Showcasing to an audience of 750 per seating of Vietnam’s leading celebrities, influencers and high-profile fashion personalities, the event spanned over 4 nights, from Thursday, March 26th to Sunday, March 29th. Its focus was the central theme #ReFashion, pertaining to the adoption and development of sustainable fashion in Vietnam, post pandemic.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has made a dramatic impact on all our lives, and of course there have been significant changes within our fashion community because of it. Having finally emerged from what felt like seemingly endless lockdowns and stringent restrictions, I feel we should all try and shift our way of thinking (ReThinking), our way of doing (ReInventing) and our way of operating (ReGenerating). My hope is that our industry manifests a new and transformative commitment to the sustainable development of fashion (Sustainable Fashion), and this season’s event theme #ReFashion was implemented to relay this messaging to our Vietnamese fashion populace as our ‘new normal’.”
Wrapping its 13th season, Aquafina Vietnam International Fashion Week has been positioned as the premiere international fashion event in Vietnam. Its mission is to share the country’s leading fashion talent with a global audience and has earned the reputation as the principal international fashion week in the Southeast region, ranked 4th in Asia, behind Tokyo, Seoul, and Shanghai International Fashion Weeks.
The designer schedule was as follows:
THURSDAY: Aquafina x designer Võ Công Khanh, Camicissima & Valenciani by Adrian Anh Tuấn.
FRIDAY: Tuyết Lê, Tracy Studio, I.H.F, Ivan Trần & Nguyễn Tiến Truyển.
SATURDAY: Tiny Ink by Hoàng Quyên, 21Six, Lý Giám Tiền, PhuongLyly by Phương Hồ & Nguyễn Minh Công.
SUNDAY: Hoàng Hải, Zimmermann, Happy Clothing by Thảo Nguyễn, Linh San Couture & Hoàng Minh Hà.
Miami’s iconic fashion festival, Miami Swim Week™ The Shows, is returning to Miami this Summer from July 13th to July 18th at the SLS South Beach Hotel spotlighting the latest swim and resort wear fashion designs along a stunning, brand new virtual fashion swimwear Metaverse like never seen before.
Powered by D.C. Swim Week, this year’s swimwear festival will take place over the course of five days on Miami’s notorious South Beach and feature dozens of fabulous runway shows, VIP events, dinners, parties and showcases, creating the largest fashion swimwear gathering in the world. This year’s events will showcase top designers, innovators and hundreds of stunning models while debuting beautiful swimwear, resort-wear fashion, virtual fashion-tech, and beauty and summer fashion trends. Over 100 new and top swimwear designers are flying into Miami from around the world to debut their Summer 2023 collections.
“From sustainable and eco-friendly fashion, to Metaverse digital fashion and fashion NFT collections, this year’s Miami Swim Week™ The Shows will be unlike anything the fashion industry has ever seen. We have designers flying into Miami from over 70 countries who will be a part of 50 live fashion shows and pop-up events,” said Moh Ducis, founder & CEO of Miami Swim Week™ The Shows.
Noteworthy Florida-based swimwear brands like Tiare Hawaii, DAYZ DAZE, Maxine, Bikinilista, Onalaja, Dobikinis, and Supermodel Swimwear are showcasing new collections with runway shows at this year’s Miami Swim Week™ The Shows. The complete list of registered designers participating and exhibiting at this year’s week-long series of events is available online with more to be added.
One of the biggest highlights of this year’s Miami Swim Week™ The Shows will be introducing a fully interactive Web 3.0 luxury swimwear fashion runway Metaverse and first-of-its-kind social impact swimwear fashion NFTs. In addition, select events and shows will be ticketed with exclusive collectible NFT tickets, available for sale to influencers, VIP guests and industry professionals.
Miami Swim Week™ The Shows is creating the first-ever swimwear fashion-centric Metaverse experience for a global fashion swimwear audience, ultimately eliminating traditional barriers to entry found in the traditional fashion industry. “Digital swimwear fashion in a decentralized Metaverse provides a leveled playing field and equal opportunity and empowerment to designers and artists around the world— No one has ever seen these kinds of graphics or digital world we have created,” said Moh Ducis.
