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GUCCI TOWARDS THE SUN

As Summer begins, Gucci presents a special selection of ready-to-wear and accessories from the House’s latest collections envisioned for the warm season. Mixing light fabrics with bright pops of color, the Towards the Sun pieces evoke the easy-going cadence that comes with sunny days. Upon bags, shoes, and accessories, pattern comes to the fore with the House’s emblematic GG monogram woven from a raffia-effect material. Houndstooth and seersucker also become defining motifs, enriching signature items such as bags from the House’s archive inspired Beloved lines. The women’s ready-to-wear proposes practical femininity in muslin slip dresses accented with lace, as well as a selection of bathing suits. The men’s lineup ranges from the casual to the sophisticated with jogging shorts, patterned pants, nylon jackets, and double-breasted blazers. The Towards the Sun selection is captured in a special campaign shot on the coast of Provincetown—the Summer escape of choice for many artists and creatives. Stills and video capture a cast of characters partaking in a series of activities on the quaint northern tip of Cape Code, such as swimming, sunbathing, and strolling around the lighthouse. As an ode to the act of vacationing, the photographs also feature the Gucci Ophidia luggage, which progresses the House’s century-long legacy in travel. Now available in Gucci stores worldwide, Towards the Sun will be presented in dedicated window displays and Pop-Ups with a creative concept that riffs on the houndstooth design found across the selection. The offering will also be available online at gucci.com. #GucciTowardsTheSun 

Credits 

Creative Director: Alessandro Michele 

Art Director: Christopher Simmonds 

Photographer & Director: Julie Greve 

Make up: Lauren Reynolds 

Hair: Alex Brownswell 

Product Details 

Within the Gucci Love Parade collection, the Towards the Sun selection presents women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, bags, shoes, and accessories envisioned for days spent by the sea. The women’s ready-to-wear selection proposes classic summer elegance with muslin slip dresses in muted or colorful prints and lace details. The lineup also features swimsuits, including a single-strap one piece with a bright and tropical print, as well as a black bikini enriched with Interlocking G hardware. The men’s ready-to-wear ranges from the casual to the sophisticated with jogging shorts, patterned pants, nylon jackets, and double-breasted blazers. For the bag category, the House’s GG Marmont, Gucci Diana, and Gucci Horsebit 1955 from the Beloved lines are reinterpreted with the codes of the collection. For example, the GG Marmont marked by the gold GG hardware is updated with a seersucker top flap and the GG monogram woven from a raffia-effect fabric. The Gucci Horsebit 1955 is also redefined by the raffia-effect GG motif outlined with a leather trim. With its defining bamboo top handles decorated with leather bands, The Gucci Diana features a blue and natural houndstooth pattern woven in raffia-effect fabric. Exclusive designs will also be offered regionally, including Gucci Bamboo 1947 bags in Japan and the Gucci Jackie 1961 in the USA. Progressing the House’s legacy in luggage, the collection offers a travel tote bag in two sizes defined by two green-red-green jacquard Webs, along with a red and green Interlocking G. A variety of summer shoes including sandals, mules, loafers, and slip-on sneakers feature the GG monogram woven from raffia-effect material. Hats, belts, and chain wallets are also reimagined with the defining elements of the collection. 

About Gucci

Founded in Florence, Italy, in 1921, Gucci is one of the world’s leading luxury brands, led by President and CEO Marco Bizzarri and Creative Director Alessandro Michele. Following the House’s centenary, Gucci forges ahead into the next hundred years, continuing to redefine luxury while celebrating the creativity, Italian craftsmanship, and innovation at the core of its values. Gucci is part of the global luxury group Kering, which manages the development of a series of renowned Houses in fashion, leather goods, jewelry, and watches. Discover more about Gucci at www.gucci.com.

