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Ferrari Testa Rossa J inside 360 MAGAZINE

Ferrari Testa Rossa J

The Little Car Company is excited to announce that the Ferrari Testa Rossa J is on permanent display at Selfridges’ flagship department store, in London. In partnership with the luxury Oxford Street store, The Little Car Company’s limited-edition vehicle is on show for all shoppers to see up close.

Presented on its own unique display installation in the Technology department on the lower ground floor, the Testa Rossa J is exhibited in a beautiful historic paint scheme incorporating an Argento Nurburgring (Silver) body, with a Rosso Mugello (Red) livery, which takes up to 160 hours to complete by hand. Inside, the car is exquisitely trimmed in Bordeaux leather, from the same tanneries that supply Ferrari for their current road cars, featuring black piping and tone on tone stitching.

Strictly limited to 299 vehicles, Ferrari has led every aspect of the project, in collaboration with The Little Car Company, a UK-based firm specialising in the production of electric scaled cars. Developed and handcrafted from the original drawings held by Ferrari Classiche, with design oversight from Ferrari’s Centro Stile, the intricate chassis of the 250 Testa Rossa was scanned and digitally recreated before being scaled down 25%.

Visitors to Selfridges can view the 75% scale vehicle up close and use the material sample pod to view a selection of the many vehicles’ leather and paint samples. Ferrari’s Classiche department carried out extensive research into all the liveries that have adorned the 250 Testa Rossa throughout its racing career, allowing prospective clients to choose from 14 historical liveries, 53 bodywork colours and additional personalised racing liveries, all authentically in keeping with Ferrari style.

Shoppers can enquire with one of the store’s friendly sales team about reserving an exclusive build slot on the Ferrari Testa Rossa J, as well as any of The Little Car Company’s other products.

Ben Hedley, CEO of The Little Car Company, said: “We are thrilled and extremely proud to launch our very own display at Selfridges’ iconic flagship store, on Oxford Street.

“To have the car on display for all visitors to see, with the stamp of approval from one of the world’s most celebrated luxury department stores, is a huge privilege. This collaboration demonstrates the remarkable quality that the Ferrari Testa Rossa J exhibits, and the phenomenal level of detail that goes into every car we handcraft.”

On every element of the Testa Rossa J, Ferrari and The Little Car Company have ensured the product is as true to the original car as possible. The steering wheel is supplied by Nardi, makers of the original steering wheel, and the same steering and suspension geometry have been replicated, giving the electric car authentic handling. The body is also made of hand-formed aluminium, which goes through the same process used on the 250 Testa Rossa.

As a nod to the current generation of road cars, the paint is the same as that applied to Ferrari’s current range of cars, as is the front badge. The pedals are from the F8 Tributo and the tyres are supplied by Pirelli, Ferrari’s official technical partner, fitted on the handmade 12-inch wire wheels. Next to the repurposed instruments on the vehicle’s interior dashboard – which now show battery temperature and charge level dials – is a beautifully designed Manettino, inspired by that used in the Ferrari 812 Superfast, allowing the driver to change the driving mode of the car.

To cater for drivers of all ages and abilities, four driving modes have been carefully developed to make the driving experience as safe as possible:

• NOVICE MODE: 1kW / 24 km/h

• COMFORT MODE: 4kW / 40 km/h

• SPORT MODE: 10 kW / 80 km/h

• RACE MODE: 12kW / 80 km/h

The three batteries powering the electric engine are positioned at the front of the car, and provide approximately 90 km range, depending on driving style.

For further information on the strictly limited-edition Ferrari Testa Rossa J, or to configure your very own, please visit HERE

Ferrari Testa Rossa J inside 360 MAGAZINE
Ferrari Testa Rossa J inside 360 MAGAZINE
Tyga's costume for Halloween shot by Vaughn Lowery of 360 MAGAZINE

MOST POPULAR HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s the ideal time to start planning the perfect costume for the occasion. Fashion expert Maria Loizou from Karen Millen predicts this year’s hottest pop-culture themed Halloween costumes inspired by the most memorable moments from 2022 so far.  

COSTUMES FOR WOMEN

Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family 

With the autumn release of Netflix’s new show Wednesday, we can anticipate many costumes replicating the Halloween icon Wednesday Addams, especially as the phrase ‘Wednesday Addams costume’ receives an average of 58,000 monthly Google searches worldwide. Recreate this look by pairing a printed black dress with a white pointed collar, with Wednesday’s signature braids.  