VIP tickets for the Grand Opening of Miami Swim Week™ The Shows, scheduled for July 13, 2022 from 7PM to 10PM EST at the SLS Hotel South Beach, will go on sale in the form of NFTs starting mid-June. This first star-studded first show will kick off a series of week-long fashion shows, parties and VIP dinners bringing together the most creative, brilliant and innovative swimwear fashion & tech minds from around the world. In fact, Miami’s very own top talented designer, Ema Savahl, will debut an innovative, new wearable art design collection with live NFT drops.
Miami Swim Week™ The Shows is partnering with innovative fashion commerce app, RUNWAY BUY, making every runway show shoppable in real-time via its proprietary, cloud-based interactive video marketplace platform.“This is Miami’s big moment where all these innovative sectors merge together to spotlight talented designers and models while introducing new swimwear trends and technological experiences that the fashion world hasn’t seen before. This year’s Miami Swim Week™ The Shows will also include partnerships with well-known brands such as Runway Buy, Hammock Shows, JOOR.com, Fashion Innovation NYC, and the City of Miami Beach,” Ducis said.
About Miami Swim Week™ The Shows:
Miami Swim Week™ The Shows is owned and managed by D.C. Swim Week Shows™ and is the fastest growing luxury fashion show production company specializing in innovative fashion concepts, production, and execution. The company has over 10 years of experience producing fashion shows at DC Swim Week, Miami Swim Week, and Hammock and shows at New York Fashion Week. For more information, please visit the Miami Swim Week™ The Shows websiteand follow the brand on Instagram.
This past weekend, 360 Magazine attended the release of re-inc’s collaborative collection with Los Angeles clothing store Bodega and interviewed one of re-inc’s founders and CEO, Christen Press. You can find our coverage of the event as well as the interview below.
re-inc was founded by four members of the United States Women’s National team, Megan Rapinoe, Tobin Heath, Meghan Klingenberg, along with Press in 2019. The company’s mission revolves around sustainability, equality, and the creating of a global community, citing the reimagining and reinvention of the future as their primary tenets.
Their collaborator on this collection, Bodega LA, hosted the release of their “REUNITE” collection. Nestled between loading docks and former warehouses in the recently reopened ROW DTLA, Bodega is sequestered on the far end of the historic commercial complex turned upscale shopping mall. The store itself follows suit with its surrounding industrial environment, with many elements of the former factory preserved and combined with the namesake New York staple.
The event itself was based around the opportunity to shop the new collection in the Bodega store, as well as the opportunity to meet re-inc founders Heath and Press. Outside the store was a separate outdoors area where the festivities mainly took place, comprised of a DJ booth, a fruit stand, and a shaved iced stand. In addition, there was a small tent set up under which founders Heath and Press autographed posters and took pictures with fans.
The founders of re-inc will be playing at the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo this summer, something many of the fans present at the event were excited about. The US Women’s National Team is once more expected to be one of the dominant teams in the tournament. In 2016 in Brazil, Team USA was narrowly defeated in the quarterfinals round in a match against Sweden, though in 2019, the women won the FIFA World Cup in France.
For Heath, Press, Klingenberg, and Rapinoe, their identities as global athletes seem to be inextricable from re-inc’s mission and this latest Reunite Capsule. This collection is centered around not only a reopening of the world as vaccination numbers rise and coronavirus cases fall, but also, of course, their global competition this summer.
And so, in correspondence with this vast crowd of eager soccer fans and the desire to build a community around re-inc, one of the centerpieces of the event was a board where fans were encouraged to respond to the prompt “How will you boldly re-imagine the status quo?”. This feature of the event gestures to re-inc’s mission and core belief of “relentless and continuous reinvention”.