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LV women's capsule collection with leather goods to match inside 360 MAGAZINE

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Louis Vuitton’s Spring in the City capsule collection includes ready-to-wear and a diverse range of coordinating leather goods. The Pre-Fall women’s collection features a variety of accessories, leather goods and footwear in addition to ready-to-wear pieces, and the Run 55 sneaker is a sporty running shoe geared to comfort and style.

LV WOMEN’S SPRING IN THE CITY CAPSULE COLLECTION

Louis Vuitton’s Spring in the City capsule collection includes leather goods that come in a diverse range of colors and styles, many of which are displayed on classic Louis Vuitton silhouettes like the Twist and include traditional branding like the LV Monogram. The apparel in this collection takes on the same color and freshness as the bags. You’ll find classic nautical influences with pops of modernity and color. 

LV WOMEN’S PRE-FALL 2022 COLLECTION

The Pre-Fall Women’scollection features a variety of accessories like scarves, leather goods, footwear, and sunglasses and ready-to-wear pieces in bold colorways, with styles for sport, back to school, work, play, and everything in between. This collection also includes an array of swimwear that coincides with the Spring in the City capsule collection.

LV WOMEN’S RUN 55 COLLECTION

The Run 55 sneaker is a sporty model crafted from a combination of technical materials including mesh, rubber and tape, as well as plain and suede calf leather. Geared to comfort, this running shoe features a lining with cushioned inserts and a lifted outsole for optimum bounce. The design incorporates multiple signatures, including a Monogram-canvas lace at the back.

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Arab Fashion Week FW 22/23

This March we see the scheduled return of Arab Fashion Week (AFW) spanning from the 24 to 28. Through collaborative efforts of the Dubai-central Arab Fashion Council (AFC) and the Dubai Design District (d3) this fashion week aims to highlight an array of designers devoted to elevating both art and culture.

View the full calendar for Arab Fashion Week HERE.

The Arab Fashion Week Women’s Fall/Winter 2022/23 consists of virtual and in-person runway shows held in d3 from 6 pm -10 pm throughout fashion week. Talent includes growing designers, luxury corporations and integral players in the fashion industry.

Dubai persists as an annual hub for massive spectators to gather for Arab Fashion Week. Celebrities, trendsetters and fashion fans travel to immerse themselves in the latest fashion trends for the upcoming season(s). This year shows have been grouped into three separate calendars: the couture, the ready-to-wear and the events, consisting of pop-ups, art encounters and roundtables.

Mohammed Aqra, Chief Strategy Officer of Arab Fashion Week, talked about the significance of the week, stating, “AFW has evolved throughout the years to establish a remarkable position within the international fashion calendar. Our mission remains to reinforce our commitment to empower and support designers operating in the Middle East and North Africa to adopt an innovative approach in their growth journey. Together with d3, we continue to champion Dubai’s role as the capital of the fashion industry in the region.”

Executive Director of Dubai Design District (d3) Khadija Al Bastaki spoke on the exciting week, stating, “Dubai has earned its growing renown as a global fashion capital in large part due to the relentless ingenuity and curiosity of our region’s creative talent.

“Our mission at Dubai Design District has always been to enhance the visibility of our comprehensive design community and enrich their access to new partnerships and growth prospects. Arab Fashion Week is fast becoming a landmark event for creatives, brands and enthusiasts the world over, and every season reinforces Dubai’s position on the global fashion stage.

“We are confident this year will deliver on the promise of innovative and inspiring runway shows and our district’s commitment to rethink the regular through digital explorations, immersive activations, pop-ups and more.”

The online platform Meta will air live showings across their social media. Moon Baz, Creator Partnerships Lead, Middle East, Africa & Turkey at Meta, raved about the upcoming digital presence of Arab Fashion Week, stating, “We’ve been building support for creators and their aspirations for years, and we continue to put a ton of investment into improving and building out our foundational suite of tools so that creators can build and grow their communities and their business.

“Our goal is to help as many creators as possible find sustainable, long-term success on our apps. The next big opportunity for us all is the metaverse and we are keen to work with creators from all industries including fashion to help them realize its potential.” 