Wanda Maximoff from Wandavision 

Marvel’s Wanda Maximoff, otherwise known as Scarlet Witch, is another one of this year’s most sought-after costumes, with the phrase ‘Scarlet Witch costume’ receiving 50,000 monthly Google searches worldwide. All you need is a red cape and dress, along with a signature Scarlet Witch headpiece. Incorporating a red leather top, corset or catsuit can really help in emulating the Wanda Maximoff look.  

Julia Fox 

Alternatively, dressing as Julia Fox is the perfect 2022 Halloween costume that will definitely be popular this season. The Uncut Gems actress is used to turning heads due to her bold and daring fashion choices, so why not demand attention this Halloween by rocking Julia Fox-inspired double-denim and a dramatic smoky fox eye look.  

COSTUMES FOR MEN

Maverick from Top Gun 

Tom Cruise’s Maverick is one of the most popular men’s Halloween costumes we can expect to see this Halloween. This year’s box office hit Top Gun: Maverick reignited interest in the classic 80s film, sparking 12,000 average monthly searches for ‘Top Gun costume’ worldwide. Fake moustaches, bomber jackets and aviator glasses make the ideal, minimal-effort costume, perfect for those obsessed with the franchise. 

Eddie Munson from Stranger Things 

Stranger Things has taken 2022 by storm, so we can anticipate many costumes inspired by the residents of the town Hawkins this year and more specifically, new fan-favourite Eddie Munson. Series four introduced us to the Metallica-playing, Dungeons and Dragons-obsessed Eddie, leader of the Hellfire Club. Eddie’s grunge look can easily be replicated with a Hellfire Club shirt, ripped black jeans and a denim vest. Currently, the term ‘Hellfire Club shirt’ receives 41,000 average monthly searches across the globe. 

House of the Dragon 

Arguably one of the biggest and most-anticipated shows of the year, House of the Dragon will likely be among the most popular Halloween looks this year. Dressed in a long black robe, white-blonde wig and equipped with a plastic sword, we are sure to see many Daemon Targaryen lookalikes this Halloween season. 

COSTUMES FOR COUPLES

Elvis and Priscilla 

Elvis and Priscilla Presley will undoubtedly be one of the most popular couples costumes this Halloween. Austin Butler perfectly portrayed the King of Rock in Baz Luhrmann’s recent Elvis biopic, so much so that searches for ‘Elvis costume’ have increased 335% worldwide over the last 12 months. Replicate Priscilla’s iconic look with a 60s-inspired mini dress and bouffant hair, and style a leather jumpsuit and gelled back hair for the signature Elvis image.  

Barbie and Ken 

As a result of those pictures of Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling on the set of Greta Gerwig’s upcoming Barbie film, combined with the recent ‘Barbiecore’ trend, we can expect to see many couples dressed as the iconic plastic duo this Halloween. Whether it is matching neon rollerblading outfits or hot pink cowboy costumes, searches for ‘Barbie Halloween costumes’ reach an average of 15,000 each month worldwide. 

Danny and Sandy 

We can also expect to see couple’s costumes from Grease this Halloween. Danny and Sandy from the popular 70s musical have always been a classic go-to couples Halloween costumes and this year will be no exception, especially to honour the late Olivia Newton-John. Black leather leggings or trousers, red heels and matching red lipstick complete this look for Sandy, with Danny needing only a leather jacket and slicked back hair, with an optional D.I.Y Rydell cardigan. 

Cast of Euphoria 

This Halloween, we can also expect to see several Euphoria-themed costumes. Since the release of season two earlier this year, fans are still talking about the show’s iconic makeup and fashion choices, which make for perfect group Halloween costumes, full of glitter, vibrant colours and Y2K fashion trends. 

Sanderson sisters from Hocus Pocus 

Nothing says Halloween like watching the classic film Hocus Pocus, especially as the long-awaited sequel arrives to Disney Plus on September 30th. For friendship groups of three, the Sanderson sisters are the perfect trio to dress as this Halloween, especially as searches for ‘Hocus Pocus costumes’ have risen 317% over the past three months globally. 

Devery Jacobs is on elle magazine Canada via 360 magazine

Devery Jacobs × Elle

KO Média is excited to unveil the October issue of ELLE Canada featuring Canadian actor and filmmaker Devery Jacobs. Currently giving literal main-character energy in the critically acclaimed TV series Reservation Dogs, Jacobs shares about her Kanien’kehá:ka heritage and the growing representation of Native communities onscreen today. “All of the rezzy-isms that I was shamed for are now being celebrated and universally respected as cool,” she says. As proof, Jacobs just garnered a prestigious role in the upcoming Marvel series, Echo. But her approach to success is unique: Jacobs wants to share it all and build a stronger Native community in the industry as a whole. “It’s my hope that we […] can look back at the things we were able to do together and feel like we have left it in a better place than when we first came into it.”