It seems as though re-inc likewise have intended to honor their mission through various production and charitable ventures. The clothes themselves are all said to have been made in woman-owned factories of recycled and organic materials. In addition, 1% of sales from the Reunited Capsule are to be given to the Partners in Health charity, who are striving for a more equitable distribution of the coronavirus vaccine. It is also worth noting that the collection was manufactured in factories on the East Coast of the United States.
The collection, which will be available at 9pm EST June 29th on their website, is comprised of a variety of colorful clothing with various accompanying graphics, seemingly paying homage to the trending resurgence of psychedelia. The garments range from sweats to hats and are in primarily earth tones. This event and the collaboration were similarly re-inc’s first foray into in-store retail. You can find the new collection HERE.
360 Magazine was able to speak briefly to Press about the inspiration behind the newest collection as well as plans for re-inc’s future. Read the interview below:
What were some of the main sources of inspiration for re-inc’s newest collection?
It was the Olympics, of course, and there’s a little psychedelia in it, alluding to our next collection, the Field of Flowers collection, coming out this summer. And it’s really inspired by that happy high and about reimagining what your health and prosperity is, and of course, coming together in a new reimagined way.
What was most important to you in the designing of this collection?
I think with every collection we design we want to get past just the surface and go really into emotions and humanity. I think that there is a tension in that because it is hard to convey something deep down, and I think we’ve done a really great job with that.
re—inc is a purpose-driven clothing company that was founded by world champions Christen Press, Tobin Heath, Megan Rapinoe, and Meghan Klingenberg in 2019. The company features gender-fluid designs that are ethically sourced and produced. re—inc’s founders encourage their fans to boldly reimagine the status quo and become change makers. Over the last two years, re—inc has partnered with over fifteen grassroots organizations to amplify their work and have donated over $90,000 to their causes.
Founded in 2006, Bodega has been a refuge and tool for a clandestine group of artists through the ideation and execution of creative endeavors examining the intersection of fashion, counterculture, community, and the arts.
SAINT MOJAVI INTRODUCES SECOND SUSTAINABLE “MADE TO ORDER” COLLECTION
Last Fall, Saint Mojavi introduced their first “Made to Order” collection to consumers. The brand’s founder and designer, Teresa Pinedo, wanted to drastically cut waste and be more thoughtful with each style she created. After seeing the success of implementing this business practice, both in popularity with consumers and in the reduction of her eco footprint, Pinedo developed her second sustainable collection.
The Spring Summer 2021 “LA ESCAPAR” Collection is a collective of silhouettes designed for the jet-set fashionista who has been yearning for an escape. It is an uplifting collection full of color and playful prints to incorporate joy and hope after such a tumultuous year.
“There is a sense of spirituality behind every collection and this collection is for those who have been longing for a deeper meaning or just an escape,” shares designer Teresa Pinedo.
Mixed media fabrics like the Green Polkadot Botanica and the Tri-Color Seersucker Plaid are just a glimpse of how picturesque this collection truly is. Reversible Facemasks and Elbow-High Gloves give you fashion with safety. The sustainably sourced pre-loved, recycled fabrics are from local markets in Los Angeles, making this collection apart of the global initiative to decrease waste and improve our efforts in climate change.
Fashion design of the year by V Visionary Limited is a sustainable collection carefully crafted and curated by Vickie Au. With 15 years of experience under her belt, Vickie is a talented designer with a strong background in the fashion industry. Awarded collection Revisit was a product of V VISIONARY working with the experienced-profession, fashion & apparel stakeholders to design and customize sustainable and ethical products. “We believe that sustainable initiatives are the key to bring positive impacts in making a better environment to the community and world”, said the the designer Vickie Au.
Awarded with Bronze in Accessory / Accessories category, Studio Variously is a sustainable brand based in Michigan that collaborate with some of the most skilled heritage artisanal clusters in India & Nepal to develop their concepts by supporting ethical production practices. They explore minimal design elements by combining environment friendly materials, such as natural yarns & organic dyes free of toxic chemicals, with ancient techniques. “We seek beauty in slow made textiles that bring people & their cultural stories together”, lead designer Anjali Purohit commented.