Aside from Meta, Arab Fashion Week has retained strong coverage through cooperation with Microsoft and GoDaddy.

GoDaddy’s MENA General Manager Selina Bieber spoke on GoDaddy’s involvement with fashion week, saying, “We are excited to strategically support the AFC in fostering the growth of regional talent. Together, we will ensure our creatives are ready to embrace and conquer the global shift into tech.”

Watch the shows live HERE via Arab Fashion Week’s Facebook page, and HERE via Arab Fashion Week’s Instagram page.

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Groundbreaking Sky-High Ocean Catwalk

This week fashion blended with sustainability on a fully reimagined scale with Jessica Minh Anh’s groundbreaking J Spring Fashion Show 2022. The show was set amongst the Italian Rivera and took place atop the Costa Toscano, the latest LNG-powered cruise ship.

Breathtaking views paired with the most luxurious haute couture, ready-to-wear, accessory and swimwear collections swarmed the deck of the Costa Toscano. An environment in which fashion blends seamlessly with sustainability was the scene of the J Spring Fashion Show 2022.

Taking place atop deck 18 of the Costa Toscano, the fashion extravaganza was set amongst stunning views of the Italian Rivera. The ship aims to set sail on its first cruise after the final show on March 5.

The show kicked off with supermodel Jessica Minh Anh sporting a classic high-fashion red fishtail dress. The piece of art was produced by the Malaysian brand Emmanuel Haute Couture, accompanied with Jessica Minh Anh’s pioneering seashell-inspired hairdo.

The show continued with a remarkable array of embellished gowns with accentuated waistlines. Showcased in the colors of white and pink, each dress imitated the essence of the ocean.

Decorated with impeccable adornments with not one piece looking alike, Emmanuel Haute Couture maintained to raise the standard of pure excellence. The J Spring Fashion Show 2022 marks the third moment of the two fashion entities working together.

Then after Ngali showcased their ready-to-wear “Nginha” collection. The Australian brand took reference from serene, open areas to create a series compiled with flowing, moving pieces. Australian indigenous artist Lindsay Malay’s designs were printed onto silk adding for an added textured feel throughout the series.

US designer Elizabeth Southwood’s Sauvage brand showed off their latest collection full of daring yet constructive swimwear. The collection was motivated by the “year of the tiger,” sporting an assortment of unique prints, Swarovski crystals and innovative features.

The elaborate, couture collection “ORO” was dominated by gold accents and meticulously constructed pieces. Pakistani innovator Syeda Amera’s pieces emulated feminine styles embraced with hand-woven embroideries. “ORO” provided a unique interpretation and level of elevation needed within the space of couture.

Consisting of pieces that looked as if they were walking amongst the clouds is the South American designer La Paix from Paraguay. The couture, high-end aura from the collection took inspiration from all the pristine parts of life including nature, architecture, culture, art and life. Each piece had a dramatic yet contemporary flare. 

GLAUDI from the California designer Johana Hernandez commemorated life after the pandemic with their collection. Standouts were comprised of eye-catching details, satin shimmering dresses and elegant gowns that filled the collection.

Jessica Minh Anh closed the GLAUDI show as a picture-perfect modern fairy-tale princess. The elaborate yet chic hand-beaded haute couture gown showcased intricate beading of crystals that caught every inch of sunlight shone upon them. Highlighting Jessica Minh Anh’s petite waistline with an A-line silhouette, the finale piece was truly mesmerizing.

Having worked with Jessica Minh Anh on other elaborate projects at distinctive venues, African designer Kine Dion had the perfect recipe to showcase everything we admire about modern femininity. Placing emphasis on individuality and diversity, the collection was encompassed by garments full of distinct weaving and embroidery tactics.

The finale showing of the J Spring Fashion Show 2022 was held by Vietnamese celebrity designer Hoang Hai. The “East meets West’ inspiration point created a unique haute couture collection full of White, blue, gold and red idiosyncratic pieces.