The October issue is packed with strong female leads, from acclaimed actor Charlize Theron (who dishes on her evolving approach to wellness) to TikTok- and Canadian Drag Race-famous makeup artist Mei Pang. We chat with hilarious Canadian actor Meaghan Rath from Children Ruin Everything, with Vampire Diaries’ Kat Graham about what’s next for her, and with Somali-Canadian musician Landan Hussein about the importance of mental health. Among the most notable heroines in this issue is our own contributor, Marie-Philippe Jean, who opens up in an intimate piece about what a cancer diagnosis can do to dreams of having a family. 

In fashion, our editors look at the rise of big shoulders and coat shapes that will make anyone excited for the cool weather. We enjoy the notes of Canadiana in the latest collection of London-based fashion designer Paolina Russo, and take a deep dive into the fall/winter collections of Bottega VenetaChanel haute couture and Iris van Herpen, who spoke to us about the importance of staying true to her 15-year-old brand. Plus we celebrate the prep look and the versatility of the new weekday dress code, and unveil the season’s ultimate colour (spoiler: it’s brown)

Finally, for readers on the hunt for inspiring destinations, we explore the mindful travel initiatives that are actively helping protect the flora and fauna of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.

The October issue of ELLE Canada will hit stands and Apple News+ on September 19, 2022.  

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NYC DOMINATES GLOBAL LIST OF MILLIONAIRES

The USA dominates the world’s Top 20 cities with the most millionaires in 2022, with New York taking the crown with 345,600 millionaires, and five other American cities —­­ San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Dallas ­— securing places on the coveted world’s wealthiest cities ranking. Tokyo is in 2nd place with 304,900 resident high-net-worth individuals worth over USD 1 million, and London, the wealthiest city in the world for many years, drops to 4th place below the San Francisco Bay Area with just 272,400 millionaires, according to the latest Henley Global Citizens Report, which tracks private wealth migration trends worldwide.

Two Chinese cities, Beijing (9th) and Shanghai (10th), make it into the Top 10, and Switzerland and Australia each manage to secure two top city spots, with Sydney (11th), Zurich (15th), Melbourne (17th), and Geneva (19th) all making the cut. Singapore (5th), Hong Kong (SAR China) (12th), Frankfurt (13th), Toronto (14th), Seoul (16th), and finally Paris, plummeting 3 places to 20th, make up the rest of the 2022 ranking.

The report features exclusive data from the global wealth intelligence firm New World Wealth, and includes the five wealthiest cities in each major region, and the 25 fastest growing cities in terms of millionaire growth.

Dr. Juerg Steffen, CEO of Henley & Partners, points out that 14 of the Top 20 are in countries that host investment migration programs. “The right to live, work, study, and invest in leading international wealth hubs such as New YorkLondonSingaporeSydney, and Toronto can be secured via residence by investment. Being able to relocate yourself, your family, or your business to a more favorable city or have the option to choose between multiple different residences across the world is an increasingly important aspect of international wealth and legacy planning for private clients.”

The millionaire populations of Dubai, Mumbai, and Shenzhen are expected to break into the Top 20 wealthiest cities by 2030, according to Andrew Amoils, Head of Research at New World Wealth. “Cities with strong oil and gas industries are performing especially well this year, including the likes of Riyadh, Sharjah, Luanda, Abu Dhabi, Doha, and Lagos. Others on the fastest-growing list include Lugano, a Swiss hotspot for affluent retirees, Bengaluru, the ‘Silicon Valley of India’, and Hangzhou, one of China’s most scenic cities.”

Commenting on the latest Henley Global Citizens Report, Dr. José Caballero, Senior Economist at the IMD World Competitiveness Center, says “quality of life is a fundamental driver of global mobility, and for business executives, high living standards and effective institutions are significant city drawcards.”

Dr. Steffen agrees, saying “cities are centers of opportunity, innovation, prosperity, and culture. We’ve seen record growth this year, with more and more high-net-worth investors exploring investment migration solutions that offer location fluidity and optionality, enabling them to live and conduct their businesses across a wide range of different jurisdictions and cities.” 

Full report HERE.

