Connect with us

The MADE in USA 990v4 by Joe Freshgoods celebrates an influential artistic era defined by Black Excellence.

Stamped by “1998”, this creative time capsule pays homage to an influential era while transporting you to the inner thoughts of designer and creative director, Joe Freshgoods, as he confronts his origins in tandem with his love of film and the arts. Inspired by the essence of the late ‘90s, as well as cinematography and hip – hop of that period, this campaign combines elements of luxury, thoughtful design, and nostalgic references (campaign video can be viewed here). The collection further explores luxury through a cinematic lens, coupling storytelling and architecture with intentional and distinctive design for a visual experience on and off foot.

The Joe Freshgoods x New Balance MADE in USA 990v4 employs a classic black-and-white color scheme that calls attention to the refined curves, pronounced lines, and textural variations of the 2016 silhouette. Suede overlays are outlined by corresponding patent leather underneath, while mesh underlays cover the rest of the upper using the stark contrast of an inverse color. All of this sits on a matching ENCAP midsole and rubber outsole to complete the design.

Stark contrast: A classic monochromatic palette is used to create two inverse colorways.

Inspired details: ‘1998’ is printed on the heel tab, paying tribute to a formative year in the development of Joe Freshgoods’ personal design style.

This MADE in USA collaboration is launching globally on December 22nd 2023, onnewbalance.com, in two fresh colourways: Peat with pirate blackMarshmallow with pirate black.

image001 1024x546 2 jpg

New Balance MADE in USA 990v6 (Sepia with orange)

A ‘quickstrike’ drop, and the 3rd of a 4-part MADE in USA Fall Winter collection, designed by NB’s Creative Director and Founder of Queens based Aimé Leon Dore, Teddy Santis, is launching globally today, Friday 15th December 2023, on newbalance.com & newbalance.co.uk. The collection builds on MADE in USA’s vision to honor New Balance’s rich history and artistry by elevating timeless classics with a fresh perspective. This quickstrike drop continues the theme of this year’s Fall Winter Collection that introduces a new range of trail-inspired silhouettes in autumnal hues.

image002 1024x585 1 jpg

The designers of the first 990 were tasked with creating the single best running shoe on the market. The MADE in USA 990v6 embraces this original mandate, with a series of performance-inspired updates. The upper dispenses with the standard midfoot saddle, allowing the suede and synthetic overlays to flow from heel to toe across the mesh underlay, for a speedy, streamlined look. While the evolved design marks one of the most dramatic changes from one generation model to the next that the 990 has ever seen, the greatest leap forward occurs on the inside. The addition of FuelCell midsole cushioning means that the evolution of the 990 can be felt as much as it can be seen. As part of the MADE in USA Seasonal Collection, the updated silhouette features Autumnal hues – sepia and incense.

The post Joe Freshgoods x New Balance 990v4 MADE in USA first appeared on Mens Fashion Magazine.

Read More

——————-

By: MFM
Title: Joe Freshgoods x New Balance 990v4 MADE in USA
Sourced From: www.mensfashionmagazine.com/joe-freshgoods-x-new-balance-990v4-made-in-usa?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=joe-freshgoods-x-new-balance-990v4-made-in-usa
Published Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2023 09:31:15 +0000

Continue Reading

Fashion

Rediscover Romance with Tiffany & Co. and its Icons

Influenced by the works of famed Artistic Director and Vice President Gene Moore, Tiffany & Co. renews love with its new campaign celebrating its icons.

For the latest campaign of Tiffany & Co., award-winning photographer Dan Tobin Smith and set designer Rachel Thomas took inspiration from the iconic works of former and famed window dresser, Artistic Director, and Vice President of Tiffany & Co., Gene Moore. Together, they created “With Love, Since 1837″—a romantic tribute to the legacy of one of the world’s most iconic jewelry brands through the world of Moore.

RELATED: What Heirloom Jewelry Tells Us About Our Past and Future

Love is not always about grand gestures; it’s also about the small moments of connection and affection that make life meaningful. Sometimes, it’s as simple as walking by a window and being attracted by the shimmering display of jewelry—a window adorned by a luminary in American design history and a key figure in shaping Tiffany & Co.’s iconic brand image: Gene Moore.

ChainedHeart Feb1961 GeneMoore 11zon scaled
Chained Heart, 1961

At the heart of Moore’s approach was an appreciation for the power of simplicity. He bypassed grandiosity in favor of subtle refinement, using everyday objects to create elevated displays. From cascading paper flowers to floating silver orbs, Moore’s installations ensnared the attention of passersby—why else would Holly Golightly have breakfast at Tiffany’s?

TwoHands GeneMoore 1956 scaled
Two Hands, 1956

During his illustrious four-decade tenure, Moore orchestrated over 5,000 window displays that radiated a cinematic charm. His creative palette included a verdant embrace of leaves, delicate petals of blossoming flowers, and the luscious bounty of ripe fruit. These pieces were artfully arranged to produce a romantic oasis against cloud-kissed backdrops.

