COACH introduces Coach X Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection Starring Basquiat's Family alongside Jennifer Lopez & Michael B. Jordan

Coach has introduced the Coach x Jean-Michel Basquiat collection with a global campaign starring faces of the house Jennifer Lopez, Michael B. Jordan, Jeremy Lin and Yang Zi, as well as beauty entrepreneur and Basquiat’s niece, Jessica Kelly, and other members of the extended Coach family. The collection, which debuted on the runway last February as part of Coach’s Fall 2020 collection, introduces Basquiat’s artwork and values to a new generation through the lens of family, those we’re born into and those we choose.

The campaign was created in collaboration with photographer Micaiah Carter and a global collective of creatives including Paloma Elsesser, Jon Batiste, Kyemah McEntyre, Diana Gordon, and photographers Fan Xin and Zhang Meng.

It tells the story of creative families united by shared beliefs and purpose to spotlight Basquiat’s vision of bold expression, activism through art, and his desire, as he once said, to “be part of the family of artists.”

“Basquiat is one of my heroes,” said Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers. “He embodied the creative, inclusive spirit of New York and was a force for change in his community. I am proud to celebrate his work and values and help bring them to a new generation. I’m also incredibly grateful for the support and trust given to me by Basquiat’s family, and would like to thank them for their help in creating this collection and campaign.”

“We really love this collection from Coach,” said Jeanine Basquiat, sister of Basquiat, on behalf of the artist’s family. “They did a great job in capturing the spirit and energy of Jean-Michel’s work and putting together a perfect group of creative talent to bring this to life. We’ve always been fans of Coach, so this is a dream project for us.”

To celebrate the campaign, Coach introduced a series of short social-first films in which the cast discuss the importance of family, art and Basquiat’s legacy, inviting community members to join the conversation.

Source: COACH


Tapt By Hatch: The One Business Card You Need in Your Life

Australian-based tech start-up, Tapt By Hatch, has launched Australia’s first physical digitised business card to market. By revolutionising the outdated business necessity, Tapt is streamlining contact transfers, providing a contact-free solution, and saving millions of business cards from landfill along the way.

With a reported 27 million business cards printed daily, 88% of which are tossed within a week of being passed on, Tapt is bringing a sustainable, sleek, and contact-free alternative to Australian consumers.

The innovative tech allows users to import their contact details onto the card and update them as needed – meaning there’s no more need for new cards when moving roles or changing positions.

Sharing contacts is easy, simply tap or scan your Tapt card onto a phone to share your contact details seamlessly.

Tapt’s sustainable ergonomic design is crafted from reusable materials, creating an environmentally-friendly and durable card that will stand the test of time.

Tapt By Hatch is available for purchase online with prices starting at $64.95. Consumers can choose to personalise their Tapt card, with personalised engraving available.

Tapt is revolutionising the business card industry and encouraging consumers to ditch the single- use business card.

Source: Tapt by Hatch


FENDI Presents FENDI Renaissance in Tokyo with Anima Mundi

Rome’s luxury Maison FENDI presented a new streaming event FENDI Renaissance – Anima Mundi, in collaboration with the Tokyo University of the Arts, the highest seat of arts studies in Japan.

The third music performance worldwide, after Rome and Shanghai, features the students of the Tokyo University of the Arts Rio Arai, a violinist, and Kohei Ueno a saxophonist, playing the Finale of Gioachino Rossini’s William Tell Overture. Anima Mundi represents the unifying principle from which each organism takes shape, articulating and differentiating itself through its individual specifications, to then unify under a Universal Soul.
The two musicians were both dressed in two different looks from the FENDI Prefall 2020 Collection.

Following his fearless journey in both spirit and style, switching up from the sharp contours of
The streaming event takes place at the Shibuya Sky, an observation area located 230 meters above the skyline of Shibuya, providing a panoramic view over Tokyo, and also at GINZA SIX Garden – the rooftop garden, located in GINZA SIX, a symbolic representation of a natural environment in the heart of a metropolis.

The initial idea is derived from the strong desire to deliver to the community a positive message of “rebirth through art, fashion and music” after the coronavirus worldwide pandemic. The performance is a symbol of ‘hope for the future’, a common prayer of all of us.