Gigi Hadid wears Guest in Residence in nyc shot by Michael Stewart inside 360 MAGAZINE

Gigi Hadid Brand Launch

Gigi Hadid Wears Guest in Residence While Out In New York.

Gigi Hadid has announced the launch of Guest in Residence, her inaugural direct-to-consumer, luxury, cashmere brand. Hadid is the Founder and Creative Director of the brand, conceived to honor and evoke a fresh appreciation and respect for the timeless designs, materials and craftsmanship of heritage heirlooms for all generations.

The brand’s name, unsurprisingly, was inspired by Hadid’s rigorous travel during her illustrious modeling career, which has quite literally taken her all over the globe – from Des Moines, Iowa to the Island nation of Nauru to Antarctica – between the fixed circuit of New York, London, Paris, and Milan. “Reflecting on years of travel and transience, away from creature comforts, no matter where I was a guest in residence – I always managed to find a home in myself – my internal residence of sorts. I strived to remain grounded despite the existential feeling that we are guests on this planet, and in our bodies. That we are guests when we travel. That we are guests in our clothes. That those clothes have passed through hands and may have had previous lives – and quite certainly will have future lives – cloaking other guests in the revolving, intergenerational door of life. The genesis of Guest in Residence is to honor past heirlooms and give life to new ones spanning generations,” said Hadid.

Second-hand, cashmere jumpers handed down by her multinational parents when she moved to New York in her teens, were always cozy, portable keepsakes for Hadid while on the road perfecting the art of sleeping on planes. Each piece had its own history, its own smell, its own personality injected with whomever had last worn it, and allowed Hadid to adopt a cherished family heirloom and make it hers. A sweater, to Hadid, isn’t clothing; it is a story, a marker of time and memory, and something that contextualizes her world. This is what inspired Hadid to design thoughtful knitwear that anyone can wear, style, love, and ultimately pass on to their beloved; mother to daughter or chosen family to chosen family.

A symbol of elegance and refined comfort, cashmere has long been viewed as a luxury, unattainable for some. Hadid wanted to shift this paradigm using both her world-class fashion experience, and quirky sense of style, to create a fresh offering with more democratized pricing offering an average price point of $300. The Guest in Residence core collection dubbed ‘funky classics’ by Hadid, are 100% cashmere featuring timeless, often unisex, silhouettes including cashmere jersey sets, joggers, hoodies, robes, beanies, scarves and socks in calming palettes of almond, cream, tumeric, navy, black and steel. Some pieces are sizeless and there is a cheerful infusion of vibrant contrasting colors of sunflower, royal blue, cherry, bubblegum, lime, and lavender. Hadid hopes this will encourage playful self expression and personal style twists.

For the launch campaign, Hadid chose a team from the powerful new generation of talent emerging in fashion, including photographer Pablo Di Prima and stylist Gabriella Karefa-Johnson. Hadid believes they embrace new ideas and self-expression, while understanding the historical importance of cultural heritage. Titled, Yearbook, the campaign is a sort of visual time capsule – memorializing a time and place for a community. Holding the conviction that humans better with age, Hadid selected 100 people from infants to centenarians to illustrate Guest in Residence’s timelessness and intergenerationality. Many of the models featured are family and friends of Hadid, including Tonne Goodman, Grace Coddington, Luiz Mattos (Hadid’s life-long agent) and Waris Ahluwalia.

The Guest in Residence collection will be available at www.guestinresidence.com in the US at 9AM EST on September 7th, 2022. On September, 11th, 2022, Hadid will open the doors to her Feel Shop pop-up located at 12 Mercer Street promising surprises for all guests! The Guest in Residence collection will be available globally on www.guestinresidence.com on September 12th, 2022 at 9AM CET.

Photo: Michael Stewart

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Willow Kayne – Rat Race

Gen Z talent links together huge opposing forces, creating her own potent brand of rebel-pop.” –  Clash

In little over a year, London based vocalist and visual artist Willow Kayne has enjoyed a prodigious ascent to the pinnacle of pop music’s more daring corners. Her postmodern approach to songwriting was rewarded in 2021 with Willow receiving the Ivor Novello Rising Star award, setting her on a path to achieve greatness early in her career. Her riotously received debut EP Playground Antics was the catalyst for an explosion of rave reviews, while with live shows and online previews, she has shared a glimpse of the soundtrack to her ever-expanding sonic world. With recent singles “Final Notice” and “White City,” Willow shared more propulsive and surreal facets of her arsenal, while with the release of new track “Rat Race” today, Willow delves deep into introspection in her own unique way.