MIRET ecological sneakers – made with 97% natural materials, awarded with Gold, combine the strongest natural fibres to craft sneakers which are kind to your feet as much as they are kind to nature. “We are using 10 amazing plants: hemp, kenaf, linen, cork tree, wood, corn, jute, eucalyptus, rubber tree and New Zealand wool to craft our 97% ecological MIRET sneakers. We are industry insiders who have used our manufacturing expertise to redesigned sneakers from the bottom up, making them compatible with nature”, commented designer Hrvoje Boljar.
Born and raised in Shanghai, Qingyi Dong founded an LA-based slow fashion brand named BIG WHITE TOTE in 2018. The motivation behind the brand concept came from “The True Cost”, a documentary film that unfolds the ugliness of fast fashion industry. Believing in a possibility of transferring feelings through handmade items, the line provides young professionals with day-to-day urban accessories that are not mass produced.
The 2020 International Design Awards (IDA) was the most successful in its 14 year history, attracting thousands of outstanding designs submitted by companies and designers around the world competing for the top prizes in this prestigious award. “Attention and respect for the environment is not only an ethical issue but also a business issue. Consumers are becoming more and more receptive to this topic and are looking for designers to teach them how to look great while generating the least possible impact on waste and pollution,” commented jury member of Ihe IDA Cristiano Magni, President and Founder, Cristiano Magni Public Relations.
About the International Design Awards
The International Design Awards (IDA) recognizes, celebrates and promotes legendary design visionaries and uncovers emerging talent in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic, and Fashion Design. The IDA aspires to draw attention to the iconoclasm of design worldwide that is conceptualizing and producing great creative works. The Farmani Group founded the IDA in 2007 and the competition has now become one of the leading design awards globally, awarding and promoting hundreds of designers each year.
A November 7 article on Sportscasting reports on NFL Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s generosity in using his clothing brand to give to communities in need. The article notes that Wilson’s clothing company, Good Man Brand, donates 3% of all purchases to the Why Not You Foundation, another one of Wilson’s charitable endeavors, to provide food and career guidance for those in need.
Los Angeles-based manufacturer Hi-Tech Printing & Labeling Inc. says that brands big and small should be sure to take advantage of all marketing opportunities available to advertise their unique message and branding.
Hi-Tech Printing & Labeling Inc. says that while the most obvious locations to include a brand’s ethics are on the company’s website, online product descriptions, and in-store marketing, clothing tags, and labels are just as important and are often overlooked for their benefits.
The Los Angeles manufacturer adds that by including a brand’s message on fabric tags and labels, it reminds customers of the causes they’re supporting each time they wear a product, which helps to encourage future purchases as well.
Without a message’s integration on clothing tags, Hi-Tech Printing & Labeling Inc. says customers will only be reminded of the charitable connection if they actively visit a physical store or the company’s online shop. Even a big fan of a product is going to see clothing labels many more times than they are ever likely to see its website or advertising, says the manager.
For a brand’s message to remain visible over time, Hi-Tech Printing & Labeling Inc. says it’s important for clothing tags and labels to be made from high-quality materials that will not wear or fade for a long time. The Los Angeles manufacturer notes that product tags can only be effective if they can remain fully intact even after numerous wash cycles. Brands that invest in durable fabric labels demonstrate their attention to detail to customers.
Hi-Tech Printing & Labeling Inc. says that telling customers of a brand’s ethics is crucial for brand loyalty. Whether it’s sustainability or supporting a local community, customers are more likely to purchase products from a company whose mission they support. The Southern California company adds that oftentimes, individuals are more than happy to donate to a good cause; they just don’t know where to start.
By ensuring that a clothing brand’s message is clearly advertised across all marketing opportunities, including clothing tags and labels, customers will always remember the company and causes they’re supporting and where they can return to for more.