Jessica Minh Anh closed out the show in an impeccably designed silver dress full of Swarovski crystals. The final piece of art referenced the profile of a swan as Jessica Minh Anh glided down the catwalk. The gown itself took over a thousand hours to make and revealed a high cut slit with a deep trail. Jessica Minh Anh headed the array of models through the ocean catwalk pictured amongst the deep oceans.

Another previous partner with Jessica Minh Anh, the Parisian hair accessory brand Alexandre de Paris created pieces the array of collections. They contributed flowered hairbands, butterfly/dragonfly hairpins and jeweled headbands, bringing an esteemed sense of charm.

Acting as Jessica Minh Anh’s fourth cooperation piece with the Italian cruise brand, Costa Crociere, she spoke to her decision of the Costa Toscana for the superior ocean fashion show. Jessica Minh Anh stated, “This particular moment in history provides an opportunity for a sustainable “restart” of our society. Costa Toscana aligns perfectly with my mission of highlighting sustainability in a visually attractive way. It was an honour to celebrate the resurgence of business and style on the world’s newest LNG-powered cruise ship.”

Mario Zanettic, President of Costa Cruises, spoke to the influence of the show, stating, “It was a great pleasure to have Jessica Minh Anh on board transforming our new LNG flagship into a phenomenal catwalk. She is a pioneer in marrying fashion with sustainability, just like Costa in offering the most advanced sustainable ships. It was a perfect event to celebrate such an innovative ship like Costa Toscana, which in a few days will leave for her first cruise, starting the full resumption of the Costa fleet in the next summer.”

This next-level fashion show amongst the sea holds the place for Jessica Minh Anh’s 26th imaginative venture since her initial catwalk atop England’s London’s Tower Bridge. Holding shows in some landmark destinations, she has plans to only continue to elevate the space of fashion x sustainability, and they’ll take us out of this world, quite literally. For more information, on Jessica Minh Anh and her inventive shows, visit the JMA Website

J Spring Fashion Show 2022 press photos via JMA Global Media for use by 360 MAGAZINE
J Spring Fashion Show 2022 press photos via JMA Global Media for use by 360 MAGAZINE
J Spring Fashion Show 2022 press photos via JMA Global Media for use by 360 MAGAZINE
J Spring Fashion Show 2022 press photos via JMA Global Media for use by 360 MAGAZINE
J Spring Fashion Show 2022 press photos via JMA Global Media for use by 360 MAGAZINE
J Spring Fashion Show 2022 press photos via JMA Global Media for use by 360 MAGAZINE
J Spring Fashion Show 2022 press photos via JMA Global Media for use by 360 MAGAZINE
J Spring Fashion Show 2022 press photos via JMA Global Media for use by 360 MAGAZINE
Photo credits: JMA Global

Additional information on Jessica Minh Anh:

Born: 19 June 1988 in Hanoi, Vietnam

Height: 175cm (5’9)

DONNA LEAH DESIGNS, 360 MAGAZINE, accessories, handbags, gowns, clothing, dresses

DONNA LEAH DESIGNS

“The world of fashion, and the power that colors and textures have creating a mood have been with me from a very young age,” explains Donna Leah, when talking about the launch of her new brand, Donna Leah Designs. “I’ve always felt that sparkle and glamour should be enjoyed from the moment we wake up until after dark. Getting dressed in what we love is a great way to start the day with a positive vibe and makes me feel like I can accomplish anything. I am my own superhero.”

A graduate of New York’s famed Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), the American designer chose to base her brand in Miami where the dynamic energy of the city sparks her concepts. The brand was founded on a vision of empowerment and the need to be distinctive. A signature element of the brand is coordinating shawls that can be interpreted as a cape for women who embrace their individuality and are their own superhero.

Founded in late 2018, the brand launched with a collection of evening gowns inspired by the power of nature and the divine. Blues are a reminder of the ocean and the sky, greens and golds are the color of precious gems and lush foliage. “Heaven,” Donna Leah’s favorite piece, features a stunning sequins gown with a matching cape in mauve, a color she identifies with love and passion.