Opening to jagged yet muted guitar tones, Willow questions her own path towards her goals – using a slack yet melodic flow to express her distaste with how uncertain her path is. Her lyricism is refreshingly appropriate for today’s current landscape, with lyrics such as “I’m only seeing successes, the others don’t reach For You page’, referencing the industry’s obsession with social media as a means of staying  relevant. “Rat Race’s” chorus acts as a sonic unburdening of the mental constraints that are binding Willow, with a balmy, uplifting instrumental line that soothes the bite of the track’s previous spiked-edged momentum. Willow’s vocal elevates; fully opening up and surrendering to the ridiculousness of the industry she finds herself in and contemporary adult life. 

On the track, Willow says: “I wrote ‘Rat Race’ when I was going through a little crisis; the music business sometimes makes me feel like I am a lottery ticket among millions of others. To sum it up briefly, it’s about the moment when you ask yourself “Am I doing this right? Or better yet, what AM I doing?”

Nice little existential crisis this one.”

An ode to the confidence in her own abilities, but lack of trust in the process to strive for access to her dreams, Willow Kayne’s “Rat Race” is an internal look into the anxieties of one of 2022’s most expansive pop talents. An artist who has encapsulated a no holds barred attitude to her own conviction since the outset of her career, “Rat Race” is a refreshing change of pace from Willow, who lays all her doubts on the line – still with a sense of buoyant determination and relatability at all times.

Willow Kayne will also headline a very special multi-sensory show at London’s XOYO  on September 29, 2022, following her sold out dual headline dates earlier in the year, as well as triumphant set at this year’s Glastonbury Festival and London’s All Points East festival with stylistic idols GorillazTickets on sale now HERE. 

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Airplane illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

FLY AWAY WITH NORSE ATLANTIC

This week Norse Atlantic Airways celebrated the inaugural flights from New York JFK to Berlin and from Los Angeles LAX to Berlin marking a new era for customers seeking affordable transatlantic travel between the US and Germany.  

Additionally, Norse Atlantic announced a new route connecting Fort Lauderdale to Berlin, operating three times a week. This new route will commence on 7th December with tickets available to purchase now from $152 one way.  

“We are very pleased to now be able to welcome customers from across Germany on board our state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliners to New York and Los Angeles. With the addition of our Fort Lauderdale route commencing in December, we will be the largest long-haul carrier operating out of Berlin. Our affordable fares will boost transatlantic travel between the US and Europe benefitting local economies on both sides of the Atlantic,” said Bjorn Tore Larsen, CEO of Norse Atlantic Airways.  

Fares on the daily direct flights from New York JFK to Berlin start from $132 one way. Fares on the three times a week service from Los Angeles to Berlin start from $180 one way.  

“Varm velkomst to NORSE. We could not be happier to welcome NORSE Atlantic Airways at BER Airport. It makes us very proud the airline picked our airport and will be the largest long-haul carrier in the capital region of Germany right from the start. This not only demonstrates the ambitions of NORSE Atlantic Airways it also shows that Berlin Brandenburg Airport is a highly attractive destination for transatlantic connections. The flights from BER to New York, Los Angeles, and Fort Lauderdale will contribute to a strong transatlantic partnership and cultural exchange between Germany and the US while providing a boost to the economic prosperity of both countries,” said Thomas Hoff Andersson, Chief Operating Officer BER Airport.  

Norse Atlantic Airways recently announced that customers looking to explore the world for less now have access to even greater choice and convenience following the launch of the airline’s connectivity partnership with Spirit Airlines, EasyJet, and Norwegian. The virtual interline agreement, powered by Dohop, will provide over 600 weekly connections to Norse’s transatlantic services at our key international hubs New York, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Los Angeles Oslo, London, and Berlin.  

The large and spacious Boeing 787 Dreamliner cabin offers passengers a relaxed and comfortable travel experience with each seat including a personal state-of-the-art entertainment experience. Our Premium cabin offers an industry-leading 43” seat pitch and 12” recline allowing passengers to arrive at their destination feeling refreshed and ready to explore their destination.  

Norse Atlantic offers two cabin choices, Economy and Premium. Passengers can choose from a simple range of fares, Light, Classic, and Plus, that reflect the way that they want to travel, and which options are important to them. Light fares represent Norse’s value option while Plus fares include the maximum baggage allowance, two meal services an enhanced airport and onboard experience, and increased ticket flexibility.   