Readers interested in learning more about Hi-Tech Printing & Labeling Inc. and its offerings can call (213) 746-7772 or visit its website at https://www.fabriclabels.com.
With a line that unites sustainability and style, Noorullah is a brand to watch. The timeless collection features unique and versatile pieces that appeal to everyone.
Recently, we caught up with designer Noorullah Amiri who explained what makes the line different from the rest of current-day high fashion.
Where did you pull inspiration from for this line?
I pulled inspiration from the Ancient Egyptian wardrobe, which is a white linen fabric that has drape. Linen fibers create a very functional fabric that is breathable and good for temperatures all year round. For the pajama styles, I took inspiration from Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s stained glass window in the St. Peter’s Basilica from 1660. It was fitting to use that print for the pajamas, which you can lounge and meditate in.
The tracksuit is inspired by Ancient Greek Olympians, who would participate in the Olympic events. The idea was to create a comfortable and functional tracksuit also for lounging or exercising in cold weather. I also made use of genuine snake leather for small leather goods in relation to Ancient Greek biblical artworks: “Adam and Eve” and “Laocoon and His Sons”. And also, lamb leather in relation to “The Sacrifice of Issac”.
What made you want to create sustainable fashion?
In the fashion industry, 85% of textiles go to the dumb each year and bits of fibers from the washing machine pollute the ocean. Producing new clothes causes pollution and there is post-consumption pollution as well. The best way to be sustainable is to close the loop in the fashion cycle and use only recycled textiles for making new fibers and materials.
It is our duty to take care of the planet for a better quality of life. And the fashion industry needs to be more sustainable to preserve the ecosystem. Our approach currently, is to focus on style and quality to create sustainable products. Style determines how long products will remain relevant and desirable, while quality determines how long the design will hold up during its use. We fully commit to our highly detailed designs with confidence so that they can be everlasting in terms of style and durability.
Have you had any community involvement relating to your company’s purpose?
Last year in San Francisco, on Earth Day, I went to a fair to gain and spread knowledge about sustainability, and also planted redwood tree sprouts that can grow up to 300 feet.
Where do you hope to see your designs in the future?
I hope to keep the designs exclusive and desirable so they can be enjoyed for a long time. We would like to have a strong global online presence with boutiques in strategic locations.
It is a dream to be able to provide people an experience from our world when shopping inside a brick-and-mortar location. I have a passion for storytelling through visual merchandising. In addition, I hope to have a limited wholesale partnership with a luxury department store.
What is your personal favorite piece from the collection and what makes this your favorite?
If I have one pick, I am going with the Wool Overcoat because it is comfortable and warm. I can wear almost anything underneath and still maintain a modern look. Also, similar to all of the garments from the collection, I created each pattern piece custom for your body. And I like that it has 4 deep pockets for holding valuables.
What would you say is the one thing that makes you stand out against other designers?
I would say it is my confidence because my design process is functional yet artistic, producing something with its own identity. I can pull inspiration from nature, for example, to create something that is unique in design having function and playing with silhouettes or other design elements.
When did you begin designing and how did you get started?
I began designing vector artwork using Adobe illustrator in 2011. I was working on a streetwear brand with t-shirts and fleece before designing window displays and private label brands for assignments in college.
I got started with the Noorullah brand by gathering inspiration and having an end-use in mind for the products. The end-use is when the garments will be worn, where, and by who. Getting an understanding of end-use is what enabled me to get started with bringing the inspirations to life.
Why do some pieces have only limited numbers available? Is this something you plan to change or continue doing in the future?
Everything from the collection is very limited because there are so many ideas to play with for new designs. The collection is truly exclusive and there will be a fresh collection to build from the previous one. In the future, as we expand our business, we will continue to keep the merchandise exclusive in proportion to consumer demands.
What is your process of designing sustainable products to ensure they’re functional and stylish?
To have a sustainable design we begin with the yarns that make up the fabric. To have durable fabrics we select the ones made from long filament yarns which are more durable, produce less fiber waste in the washing machine, and even have a better hand. We pay attention to construction details to make products functional, comfortable, and permanent. This way the products fulfill their intended uses while providing comfort and not becoming damaged. Along with durable materials and construction, we produce designs everlasting in terms of style.
