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Rita Azar illustrates elephants for 360 MAGAZINE

Celebrate World Elephant Day

August 12th was World Elephant Day, and there are many ways you can get involved to help bring funds and awareness to protect these gentle giants.

International Conservation Charity, Space For Giants, and Enasoit Game Sanctuary are committed to securing the ecological and economic value that nature conservation offers- especially in this time of crisis, when travel and tourism are impacted, wildlife and natural habitat are more vulnerable to exploitation than ever before.

Here’s why elephants need our help:

  • Poachers have killed roughly one-quarter of Africa’s elephants in just 10 years- that’s a loss of over 110,000 elephants.
  • Only 415,000 elephants remain in Africa, down from 600,000 in 1989, and 1.3m in 1979.
  • Elephant range in Africa has dropped 42% since 1995, from 2.1m sq miles to 1.2m sq miles.
  • Elephant range ‘heavily affected’ by human activity now is 29%. By 2050, it will be 63%.

Space for Giants was integral in combating the illegal ivory trade in central Kenya which ultimately led to the elimination of elephant poaching in 2018. Today, Space for Giants operates in over 10 countries on 3 continents and works with National Geographic, African Wildlife Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, and more to protect Africa’s elephants, and their landscapes.

How you can get involved:

Space For Giants has unveiled Walk For Giants, a fundraising and awareness campaign releasing alongside two exclusive capsule collections with proceeds from all sales going back to Space For Giant’s integral work in conservation and the crucial protection of this endangered species. Additional information on the campaign and capsule collections are below- a great way to treat yourself and lend your support to an important cause is the perfect way to contribute to World Elephant Day, everyday.

A Stay at Enasoit is not just a luxury, eco-centric getaway – the dues for your stay go directly to helping preserve, conserve, and protect the landscapes and wildlife you’re surrounded by.

These are a few ways that you can help Elephants year-round, not just on World Elephant Day- these creatures need your help in protecting their precious environment- and it’s as easy as buying yourself a new piece of clothing or booking a trip to see these creatures up close for yourself.

If you’re looking for additional ways to get involved, Space for Giants also has a large support network with a wide range of individuals including academics, journalists, celebrities (such as Megan Markle, Prince William, Elizabeth Hurley, Courteney Cox, Nicky Hilton to name a few), philanthropists, and sports people, to bring new advocates to its cause and educate communities around the world on the importance of these conservation efforts and corresponding fundraising efforts.

About The Walk For Giants campaign:

The Walk For Giants campaign will kick-off with the release of two exclusive capsule collections; a 44-piece collection from Gemfields, a world-leading supplier of responsibly sourced colored gemstones, and a series of 15 sustainable collections from NET-A-PORTER, the world’s leading online luxury fashion retailer. All proceeds from these capsule collections will bring critical support to protect Africa’s elephants and their natural habitat.

A series of stunning images featuring both capsule collections highlight Africa’s gentle giants and breathtaking landscapes that Space For Giants works to protect.

  • Shot by Francesco Carrozzini
  • Creative Direction by Riccardo Ruini
  • Models: Selena Forrest and Arizona Muse
  • Location: Enasoit Game Sanctuary in Laikipia, Kenya.

Totem Fashion × BESFXXK

Totem is pleased to announce its collaboration with the talented label BESFXXK.

About BESFXXK

BESFXXK is a play on words ”bespoke + fucked up”, and is pronounceable as /bi’s fak/.

Founded in 2017 by Jae Hyuk Lim and Bona Kim, BESFXXK is an experimental fashion house that takes a surgical approach to design and product development.

Lim and Kim’s technique involves combining items with diverse backgrounds and histories. The outcome is always both innovative and wearable.

BESFXXK set out to reinterpret symbols from both streetwear and luxury fashion. The brand reexamines the definitions of both current and past trends. 

Designers Jae Hyuk Lim & Bona Kim studied at the prestigious Royal College of Arts In London and the London College of Fashion respectively, before launching BESFXXK in 2017.

Their collection is now stocked in more than 40 stores in over 15 countries worldwide.

About Totem Fashion Paris

Totem is a communications agency that promotes both French and international fashion labels. Totem has discovered and launched designers and institutional brands for over 10 years. Their clients include designer labels Raf Simons, Jeremy Scott, and more, as well as institutional brands like Diesel, Mustang Jeans, and l’Atelier Renault.