Now that people are spending more time at home, the designer has launched a line of loungewear inspired by her gowns, which incorporates Donna Leah’s love of metallics in bright shades of blues, pinks, and purples. The cape in the designer’s gowns has been translated into a hood for the loungewear collection. All pieces feel powerful, yet feminine, with bold colors and textures that act as a unifying statement for the brand.

Launching later this year will be a special series of designer statement t-shirts. Donna Leah explains, “I love making a statement and so much of us want to assert our feelings in a powerful way. While this is not a new concept, Donna Leah Designs is taking a unique approach that will resonate with women who have ageless style and are confident in their ideas.”

The reason for Donna Leah’s steady growing buzz is straightforward: the styles make a strong statement while being glamorous and unique at the same time. After completing several seasonal collections, including evening gowns, ready-to-wear, handbags, and accessories, Donna Leah is finding an audience for her pieces in the entertainment industry. She has shown her collections at the Grammy Awards and Oscars in 2019, and numerous celebrities are fans of her brand including Tanya Tucker, Cindy Lauper, Aerosmith, Roots, Cheap Trick, and Sharon Osbourne.

For all things Donna Leah Designs ho HERE.

Interview With Raul Peñaranda

New York designer Raul Penaranda has been making his dream a reality designing luxury women’s wear with an aesthetic that stands apart with a mix of edge and sophistication. Through this uncompromising style, Raul has dared to be himself and only two years after debuting at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week was declared by FORBES magazine as one of the fastest growing fashion entrepreneurs to come out of the small business industry with his 100% USA manufactured ready to wear fashion line for women and Vogue Mexico named Raul “The New King of New York Fashion Week” for his extraordinary craftsmanship, attention to detail and exquisite style.

Raul was born in Cali, Colombia. He grew up in Caracas, Venezuela and moved to Miami, Florida with his family as a young adult. In 2000, Raul relocated to New York City where he was offered a freelance design position at Liz Claiborne, while enrolled at F.I.T and Parson’s. Over the next ten years, some of the industry’s most established fashion houses felt his creative impact such as Oscar de la Renta, DKNY, Zac Posen and Tommy Hilfiger. He has held key positions as Creative Director of Merchandise and Trend Services, Senior Designer and Textile/CAD Designer. Recently during New York Fashion Week, Raul’s burgeoning style culminated in a tremendous showcasing of ready-to wear designs entitled “Opulence”for Fall 2019. Presenting to his largest audience to date, Raul did not disappoint as his models walked the runway in handmade fashions indicative of his daring yet romantic style that has gained him recognition from the CFDA. Still, Raul is only getting started and with ten seasons of inspiring collections there
is only one demand from the designer ‘show the world who you are’.

www.raulpenaranda.com

 

Raul Peñaranda, Fashion Designer

Q & A for 360 Magazine

Q1- What or whom inspired you to start Designing?

A-I design because of the love and respect that i have for my mother and sisters; and that love and respect i want to share it with every women in the world…..and my clothing line is the language in which I able to express it.

Q2-Who are some of the notable men and women you’ve dressed?

A-Vanessa Williams, Lynda Baquero, Gabriela Isler, Kimberly Dos Ramos, Majida Issa, Jennifer Arenas, Dayana Mendoza, Cynthia Bailey, Brande Roderick, Blanca Soto, Maria Celeste, Irene Esser, Liliana Gil, Estefania Fernandez, Adriana Arango, Jill Zarin, Kika rocha, Cindy Taylor, Romina Nabhem, Paulina vega, Veronica Albornoz, Shirley Rumierk

Q3- When our readers are shopping, what are three must haves in their wardrobe?

A-A little black dress

B-A Comfy pair of jeans

c-Statement dresses for daytime and gala

Q4-When Creating for the red carpet, what do you and or clients look for?