How would you summarize the goal of the line in one sentence?
To give the wearer a high sense of confidence with luxury only for them to know.
Do you believe other brands should move away from fast fashion and create more sustainable clothing?
Yes, absolutely. The biggest way to impact the planet through sustainability in the fashion industry is to not produce any more clothes, but even that will not undo the existing pollution that has already been set in motion many years ago. And since we must continue producing products, it is best to be as ethical as possible.
Although the demand for fast fashion is high because some styles are trendy and affordable, the price that the planet pays is too great. Because fast fashion produces fads, where clothing goes out of style rapidly and they are made poorly to save pennies in productions.
What advice would you give to other designers about becoming more sustainable?
To source only recycled materials, and produce clothing that is classic and high quality.
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On November 6th, 2020 the new brand, XIVI, launches their first Menswear collection. This is a small group of LIMITED EDITION pieces. Each style will sell a limited number of pieces, ranging from 20-30 pieces per color and size.
Shop this limited, luxury loungewear collection while it’s hot!
To kick off the company’s launch, everything is set to sell at pre-sale and will begin shipments on 11/30. XIVI offers the softest product line including t-shirts, sweat suits and bandanas. You won’t want to miss this pre-sale! Following the launch the company is already set up to drop a second line in March of more LIMITED EDITION styles that are spring forward but also pair well with the previous collection.
XIVI’s mission is to give Menswear the comfort it deserves. Up your comfort level and shop XIVI now.
ABOUT THE BRANDS VISION:
XIVI is dreamed, designed and made in California. I t is a goal to be locally created from start to finish. This includes everything from design to production including where the fabric is made. Along with where XIVI is created, they have plans and partners to help focus on sustainability and do their part in cleaning up the fashion industry. The whole first collection uses fabric made out of the leaves of eucalyptus, creating an extremely soft fabric. To learn more about the company’s Sustainability Program and fabrics used, click here. In addition to sustainability, XIVI plans to help close the full circle by recycling your used clothes. They set up an easy to follow, step by step guide to sending your clothes back to the company where they will then be sent to programs like Good360 and Career Gear to help young men in need of clothes. In addition they offer their customers an incentive where you can receive anywhere from $5-$50 towards new product(s) determined by the amount of product(s) sent and the quality of them. To learn more about the company’s Recycling Program, click here. Another way XIVI is sustainable, is by partnering with Noissue for the company’s packaging and gift wrapping. This includes the mailers, tissue paper, stickers, thank you cards and so much more to come. All of these products made with Noissue are 100% recyclable and compostable and a big benefit of partnering with them is that for every order purchased, a tree will be planted.
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Shop menswear now at XIVI while the products last!
ABOUT THE CREATIVE DIRECTOR:
The young designer Taylor Rose, designs this first collection with a close attention to detail, quality, and luxury. Taylor tells us, “As a young designer my dreams have always been to design Menswear, start my own brand and own my own business. Until COVID-19 happened, I was the assistant designer at Vince with the lack of time outside of work; starting my own brand just wasn’t possible yet. Sheltering in place gave me the time I needed to start my new journey. I took this time as something you are not given in life and can be extremely rare. With the lack of work and extended periods of free time I was able to create XIVI, design my first mini collection and so much more behind the scenes work.”
“No one is going to hand me success. I must go out and get it myself. That’s why I’m here. To dominate. To conquer. Both the world, and myself.” – Lewis Howes
Due to the state of the economy and the mindset of people today, comfort is a key factor to how people are dressing for their new daily lifestyle. XIVI is giving men the option to still look nice while lounging at home, during a zoom meeting and other social situations that may arise. COVID-19 changed the way people dress, interact and live every day. We plan to adapt to a new world of clothing with today’s comfort in mind.