  
For more information and to book please visit flynorse   

Best Five Sporting Directors in Europe

The director of football or the sporting director’s role is highly essential in association football. A sporting director links the head coach and the board, facilitates transfers, and helps shape the club’s philosophy at all levels.

Many European clubs have sporting directors, and some of these directors have been hugely successful in their role, making great signings and also positively impacting the club during their tenure. 

This article will outline some of the best sporting directors in Europe at the moment and what makes them deserving of the label. 

Best Sporting Directors in Europe at the Moment and What Makes Them Stand Out

1. Monchi

Sevilla appointed Monchi as a sporting director in 2000. He was a goalkeeper at the club during his playing days before retiring in 1999. Monchi became so good at his job that his strides led Sevilla to become a European powerhouse, with the club winning 11 trophies under his watchful eyes, including 6 UEFA Europa League titles.

Sevilla tasked him with developing their youth system while establishing a vast transfer policy in European and global football. He undertook the task with near perfection as he would be responsible for discovering talents like Jesus Navas, Sergio Ramos, Alberto Moreno, and numerous others.

Monchi also oversaw profitable transfer decisions involving players like Dani Alves, Ivan Rakitic, Seydou Keita, and many others, thanks to his network of 700 scouts he established globally. It’s fair to refer to Monchi as the man who single-handedly spearheaded Sevilla’s golden generation, qualifying him as one of the best sporting directors in Europe. 

2. Michael Zorc

Aside from being a Bundesliga powerhouse, Borussia Dortmund is famous for its magnificent transfer strategies. Of course, this is mainly because of the prowess of their sporting director Michael Zorc who oversees major transfer decisions at the club.

Michael Zorc played at the club for 17 seasons, and he has the most appearances for Borussia Dortmund. He was appointed as sporting director after his retirement and went on to extend his legendary status at the club. Zorc was responsible for signing Robert Lewandowski, Shinji Kagawa, Erling Halland, and Jadon Sancho.

He is a man who knew and developed European football from Dortmund’s perspective. His strategic decisions had a massive impact on the club’s philosophy and will uphold its status as a European stronghold for years to come. Zork will retire this year after spending 43 years at the club to make way for Sebastien Kehl. 

3. Michael Edwards

Many people will associate Liverpool’s success over the last few years with Jurgen Klopp. However, there’s another unsung hero behind the scenes whose actions have directly impacted the club’s successes; Michael Edwards.

Micheal Edwards was the brain behind the signings of all of Liverpool’s recent superstars, including Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah, Virgil Van Dijk, Naby Keita, and Ibrahima Konate. He was also responsible for selling Philippe Coutinho for a club-record 142 million pounds to Barcelona in 2018.

Edwards was famous for selling unneeded players at the club for decent amounts, including the sales of Dominic Solanke, Rhian Brewster, and Jordan Ibe. While he wasn’t the one who necessarily scouted transfer targets, Liverpool always trusts him to get the deal done. Edwards left Liverpool F.C at the end of last season and has been on the radar of many top clubs, including Manchester United and Chelsea. Find Out More about which club the top bookmakers think Michael Edward will move to next. 

4. Txiki Begiristain

Manchester City has made a series of good decisions following its takeover in 2008, and appointing Txiki Begiristain as sporting director is one of them. Bergiristain has always been a football man as he was an integral member of the legendary Johan Cruyff dream team. He also served as sporting director at Barcelona, where he formed a formidable relationship with Pep Guardiola.

The relationship would later pay off when Guardiola was appointed the coach of Manchester City in 2014. Bergiristain worked well with Guardiola and used their collective experience to develop an average Manchester City team into one of the most feared clubs in Europe. His tenure at Manchester City birthed 15 trophies for the club.

His transfer policy at Manchester City revolves around signing the best players that will blend immediately into the club’s style of play, with almost all of the current Manchester City players coming through him.

5. Guiseppe Marotta

Succeeding as a sporting director in Italian football is more complex than in most other leagues, as Italian clubs rarely splash substantial amounts on transfers. Marotta thrived using this budget spending system and was responsible for signing world-class players for near nothing, most notably Paul Pogba, Andrea Pirlo, and Claudio Marchisio.

His impact saw Juventus become a powerhouse in local and European football, winning the league seven consecutive times during his tenure and reaching the finals of the UEFA Champions league. Apart from making impacting transfer decisions, his bold appointments were also notable as he was the one who appointed Antonio Conte and Maximilian Allegri.