A-More than a beautiful pieces, I’m looking for something that is an extension of my client’s personality knowing that less is the ultimate sophistication.

Q5-How does your culture influence your work?

A-Tremendously, from the vibrant colors, to the seductive silhouettes and to the lavish fabrics…..it’s a total package that empower any women and express her distinctive point of view. A perfect balance of two words…Seductive without being trashy and elegant without being old, celebrating all curves and shapes.

Q6-Who are your Fashion icons? Why?

A– Halston for his simple aesthetic that shows to the world that less is more. Oscar De La Renta: For not only the beauty of his designs, but for his humbled personality that inspired me like no other.

Q7-What advice would you give to aspiring Fashion Designers?

A– to not be afraid of being different, to be discipline, to be determined, to be kind, to be humble and to conquer the world

 

Ready-to-Wear

WWDMAGIC Vice President, Kelly Helfman’s, favorite ready-to-wear and accessories trends. 

All the below brands can be found on the WWDMAGIC show floor this coming February 12-14 in Las Vegas

 

Ready-to-Wear

 

  1. HACKED TRENCH COATS

Some fashions never fade and in this case, the trench coat is one of those. Constantly reimagined, the trench coat has been brought back to life with fine-tuned details that re-introduce this classic in the most unexpected of ways! Expect to see fringe, layers, tie sleeves and unique cuts to provide a modern update to this classic piece.

Brand: Current Air

 

  1. COZY KNITS

This classic is having a resurgence! Whether oversized or form-fitting, cozy-chic knitwear is both practical and classic. Wear layered or alone, this is one fashion buy you won’t regret!

Brand: TCEC

 

  1. COLORED FAUX FUR

Bold toned furs add a youthful appeal to traditional winter wear! Trendy and glamourous, this look adds an instant pop while keeping you warm and cozy through cooler months!

Brand: Skies Are Blue

 

  1. WORKING GIRL LOOKS

The Pantsuit Nation has officially made its mark on the fashion world. Taking a cue from the ‘Working Girl’, power suits in a variety of colors and cuts make a bold statement that’s both feminine and fun.  

 

Brand: Line and Dot


      

 

Accessories

 

  1. CLEAR ACCESSORIES

Get in the clear – literally! Plastic, lucite and acrylic materials are in full-force for everything from evening bags to shoes. These see through accessories offer a fresh and playful  touch that’s of-the-moment for the coming seasons!

 

 

Brand: Purseption Bags

 

  1. MILLENNIAL PINK

This blushing shade is here to stay! Found in shoes, eyewear, belts and purses, everything is coming up roses with the millennial pink color palette. Pair with other subtle hues like buttercup yellow or lilac for a soft, romantic look or strike a bold balance with bright reds and violets.  

 

Brand: DIFF Eyewear

 

  1. BIGGER & BETTER FLORALS

Prepare for a new spin on floral looks! Upcoming seasons are featuring floral prints and embellishments that are bigger, better and bolder than ever before! Tropical prints are also taking over for a more lively look along with a nod to 60’s-inspired floral looks.

 

  1. LAVENDER

The new ‘it’ shade is a sorbet version of Pantone’s Color of the Year! No longer reserved for Easter, the lavender hue is both sweet and feminine, making for the perfect pairing with denim or a bold lip!

 

Brand: B’Livinn

 

 

 

 Kelly Helfman, Vice President ofWWDMAGIC, Fame, ATS, POOL Fashion Tradeshow

 

 

MICHAEL KORS × WATCH HUNGER STOP

MICHAEL KORS ANNOUNCES HIGHLIGHTS OF 2017 WATCH HUNGER STOP CAMPAIGN TO FIGHT GLOBAL HUNGER

World Food Day is on October 16 and Michael Kors is dedicating the month to new products and activities designed to support Watch Hunger Stop, the brand’s campaign to fight global hunger. Now in its 5th year, Watch Hunger Stop raises funds and awareness to help achieve a world with Zero Hunger. The brand’s partner in the effort is the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), and funds go to support WFP’s school meals program, which reaches over 16 million children in almost 70 countries each year with vital nutrition that helps them fulfil their potential. Thus far, Watch Hunger Stop has enabled WFP to deliver more than 15 million meals to children in need.