“I really hope that we won’t see anyone left behind because of Covid-19. I do think times of hardship can generate amazing bursts of creativity.” - Damien Paul
(Head of menswear at Matches Fashion)
Venezuelan actress María Gabriela de Faria received her 14th Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards nomination, in the “Inspiration of the Year” category (KCA Mexico 2020).
Her work this year with organizations like World Wildlife Fund and Mercy for Animals, as well as the constant championing of animal rights, veganism, sustainable fashion and an eco-friendly lifestyle in her social media channels and her new blog, TheFaria.Online, have made the actress one of Nickelodeon’s most popular agents of change.
Voting for the KCA Mexico will remain open until October 18, 2020 on the www.kcamexico.com website, and from Twitter and Instagram by including the oficial hashtag of the event (#KCAMexico) plus that of your favorite nominee, #TheFariaInspiration.
De Faria’s personal motto is “Changing The World, One Small World at a Time,” so for those who think it’s important to celebrate how small actions can generate big changes on the planet, don’t hesitate to vote.
De Faria Additionally Starts Engines on New Productions, Film, and TV Work
De Faria is most known in Latin America for her leading roles in the Nickelodeon series Isa TKM, Grachi, and Yo Soy Franky, as well as Fox Telecolombia’s Sitiados 2.
As production begins to ramp up again, she has three major projects lined up. In recent days, Fox gave the green light for the second season of the successful family comedy The Moodys, in which de Faria plays “Cora.”
The series, the premiere of which has been announced for 2021, stars Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins as the heads of a tight-knit, but slightly dysfunctional family. Her fourth, fifth and sixth films are currently in post-production, with both Pacifico and The Exorcism of God expected to release in 2021, and a yet-to-be announced film headed for film festivals next year.
De Faria begins filming a new, exciting (and secret!) U.S. film in Indiana this week. The name of her seventh film, has not yet been revealed.
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Actress and philanthropist Bella Thorne aligns with hemp clothing line DRIHP
Actress and philanthropist, Bella Thorne aligns with clothing line DRIHP. In addition, influencer Rachel Cook and model and social media personality, Jay Alvarrez have come on board as Brand Ambassadors for the new environmentally-safe hemp line. The line officially launched Saturday, May 30, 2020 on their website. DRIHP was founded by millennial entrepreneur, Luke Dandrea, who is also the founder of the revolutionary hemp flower, hemp seed and hemp crop insurance company, Clone Connect.
DRIHP is more than eco-friendly hemp apparel; DRIHP is a movement that Dandrea hopes will be a launching pad to help save the planet! With its multiple uses, Dandrea’s mission is to educate the consumer one product at a time on how industrial hemp is the game changing component in the science of global warming. One of the many uses of industrial hemp is textiles, which is what DRIHP is focused on. The fibers from the stalks of a hemp plant create eco-friendly hemp apparel and the H in DRIHP stands for Hemp. DRIHP textiles use 1/20 of the water that is required to grow and process traditional cotton fabrics. The line will carry men and women’s clothing and accessories. DRIHP is currently giving away 20,0000 breathable and stylish hemp face masks to customers that go to the website and sign up.
When Dandrea wanted to build out the idea of launching the first major hemp apparel and accessories brand, he approached Barrett Wissman, Chairman of IMG Artists and principal of the social media management firm Two Pillar Management to build out and manage the company as well as engage his higher end talent such as actress Bella Thorne and influencers Jay Alvarrez, and Rachel Cook to be the first ambassadors for the brand.
Stated Wissman, “It has been an honor to help build out a company that is not only launching a new, cutting-edge fashion brand, but one that is at the forefront of a new environmental movement.”
Thorne a long-time cannabis enthusiast is the co-founder of her own very successful cannabis and CBD brand line called Forbidden Flowers, which launched through Glass House Group in October 2019. Understanding the history of hemp, she thought it was important to jump on aboard to this project to help educate her fans, etc. about the environmental benefits of hemp and clear up some of the misconceptions of placing hemp in the same category as cannabis.