Marotta currently serves as Inter Milan’s CEO of sports, helping them to their first Serie A in eleven years. He was inducted into the Italian Football hall of fame in 2014 for his immense contributions to the country’s football growth.

Conclusion

The transfer market is becoming more competitive than ever, and clubs see the need for skillful negotiators to get the best deal. Many clubs are therefore looking for sporting directors who are up to the task. Considering the massive changes to football over the past decade, here are the industry’s best directors. 

Claudia Valentina New Single "Sweat" Cover Art via U Music Group for use by 360 MAGAZINE

CLAUDIA VALENTINA – SWEAT

UK artist Claudia Valentina has just dropped the steamy video for her new single “Sweat.”  The single is from her forthcoming EP “Foreign Affair” out September 9th.

Watch HERE
Listen to “Sweat” HERE

Made with Lost Boy, Tom Mann and Digital Farm Animals, the track sees Claudia Valentina’s sultry vocals glide across the powerful track as she gives an insight of what to expect on her upcoming EP ‘Foreign Affair’. ‘Foreign Affair’ was recorded by Claudia Valentina while she traveled back and forth between London, Guernsey, and Los Angeles with a collection of producers and co-writers from various backgrounds. The EP explores relationships/situations that young women find themselves going through. For Claudia, whenever things would get too complicated in one place, she’d simply pick up and go to another. 

Speaking on the EP Claudia says “I’m fascinated with different sounds from around the world and as I’m from a small island, I longed to get out of there and discover a new world of sounds since I was young. Growing up in London and LA has allowed me to be exposed to different types of music through the people I work with.   I’m inspired by the producers I work with and their own individual sounds and I learn so much about different cultures of music through them so I like to merge all these sounds together to create something that’s unique while putting my own musical stamp on everything to tie it all together. This EP is global sounding, it encompasses everything that has touched and inspired me in my life.”
Claudia Valentina, a confident 21-year-old superstar-in-waiting, is ready to become the new dominant force on the pop landscape. Born and raised in Guernsey, a small, picturesque island between England and France, Claudia spent her formative years singing, dancing and looking for any and every opportunity that would propel her into the music industry. After scoring her first break at age 10 in a production of Billy Elliot, she convinced her mother to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music full-time. In the studio, she began to hone her craft with some of the most prolific pop producers in the business, with many of those sessions laying the groundwork for her self-titled EP, which was released in 2020. Her debut single “Seven” has amassed over 10 million streams across all platforms, with Billboard calling it a “stunning debut track” and TIME naming it one of “The Best New Songs of June 2020.”  Her single “4:15” received over 200K streams in its first week of release, with I-D proclaiming it “an absolute smash.” In addition to being selected by MTV UK as one of their Push artists for 2021, Claudia was named an artist to watch by British GQHypebae and PEOPLE.  Earlier this year, Claudia released “C’est La Vie,” the first off her new EP “Foreign Affair” coming in Sept 2022, giving us a taste of the energy and bangers to come.

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Sweat
Forget My Name
Daddy Issues
Extra Agenda
C’est La Vie

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Ann Carrington’s artwork via Dreweatts for use by 360 Magazine

DREWEATTS × ANN CARRINGTON

Dreweatts is delighted to announce that it will be holding a charity auction in conjunction with celebrated contemporary artist Ann Carrington, to raise funds for Royal charity ‘The Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild’. For the auction, the artist has offered a unique work titled Pearly Queen of St. James’s Palace, a large-scale piece encapsulating the well-recognised image of a first-class postage stamp.  The work is in white and natural acrylic and features pearl buttons hand-sewn by the artist onto a black canvas. It sits in a Perspex box frame and is estimated to fetch £10,000-£25,000 when it goes under the hammer in a public auction at wwww.dreweatts.comfrom November 1st – 22nd, 2022.

Commenting on this unique charity auction, the Guild’s Patron since 2003, HRH Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, said: “I am very proud to be associated with the Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild as it celebrates the great achievement of 140 years of helping those in need. The Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild is so grateful to artist Ann Carrington for creating and donating this unique piece for auction, the proceeds of which will contribute significantly to the vital work of the Charity to provide more new clothing and bedding to those in need across the UK.”

On donating the work, contemporary artist Ann Carrington said: “I am very proud to have made this special Pearly Queen artwork for the 140th anniversary of the Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild. Hand-sewn from thousands of pearl buttons, each button represents the volunteer sewers and knitters whose hand-made contributions since 1882 have enabled the charity to grow and flourish. The iconic Queen image is symbolic of the Royal Patronage received by the Guild”.