“Our multi-year partnership with Michael Kors has resulted in a significant contribution toward progress in the fight against global hunger,” says Rick Leach, President and CEO of World Food Program USA. “Over the past five years, the school meals program, a focus of the Michael Kors effort, has played an enormous role in empowering hungry children with the nutrition they need to succeed in the classroom and lift themselves out of poverty.”
KATE HUDSON

Actress, author, entrepreneur and humanitarian Kate Hudson is again lending her talents to support Watch Hunger Stop, the brand’s annual campaign to fight global hunger. This past June, Hudson traveled with WFP to Siem Reap province in Cambodia to see how the funds raised through Watch Hunger Stop help WFP feed and support children in need. During the field visit, Hudson visited schools, farms and family homes, asking questions and sharing her irresistible warmth and energy. She spoke with local WFP staff members, helped cook school meals and played with children, thoroughly immersing herself in the details of the school meals program and the lives of those it affects.

“This is the third year I’ve had the honor of collaborating with Michael on this important cause,” says Hudson. “In June, I visited schools in Cambodia, where the funds raised by Watch Hunger Stop enable the United Nations World Food Programme to feed children so they receive the nutrition they need to grow and to finish their education. It was an amazing experience­—I can’t wait to share everything that I saw and learned there.”

“I’m thrilled and grateful that my friend Kate is joining us once again in our efforts to end hunger,” says Michael Kors. “She and I share the belief that if we all work together, this is a problem we can solve. Watch Hunger Stop supports WFP’s school meals program, improving the lives of children who deserve the chance for a healthy, happy future. We’re proud to be able to help.”
THE ARTIST’S HAND

This year’s Watch Hunger Stop campaign features illustrations by award-winning artist Clym Evernden. Known for his distinctive ink-based style, Evernden graduated from Central Saint Martins, where he studied fashion design. He has contributed to several campaigns for Michael Kors, including for the opening of the Regent Street flagship store. Watch Hunger Stop is the artist’s first philanthropic campaign, and his bold, inviting designs add a vibrant dimension to the Watch Hunger Stop message. Speaking about his artwork, Evernden explains that he “aimed to create strong images that have an immediate global appeal. The use of my spontaneous and instinctive ink line encapsulates the message of the campaign to generate rapid help for those in need, promoting a feeling of proactive involvement.”
STYLE THAT DOES GOOD

Special-edition watches have been a part of the Watch Hunger Stop effort since its inception, with 100 meals donated to WFP for each watch sold.* This year’s highlight is a special edition of the just-launched Michael Kors Access Sofie touchscreen smartwatch.

Featuring a thin, lightweight body with a dazzlingly sharp, full round display, the Watch Hunger Stop Sofie is a sleek, glamorous, black-plated style with a gunmetal pavé top ring and pavé checkered bracelet. It includes the latest iteration of the Michael Kors Access app, with added functionality including My Social, a feature that allows the user to link to his or her Instagram or Facebook account directly on their smartwatch and set a personal post photo as a watch face. A pre-loaded digital face designed for Watch Hunger Stop is available only on this watch.

Like all MICHAEL KORS ACCESS wearables, the Watch Hunger Stop Sofie is compatible with both iOS® and Android™ phones, is powered by Android Wear™ 2.0, Google’s smartwatch platform, and boasts a Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 2100 processor. Android Wear 2.0 expands the smartwatch experience through customizable dials, user-friendly notifications and messaging, downloadable third-party apps, and help from your Google Assistant.
The Michael Kors Access Watch Hunger Stop Sofie touchscreen smartwatch is sold exclusively in select Michael Kors stores worldwide and on official Michael Kors websites through March 31, 2018, and retails for $395.