IMG 7470
Tiffany® Setting ring

Through the lens of Smith, the campaign captures classic motifs with snapshots of revitalized love, the beating heart of the campaign. From miniature to oversized scale models, every element is carefully framed to evoke wonder and awe. Every frame shares a story of enduring romance as it invites you to explore the rich history of Tiffany & Co.

IMG 7477
Tiffany® Knot bracelet
IMG 7478
Tiffany® Lock bracelet

In the artistic vignettes of the campaign, each collection reminds us that love takes many forms. The Lock bracelet, inspired by a brooch from 1883, symbolizes the bond between two souls. Meanwhile, the Tiffany® Setting engagement ring, with its six-prong setting, represents the eternal promise of love and commitment. The Knot collection, with its intricate designs and intertwining motifs, celebrates the ties that bind us together, while the HardWear collection pays homage to the bold, independent spirit of modern love.

IMG 7475 1
Tiffany® T bracelet
IMG 7476
Tiffany® 16 Stone ring

For Tiffany and Co., renewal is a heartfelt ode. The “With Love, Since 1837” campaign crafts a new resurgence into cherished classics: passionately revived and celebrated. Photographer Dan Tobin Smith and set designer Rachel Thomas reborn and rediscovered the beauty of heritage with a fresh perspective—originally came to life by the love of Gene Moore.


Photos and Featured Image: TIFFANY & CO.

The post Rediscover Romance with Tiffany & Co. and its Icons appeared first on MEGA.

———————————–

By: Sean Castelo III
Title: Rediscover Romance with Tiffany & Co. and its Icons
Sourced From: mega-onemega.com/rediscover-romance-with-tiffany-co-and-its-icons/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rediscover-romance-with-tiffany-co-and-its-icons
Published Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2024 13:36:18 +0000

Read More

Continue Reading

Fashion

3 Times Nadine Lustre Proved She’s a Changemaker

Nadine is an influential artist in show business—here are 3 advocacies in which she has proven to be the most ready, willing, and capable of driving positive change

Nadine Lustre is a multi-hyphenated artist and award-winning actress—but most importantly, a philanthropist who propagates the causes she supports using hers and others’ platforms. She is vocal and forward in using her profound influence in the show business industry. As a versatile actress, she takes on many roles and character but here are three of her most personal roles as the changemaker Nadine.

RELATED: This Gen Z CEO of Hiraya Pilipina Started Her Brand at Only 15 Years Old

Empowered and Free Woman Nadine

Nadine is the new face of Hiraya Pilipina, the lifestyle and advocacy brand for Filipinas nationwide. In providing innovative, inclusive, and modern solutions for women, Hiraya Pilipina has found in Nadine a truly awe-inspiring presence who shares in the brand’s vision and embodies their message.

HIRAYA 01
Actress Nadine Lustre is Hiraya Pilipina’s first celebrity ambassador

Just last weekend, Hiraya Pilipina opened their first pop-up shop at Market! Market!, Taguig. Basking in this milestone, taking up a physical space to continue providing modern solutions for the modern Filipina, the brand also celebrates a momentous mark in their journey. While they are growing exponentially in sales with their niche products, Hiraya is a business with heart and passion—and Nadine is the forefront of this.

HIRAYA 04
Nadine joins forces with Hiraya Pilipina to celebrate one’s true self through Hiraya Pilipina’s innovative products

“I’ve always introduced Hiraya Pilipina as a ‘small business’. And it really is. But now we’re taking it to the next level,” founder and CEO Cleo Loque shares with MEGA. In the celebration of Women’s Month, Cleo also says there was no other option except for Nadine to be the brand’s ambassador. “Siya lang, because Nadine is someone who has been very courageous in showing herself, in expressing her true self.”

HIRAYA 02
As a empowered woman, Nadine Lustre aims to end the stigma surrounding period care—and encourages all Filipinas to do the same

In making products for innerwear and period care that are often shrouded in secrecy and shame, Hiraya and Nadine embrace these struggles and free themselves from the stigma—and encourage you to do so as well. As a brand built on these advocacies and values, Cleo continues on to say, “I’m just so grateful that we can strengthen our message because we now have someone as influential as Nadine to reach more people, inspire more people, and empower more women now that we have her as our ambassador, who is, really, the face of Hiraya Pilipina.”

Mental Health Advocate Nadine

Towards her campaign for a better world, Nadine pushes forward her beliefs and uses her influence in advocating for mental health importance. The actress uses her platform to continuously be vulnerable and brave in sharing how she suffered from depression and anxiety—and how taking part in several mental health initiatives could make an impact to break the stigma surrounding mental health. One of these initiatives is partnering with Yassi Pressman and Liza Soberano in becoming a celebrity investor and partner for Mind You, an online platform that provides easy and cheaper access to therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists to the people in need of them.