“It’s important for me to use my voice to spread the beauty and knowledge of this world. It was mind blowing to find out that so many people when you discuss hemp put it in the same category as cannabis,” stated Thorne. It was crazy to watch how their minds would automatically shut down to the concept. When Luke approached me about DRIHP, I was like, yes, yes… Let’s save the planet dude and let’s educate the world on this wonderful, amazing product, that we can make clothes out of, build houses with, eat when we are hungry, the uses for it are virtually limitless! Hemp is the answer to saving the planet and I am stoked to be able to play a small part of that education. If you can change one person’s mind… you can help change the world.”
“Bella bleeds authenticity and so does the brand. She caught on immediately. Jay set the foundation early on and realized his platform was ready to learn about environmentalism,” stated Dandrea on the collaboration with Thorne and Alvarez.
About Bella Thorne:
Bella Thorne is an actress, best-selling author, director, philanthropist musician and entrepreneur. She entered the entertainment business at six months of age and now at twenty-two has amassed an empire that stretches from acting to various entrepreneurial ventures and philanthropic endeavors that have set her apart from your normal millennial entertainer. Her unapologetic authenticity and ability to be raw with her fans has generated a loyal and diehard following on her social media pages, which consists of 23M on Instagram, 6.8M on Twitter, 542k subscribers on YouTube. She is a force to be reckoned with and is just getting started. Follow Bella Thorne on Instagram.
About Jay Alvarrez:
Jay Alvarrez is a cinematographer, photographer, model and social media personality. Born in Oahu Hawaii, the 25-year-old has turned himself into an impressive brand on Social Media. As a model and extreme sports enthusiast, he has grown an impressive fanbase throughout his mind-blowing videos on YouTube, in which he is jumping out of airplanes, driving rough breathtaking landscapes and often teams up with other influencers or superstars like Kygo or Alexis Ren. With way more than a 100 million views on some of his or his clients’ YouTube videos. Alvarez is definitely one of the biggest male influencers in social media right now and the main face for campaigns with Coca Cola, Armani, Hyundai, Omega Watches and many others. He not only appears in their campaigns, but he is also a creative director shooting the campaigns as well. Follow Jay Alvarrez on Instagram.
About Luke Dandrea:
Serial Entrepreneur, Luke Dandrea, first started solo in his garage with his laptop controlling the majority of plant sales in California based off of a top Digital Marketing company for lead generation that he formed. The garage turned into an office when the farm bill passed, opening up access to sell into the majority of the US. His passion and leadership in devoting his life to educating hemps benefits quickly turned him into a force to be reckoned with. He landed the main speaking role at an international hemp convention and foresaw that industrial hemp will be the way of the future, which is why DRIHP Hemp Apparel’s vision became a quick reality. He stands by the saying “it’s not about selling a shirt; it’s about educating all of the benefits of hemp. Hemp can save our planet and I won’t stop until realization of the masses is apparent” It doesn’t hurt that he controls the branding strategy for DRIHP which is what he feels is his strong suit. It’s a rarity to go 3/3 on an entrepreneurs first companies, but his passion and purpose have always been the north star, and it’s showed to pay off.
DRIHP is an industrial Hemp, environmentally safe apparel line founded in 2020 by entrepreneur Luke Dandrea. The H in DRIHP stands for Hemp and it’s called DRIHP because Hemp uses 1/20 of water compared to cotton to grow and process. In addition, a Hemp plant is the fastest CO2 to biomass conversion tool. In fact, one acre of Hemp produces more of the air we breathe than 25 acres of trees. Most products made from wood can be made from Hemp, which would reduce deforestation. DRIHP is more than apparel line… it is a CONCEPT of Life. It’s not about selling a shirt; it’s about educating that masses that Hemp can make for a better world When something is so new and or “reborn” such as Hemp, it requires those who understand to educate. DRIHP’s mission is to seek out people with impact who have an authentic passion for the movement to help educate the masses and save the planet! Follow DRIHP on Instagram.
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