SEEING THE FUTURE

An especially stylish way to help Watch Hunger Stop is to buy a pair of black-and-cobalt-blue Lon sunglasses. These special-edition aviators feature flat, mirrored lenses that lend the classic silhouette a modern edge. Each pair sold delivers 100 meals to children through WFP.*

Watch Hunger Stop Lon sunglasses are available in sizes for both men and women, and are sold exclusively in select Michael Kors stores worldwide and on official Michael Kors websites through March 31, 2018. They retail for $159.

SHARE THE MEAL

Share The Meal is the world’s first app against global hunger. An initiative of WFP, Share The Meal has bright, charming graphics, an effortless interface, and a wealth of facts and photos about people and places you’re delighted to get to know. With Share The Meal, you can donate as little as $.50 with a tap on your screen—and know you’ve helped someone. It’s got all the makings of the perfect daily ritual. Download the Share The Meal app at http://wfpusa.org
SNAP TO DONATE

Building on last year’s success, Michael Kors has once again created a Watch Hunger Stop Snapchat geofilter, available from October 1-31. Visit a Michael Kors store in the US, Canada or the UK, snap using the special geofilter, and 25 meals will be donated to WFP.**

WATCH HUNGER STOP T-SHIRTS

Every year, Michael Kors designs a new Watch Hunger Stop t-shirt. This year’s t-shirt, designed by Clym Everden, will be given away—no purchase necessary—at select Michael Kors stores around the world from October 14-16. Post a selfie in your t-shirt tagged with #WatchHungerStop and Michael Kors will donate 50 meals to WFP.***

MORE WAYS TO DONATE

During the month of October, customers can make a donation to Watch Hunger Stop at the register in select Michael Kors stores around the globe.

In select countries, visitors to WatchHungerStop.com can follow the on-screen link to donate to WFP directly. In the US, users can also text the word MKHUNGER to 50555 to make a $5 gift (message and data rates may apply).

“Every year I’m inspired by the enormous outpouring of generosity for Watch Hunger Stop from our customers and fans,” says Michael Kors. “And every year we try to make it even easier for anyone who wants to help to get involved. It’s incredible to be a part of this community of people around the world working to end hunger, and I know that if we continue to work, we’ll make it happen.”

For more information, visit:

Watch Hunger Stop: http://www.watchhungerstop.com/

Destination Kors: http://www.destinationkors.com/

Michael Kors on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/michaelkors

@MichaelKors on Twitter: http://twitter.com/michaelkors

@MichaelKors on Instagram: – http://www.instagram.com/michaelkors/ (and via mobile)

Michael Kors on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/michaelkors/

To order the product, visit http://www.michaelkors.com/watchhungerstop

To learn more about WFP, visit http://www.wfp.org/

World Food Programme on Facebook: www.facebook.com/worldfoodprogramme

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* For each purchase of these Watch Hunger Stop items from a Michael Kors retail store or official Michael Kors website, Michael Kors will donate US $25 (equal to 100 meals) to WFP. WFP does not endorse any product or services.

** The donation for one snap using the Snapchat Watch Hunger Stop geofilter = $6.25 = 25 meals. Michael Kors will donate up to 1,000,000 meals for the use of the geofilter.

*** While supplies last. The donation for one Watch Hunger Stop t-shirt selfie = $12.50 = 50 meals.

About Michael Kors 

Michael Kors is a world-renowned, award-winning designer of luxury accessories and ready-to-wear. His namesake company, established in 1981, currently produces a range of products under Michael Kors Collection, MICHAEL Michael Kors and Michael Kors Mens, including accessories, ready-to-wear, footwear, wearable technology, watches, and a full line of fragrance products. Michael Kors stores are operated in the most prestigious cities in the world. In addition, Michael Kors operates digital flagships across North America, Europe and Asia, offering customers a seamless omni-channel experience.
About the World Food Programme

WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. Each year, WFP assists some 80 million people in around 80 countries.