Commenting on this unique sale, Will Richards, Deputy Chairman of Dreweatts, said: “Dreweatts are honoured and proud to be supporting the Queen Mothers Clothing Guild, one the UK’s longest established charities. Ann Carrington has created the unique Pearly Queen of St. James’s Palace, to represent the fact that the Guild was founded in 1882 when the Penny Black was in circulation. The auctioning of this generous gift by this internationally renowned artist, will help raise important funds for the Guild whose work, especially now, is critical to so many.”

The artwork is one of only 23 of its’ kind made by the artist, with the first one being snapped up by Jacob Rothschild for the Rothschild collection. One of the works was commissioned by Her Majesty the Queen, with her version being produced in red and gold. It was commissioned to accompany a banner also made by Carrington for Her Majesty’s Golden Jubilee.  Other owners of works from this series include Elton John, Lulu Guinness and fashion designer Paul Smith, who all purchased them for their private collections. Carrington is also the only fine artist to hold a license from Royal Mail to produce artworks in the form of the postage stamp!

The sale offers the opportunity to bid for a unique work by the award-winning artist, as each from this series is totally unique. Every head and shoulders image of the Queen is drawn out separately, then sewn with buttons that fit that specific work, which means that all of the buttons are applied in a different way. Colours are also changed depending on the particular piece. The works in this group are all named after different areas of London that Carrington has lived or has special memories of and this particular piece carries the title of the Pearly Queen of St. James’s Palace due to its’ link to the charity.

Ann’s work has become increasingly popular in recent years, with commissions around the globe for private collections, such as; HRH, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, HRH Prince Charles, The Duke of Westminster, Gwyneth Paltrow, Issey Miyake and Gordon Ramsay, amongst others. Her work is also held in many public and company collections including: The Victoria and Albert Museum, The United Nations, The Royal College of Art, The Design Museum, London, The Thames Diamond Jubilee Foundation and The Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, The National Trust, The Commonwealth Institute, Citibank, Waldorf Astoria, W Hotels, DAKS, Dunhill, Agent Provocateur and London’s fashionable Chiltern Firehouse.

The originality of her oeuvre is in the creative use of use of abandoned every-day items which are repurposed, as well as the use of multiples of objects to create pattern and interest, which is central to her function as an artist.  She explains that “all objects are saturated with cultural meaning which, as an artist, I seek to explore, unravel and investigate. Mundane objects such as knives and forks, barbed wire, pins and paintbrushes come with their own ready-made histories and associations, which can be unravelled and analysed if rearranged, distorted or realigned to give them new meaning as sculpture”.

It is being donated by Carrington to raise funds for the Royal charity set up in 1882 by Lady Wolverton, whose friend Princess Mary Adelaide of Teck (mother of the future Queen Mary) became the Guild’s first Royal patron. In 1897 her daughter, the Duchess of York (the future Queen Mary) became the patron, having helped her mother with the charity since childhood. It has remained under Royal patronage to date, having been renamed several times, including in 1910 when Queen Mary (on becoming Queen Consort) renamed the charity ‘Queen Mary’s Needlework Guild’ and in 1914 established St James’s Palace as its’ headquarters.

The charity, which makes, sources and buys new clothing, sleeping bags, bedding and towels to give to British charities (such as babies and children in hospital, the homeless and refugees, the elderly and people in hospices and women and children in refuges), still receives, sorts and distributes the clothing and bedding at St James’s Palace today. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother served as their patron for almost fifty years (from 1953 until 2002). It was renamed again in 2010 as The Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild, its’ title today, as a tribute to her.

Speaking from The Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild, Hadley Denny explains: “The Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild is one of the UK’s oldest charities and from its’ foundation in 1882 its’ purpose has been to support those most in need. We respond to charities across the UK for clothing and bedding items that they have difficulty sourcing or funding themselves. We know that a gift of new clothing or bedding provides warmth and comfort, helping restore dignity and self-respect. Over the year The Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild fundraises in order to source and purchase large amounts of clothing and bedding and our many supporters and volunteers also lovingly hand make thousands of hats, gloves, scarves, clothes and blankets. Every autumn, as we have done for over 100 years, we hold an event at St James’s Palace in London, where we sort, count and pack all of the clothing and bedding, ready for collection by the various charities. Distributing in autumn works well for many charities as their needs are greatest in the winter months. We hope this generous donation of a stunning work by Ann Carrington will help towards our central goal, to help as many people as possible.”