GIA report on Report Check

5. Compare Prices

The online marketplace is flooded with legitimate and fake jewelers. Fortunately, you can easily differentiate these sellers primarily using their pricing. Lab-grown diamonds are 40% to 50% cheaper than earth-mined diamonds. You should have a base price estimate before searching online. Another great idea is to check out ShipTheDeal.com! They offer fantastic coupon codes as well as discounts

Endnote

Most people prefer shopping online to avoid moving between physical stores and asking the same questions repeatedly. By shopping online, you can compare options from various online jewelers from the comfort of your home. This saves time and effort, freeing you to focus on learning more about the diamond and other jewelry trends.

Diamond jewelry isn’t something you can always buy. Follow these tips to ensure that you find the best product.

Vaughn Lowery tests and reviews NÜR San Francisco for 360 MAGAZINE

NÜR SAN FRANCISCO

“The light between the heavens and the earth.”

After witnessing product discoloration and encountering rashes caused by allergies, Afghan-American Nilo established NÜR.

Thanks to the PVD, NÜR has been able to produce without many issues. At an affordable price point, this ethical, sustainable fine jewelry can stand the test of time.  Hypoallergenic yet rustproof ornaments pair well with lesser eco-friendly options to create a stylish look.

After putting a necklace to its limits: long baths, extended steam room sessions coupled with prolonged wearing, the 18k plating did not permit oxidation. In addition, even as a wild sleeper, the global construction prevented kinks.

Upon delivery, if an item does not properly fit or was damaged while being shipped, the customer has a two-week replacement window. Moreover, all products are free of metal allergens (nickel, copper and zinc) and are plated onto a surgical grade of stainless steel. Lastly, the polishing adds a protective layer, intensifying its durability; and thus, increasing its longevity.

Visit NÜR site HERE.

Article × Photo: Vaughn Lowery

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Nigel Sylvester Attends ESPYS via Getty Images for use by 360 MAGAZINE

NIGEL SYLVESTER

Nigel Sylvester, BMX superstar walked the ESPYS carpet in style. Nigel chose to wear a full leather AMIRI suit coupled with stacked diamond bracelets, a beautiful diamond link necklace & rainbow spectrum diamond rings all by Los Angeles based fine jewelry brand, METAL NOIR. METAL NOIR has become the go-to jewelry brands for men being that it focuses on impactful yet subtle luxury. It’s no surprise the Jordan Brand athlete chose to wear the unreleased sought after Travis Scott Reverse Mocha 1s to finish off the look. 

*Photo Courtesy of Getty Images

Who: Nigel Sylvester Celtics NBA Superstar (Styled by: Anthony Clayburn IG: @clay_visions

Where: Los Angeles, CA: 2022 ESPYS

What: Nigel Sylvester walked the carpet in METAL NOIR

Rainbow Diamond Ring: The Full Spectrum Collection ‘ROYGBIV’ Emerald cut ring in solid 18K Rose Gold with 30 point Multi-Color natural Sapphires.  Approximately 5 Carats. HERE

Rainbow Diamond Cuff: Our Full Spectrum Collection Cuff Bracelet in Solid 18K Yellow Gold with rainbow sapphires and black diamonds.  Approx. 2.8 Carats. HERE

Diamond Cuff: Our Signature Collection Double Row Bracelet in Solid 18K Yellow Gold with round brilliant diamonds.  5.8 Carats.  VS+ Clarity. HERE

Diamond and Yellow Gold Ring: Our Signature Collection Single Row ring in solid 18K Yellow Gold with round brilliant diamonds.  Approximately 1.2 Carats. HERE

Diamond chain necklace: Signature Collection Full Diamond Linked Multi-Ring Necklace in solid 18k Yellow Gold with round brilliant diamonds.  Approx. 8 Carats. HERE

Gucci Pet collection via Gucci for use by 360 Magazine

Gucci Pet

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. The new line continues the narrative of surprise and delight behind Gucci Lifestyle, launched in September 2021 and inspired by a cabinet of curiosities—a place that could accommodate all of the fine, well-crafted that, while part of everyday life, still give off a magical and wonderful aura.

The offering includes collars and harnesses in plain leather, GG canvas, Web stripe, or the Herbarium or all-over geometric G print, and embellished with details like the Interlocking G logo or studs. Leashes in varying lengths and widths, bag holders, and Air Tag cases, are all available in the same materials and motifs to coordinate or mix and match. Within a selection of items that also serve as design pieces for the home are Made-to-Order miniature couches on which pets can lounge, feeding bowls with various House prints, cloches to cover bowls with, hard-sided cases with removable ceramic bowls and handles for easy transport as well as coordinated feeding mats. For pets who travel often, comfortable carriers in GG canvas are also part of the mix. 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.

In line with the House’s commitment to sustainability, the Gucci Pet Collection includes items in recycled polyester, recycled cotton or Demetra — Gucci’s groundbreaking material that was unveiled in June 2021 after two years of in-House research and development. Demetra combines quality, softness, and durability with an eco-friendly ethos and is made from animal-free raw materials that are primarily from renewable and bio-based sources. Created from the House’s desire to explore and innovate materials for the future, Demetra is manufactured entirely in a Gucci factory in Italy using the same expertise and processes for tanning that give the material its pliable and resilient performance with a supple finish.

The new category is unveiled through a campaign with art direction and photography by Max Siedentopf. Infused with a retro-inspired, dream-like patina, a playful cast of dogs and cats of various types and sizes, wearing pieces from the new collection, are set against clean and colorful backgrounds that allow each animal’s personality to shine, inspired by the House’s underlying vision of individuality.

Credits:

Creative Director: Alessandro Michele

Art Director & photographer: Max Siedentopf

About Gucci

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 in 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.

For further information about Gucci visit www.gucci.com.

DG7 LEO

DOLCE&GABBANA reimagines opulence with its DG7 leo timepiece. Inlaid in 18K pink gold, this piece of art presents 3013 contrasting brown and black diamonds. Manufactured in Switzerland, this DG7 is equipped with an electronic quartz movement powered by a 1.5V battery, which has a life of 3 years. The model is reminiscent of Y2K, embracing the house’s vivacious yet avant-garde DNA.

The popular leopard motif is nostalgic for the early 2000s, incorporating the marquee’s flamboyant spirit. It marks a definitive moment for the designer while the graphic tellurium exudes everlasting elegance.

With such a bold intersection of esthetics and automation, DOLCE&GABBANA continues to thrive as a progressive force in fashion.

Check out DG’s MOLTO ITALIANO