 

 

BESFXXK SS20
BESFXXK SS20

Gaucho – Buenos Aires Appoints New Creative Director

GAUCHO – BUENOS AIRES Appoints Lautaro Amadeo Tambutto As Creative Director.

Gaucho – Buenos Aires, an emerging luxury label with global ambitions, is pleased to announce they have appointed in-house designer, Lautaro Amadeo Tambutto as the brand’s Creative Director. His role and primary duties as a designer ;will now be expanded, managing the conception, design, and on-brand execution of materials for the brand. Tambutto will be working primarily out of the business’s headquarters in New York City, as well as the atelier in Buenos Aires’ upmarket Recoleta district.

Off the heels of a successful debut at New York Fashion Week in September 2019, Tambutto joined the growing Gaucho – Buenos Aires brand in December, with plans to incorporate creative silhouettes and lots of leather with an urban spin for the young and culturally aware clientele. Tambutto’s “GPS Collection” – slated for the SS20-21 season – plots a course on a fashion journey that builds upon contemporary urban and athleisure trends. By injecting elegance and sophistication into streetwear fashion, Tambutto intends to elevate streetwear casual to streetwear elegance, and seeks to globally position Gaucho – Buenos Aires’ spirit of Argentina as a major presence in the fashion landscape.

Born in Argentina, Tambutto’s family originally hails from San Antonio de Areco – otherwise known as the home of the Gaucho. Having received his training in Italy, Vogue Italia has described his aesthetic as a “very modern and richly inspired take on sportswear,” and it is indeed an appealing mix of references – “the sweet spot between sportswear, traditional tailoring and Latin American influences,” Tambutto says. It all resonates strongly with Gaucho – Buenos Aires’ own design DNA. Tambutto sees immense possibilities for the emerging brand to put Buenos Aires on the luxury fashion map and looks forward to bringing long-overdue recognition to Argentinian design.

“I’m very excited about taking over the creative direction of Gaucho and working with such a professional group. The team’s support and mutual understanding of each other helps us move forward in the right direction. Since the beginning of my career, I saw the image of the Gaucho as an icon and my inspiration, and now with this opportunity as Creative Director for Gaucho – Buenos Aires, I have the platform to show the world my vision, my traditions, and a canvas to highlight this beautiful culture,” said Tambutto.

“We could not be more excited to promote Lautaro into his new role as Creative Director. His positive attitude, heritage and talent lends to the authenticity of our brand” said Scott Mathis, Gaucho Group Holdings, Inc.’s Founder & Chairman.

“Lautaro’s creative vision and style pairs perfectly with Gaucho – Buenos Aires’ growing collection of products, the authenticity of Argentina, and the elegance and style of Buenos Aires. We look forward to great things from our team in the future. Our company’s future lies in e-commerce, where we have the opportunity to achieve global scale.”

About Gaucho – Buenos Aires
Gaucho – Buenos Aires blends the quality of a bygone era with a sophisticated, modern, global outlook. The brand’s beautifully handcrafted clothing and accessories herald the birth of Buenos Aires’ finest designer label. In September 2019, Gaucho – Buenos Aires entered the US market with a Spring/Summer 2020 runway show at NYFW celebrating the romance and glamour of Buenos Aires with a modern twist. Drawing on the cosmopolitan vibe of Buenos Aires and the spirit of traditional Gaucho culture, Gaucho – Buenos Aires is a new destination for luxury ready-to-wear and leather accessories. Weaving artisan techniques and materials into innovative contemporary designs, Gaucho is gaining traction as an emerging designer brand to watch.

UGIE HAMPTON

Montreal-born fashion stylist and creative director Ugie is best known for styling trendsetting looks for online luxury fashion destination SSENSE.COM as the company’s lead e-commerce menswear stylist while also curating visual installations for their Montreal flagship store. With 8 years of extensive experience in the fields of luxury e-commerce, editorial, visual merchandising, and brand building, Ugie’s exuberant personality, unique sense of style, and refined street-led aesthetic have contributed to solidifying his distinction as one of today’s most influential and sought after Canadian fashion stylists. 

Always on the cusp of high-fashion trends with much of his inspiration coming straight from the streets, he also draws upon elements of architecture and interior design to feed his creativity. Garnering the attention of fellow industry creatives, acclaimed brands, and celebrities alike, he continues to position himself as a leading tastemaker in the industry.

Ugie has styled over multiple brands: Gucci, Saint-Laurent, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Calvin Klein 205W39NYC, Yeezy