NADINE 04
Stars Nadine Lustre and Liza Soberano contribute to normalizing mental health and talk about its issues in depth in a Mind You podcast called ‘An Open Mind’

Eco-Warrior Nadine

For her active participation in environmental sustainability, Nadine was recognized last year as the honorary park ranger of Masungi Georeserve. She uses her platforms to talk about how people can help in conserving this wonderful habitat, and takes part in initiatives such as tree-planting and tree-nurturing, reforestation programs, and her journey to a vegan lifestyle, which she is embarking on for the welfare of animals and the planet.

NADINE 02 scaled
Nadine is doing wonders with environmental drives and initiatives

In 2022, Nadine also expressed her love for the Siargao island—not just fleeting, but with a commitment to protect, preserve, rebuild the island. SEA Movement announced Nadine as a contributor to ensuring livelihood, securing food, and conserving ecosystems in the Marine Protected Area of General Luna, Siargao.

NADINE 03 scaled
Nadine is an influential role model in using her platforms to drive change

Photos and Featured Image: HIRAYA PILIPINA, MIND YOU, MASUNGI GEORESERVE, NADINE LUSTRE (Via Instagram)

The post 3 Times Nadine Lustre Proved She’s a Changemaker appeared first on MEGA.

———————————–

By: Gianna Sibal
Title: 3 Times Nadine Lustre Proved She’s a Changemaker
Sourced From: mega-onemega.com/3-times-nadine-lustre-proved-shes-a-changemaker/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=3-times-nadine-lustre-proved-shes-a-changemaker
Published Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2024 09:35:13 +0000

Read More

Continue Reading

Fashion

Kathryn Bernardo Wears a Custom Beach Dress During Her Birthday Party in Palawan

Kathryn Bernardo’s 28th is a birthday celebration for the books—and she’s doing it in elegance and style in a custom Mark Bumgarner white dress.

From her breakout role as Mara David/Mara Del Valle in the remake of the 1992 television drama Mara Clara to her award-winning performance as Joy Fabregas in Hello, Love, Goodbye, Asia’s Box Office Queen Kathryn Bernardo is a household name in Philippine entertainment and beyond. As she navigates life on and off camera, the star celebrates her 28th birthday with a private birthday bash in Palawan in a custom Mark Bumgarner birthday suit that shows off effortless sophistication—just right for someone like Kathryn.

RELATED: The Ultimate Tease: What Could Kathryn Bernardo’s MEGA April Cover Look Like?

KATH 01
Kathryn displays a carefree yet sexy and classy side in this dress

Kathryn is one of the most visible blossoms globally—Asia’s Superstar, Box Office Queen, and the face of many brands; recently, she was announced the first Filipina ambassador of Lancôme. The actress has received many accolades in her illustrious career, and she is also a visionary leader in different industries such as KathNails, Glow Up Beauty Lounge, and Isla Amara Boutique Resort. Kathryn is beloved and celebrated on her special day for her humility and kindness, her passion and talent for craft, and her drive for personal advocacies.

For her 28th, Kathryn celebrated her birthday in style on a yacht and on the shores of El Nido, Palawan, alongside her family and friends. In a custom Mark Bumgarner birthday suit, Kathryn blew out her birthday candles and enjoyed the fireworks display afterwards.

KATH 08
Kathryn celebrates her 28th birthday on a yacht with other celebrity friends and reunites with Hello, Love, Goodbye co-stars Alden Richards, Kakai Bautista, Lovely Abella, and Maymay Entrata

On sunny days, the dress is just the ticket to an elegant and chic summer ensemble befitting of a birthday girl. The fabric gave the dress a more carefree feel, but the fitted silhouette of the layered skirt, showing off her figure, the one-shoulder strap, and the falling sleeve made the look effortlessly sexy. The white is also a blank canvas for the intricate details sewn onto the skirt such as the seashells and the pearls.

KATH 04
Mark Bumgarner’s creation is classy and effortless sophistication
KATH 05
The details are just right for the by-the-beach Palawan celebration, and of course, befitting for someone of Kathryn’s beauty and grace.

Mark has been one of Kathryn’s go-to designers and dear friend. One of their most notable collaborations was Kathryn’s sultry silver side-cut gown at last year’s ABS-CBN Ball.

KATH 03
Mark Bumgarner and Kathryn Bernardo exemplify true friendship; the fashion designer pens this with “Always got your back.”

Truly ever-loved by her family, friends, and the nation, Kathryn is indeed graceful at 28 as she enters this new chapter in her life. Happy birthday, Kathryn!


Photos and Featured Image: MARK BUMGARNER, ISLA AMARA (Via Instagram)

The post Kathryn Bernardo Wears a Custom Beach Dress During Her Birthday Party in Palawan appeared first on MEGA.

———————————–

By: Gianna Sibal
Title: Kathryn Bernardo Wears a Custom Beach Dress During Her Birthday Party in Palawan
Sourced From: mega-onemega.com/kathryn-bernardo-wears-a-custom-beach-dress-during-her-birthday-party-in-palawan/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=kathryn-bernardo-wears-a-custom-beach-dress-during-her-birthday-party-in-palawan
Published Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2024 09:10:37 +0000

Read More

Continue Reading

Trending