Right when the long-awaited weekend is just around the corner, we assemble and (of course) share several news that are on our minds and keep us on our toes.
ON FRÄULEINS MIND
BATHING CULTURES WITH TEKLA
Stop for a moment. Recollect. Take a sauna.
The rush of mundanity often leads us to neglect one fundamental aspect of a healthy life style: self-care. The sauna has and will always represent the antonomasia of care for oneself and the other. Rituals of comfort and care are the origin behind the Tekla Terry collection, which is ultimately born out of the relationship between skin and water. The collection presents Bathrobes and Towels made with soft organic cotton, classifying as the perfect go-to for the sauna ritual. The tranquility of Finnish sauna culture is further explained by writer Josefine Skomars via The Journal and brought to life through imagery by Philip Messmann and Frederik Säll.
The spring collection, launching in February 2022, includes four new colourways for the terry collection alongside bathmats, a new addition to the collection, available in the core colourways, as well as the four new.
“The sauna is a close to mythical place and practise in the Finnish culture and at the same time the most everyday event. Simply a small space to gather and get thoroughly warm together in, it is a state of mind more than anything” -Josefine Skomars.
CALVIN KLEIN INTRODUCES LATEST CHAPTER OF #MYCALVINS WITH SPRING 2022 CAMPAIGN: ALL TOGETHER
For Spring 2022, CK rethinks its future, community, the world we all live in. This new age of Calvin Klein products is showcased through real life communities and collectives, in the attempt to portray how people come together in authentic acts of togetherness- taking over city streets, front lawns and open landscapes. A campaign that’s all about connection, to be unified in #mycalvins. For the campaign, photographer Glen Luchford and director Melina Matsoukas capture an international cast of over 120, featuring a range of familiar faces, emerging talents, individuals and collectives.
The Calvin Klein family operates through larger-than-life representations of community, as individuals join together in a celebration of self-expression and identity.
NET-A-PORTER PRESENTS: THE VANGUARD EDUCATION FUND
As part of its globally renowned talent incubator program, NET-A-PORTER launches The Vanguard Education Fund, a new mentorship scheme in partnership with the British Fashion Council (BFC) designed to help final-year BA students as they embark on their professional careers in the industry.
The mentors taking part in the fund include: designers Cate Holstein, founder of Khaite, Conner Ives and Christopher John Rogers; renowned stylist Julia Sarr-Jamois; editorial and tech expert Eva Chen; business mogul, musician, and actor Jessica Jung; NET-A-PORTER’s content director Alice Casely-Hayford, and senior market editor Libby Page. The Vanguard Education Fund sees NET-A-PORTER engage with the BFC’s network of UK-based universities alongside NET-A-PORTER’s network of international universities, to encourage more diverse talent and to help students as they embark on their professional journeys. The fund will be open to final-year students studying at UK universities within the BFC Colleges Council and selected international institutions (Parsons School of Design,
Politecnico di Milano, TAFE Australia and FEDISA Fashion School Cape Town) across multidisciplinary courses, from fashion and design to ceramics, fine art, photography and jewelry. Four winners will be selected and awarded a £12,500 bursary each, and paired with two leaders within the industry, who will act as mentors for the academic year.
“At NET-A-PORTER we recognise our responsibility in the industry, to nurture young, creative individuals and we are laser-
focused on launching the very best emerging designers. The Vanguard Education Fund will ensure we discover this talent early on and give more students the opportunity to establish themselves within the fashion industry by providing financial and
strategic support at the early stages of their careers.” -Libby Page, Senior Market Editor, NET-A-PORTER
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