Like many of Rossini’s compositions with nearly visible effects of joy and thrill, the William Tell Overture leads the listener to climactic emotional heights and excitement. The collaboration between FENDI and the Tokyo University of the Arts, is an ode to the expression of aesthetics and creativity at the highest level.

Since the exhibition “FENDI – Un Art Autre: Another Kind of Art, Creation and Innovation in Craftsmanship” held at the University Art Museum in 2013, FENDI has continuously supported the Tokyo University of the Arts and reinforces this bond today.

Source: FENDI


MASERATI REVEALS MC20 SUPER CAR

Maserati enters the new Era with MC20, the new super sports car that combines performance, sportiness and luxury in the unique Maserati style. MC20 was presented to the world in Modena on during the “MMXX: Time to be audacious” event.

The new MC20 (MC for Maserati Corse and 20 for 2020, the year of its world première and the start of the Brand’s new Era) is the Maserati everyone was waiting for. It is a car with incredible aerodynamic efficiency, which conceals a sporty soul, with the new Nettuno engine, a 630 horsepower V6 with torque of 730 Nm that delivers 0-100 km/h acceleration in under 2,9 seconds and a top speed over 325 km an hour. An engine that signals Maserati’s return to producing its own power units after a hiatus of more than 20 years.

The MC20 is an extremely lightweight car under 1,500 kg (kerb weight), and thanks to its power output of 630 hp it comes out best in class in weight/power ratio, at just 2.33 kg/hp. This record is achieved through the use of choice quality materials, exploiting all the potentials of carbon fibre without any sacrifices with regard to comfort.

Nettuno, the first engine in this new chapter of the Trident’s history, is the MC20’s twin turbo V6, a technologic gem already awarded an international patent, which puts the MTC (Maserati Twin Combustion) technology, the ground-breaking combustion system developed in-house, onto the world’s roads.

Overall, this revolutionary project has resulted in a car that epitomises Italian excellence. In fact, MC20 was designed in Modena and will be built at the Viale Ciro Menotti plant, where the Trident’s models have been built for more than 80 years. The new production line, created in the spaces where the GranTurismo and GranCabrio models were assembled until November 2019, is now ready for action in the historic plant. The site also features a new paintshop incorporating innovative, environment-friendly technologies. Nettuno will also be built in Modena, at the newly established Maserati Engine Lab.

The MC20 design was produced in about 24 months, with the involvement from the outset, in an innovative approach, of a team of Maserati Innovation Lab engineers, technical specialists from the Maserati Engine Lab and designers from the Maserati Style Centre.

The Virtual Vehicle Dynamics Development system, which includes the use of one of the world’s most advanced dynamic simulators, was developed in-house by the Maserati Innovation Lab and is based on a complex mathematical model called Virtual Car. This method allowed performance of 97% of dynamic tests, optimising development times. The car was then fine-tuned in the best Maserati tradition with exhaustive track and road test-driving sessions in the most widely varying conditions of use.

The guiding theme of the MC20’S design was the Brand’s historic identity, with all the elegance, performance and comfort integral to its genetic make-up. The focus on performance led to the conception of a car with a distinct personality, with unmistakable forms that render it unique.

The butterfly doors are not only stunningly beautiful but also functional, as they improve the car’s ergonomics and enable optimal access to and from the cabin.

The aerodynamics were designed through over two thousand man-hours in the Dallara Wind Tunnel and more than a thousand CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulations, which enabled the creation of a genuine work of art. The resulting car has a sleek line, with no mobile appendages but just a discreet rear spoiler that improves downforce without detracting from the MC20’s beauty. The CX is more under 0,38.

The MC20 is designed to enable coupé and convertible versions and for full electric power.
Once inside the cabin, the driver is always central, and nothing must distract them from the sporting driving experience. Every component has a purpose, and is completely driver-oriented. Simple forms, very few sharp edges and minimal distractions. Two 10 inch screens: one for the cockpit and the other for the Maserati Touch Control Plus (MTC Plus MIA).

Simplicity is also the keynote of the carbon fibre-clad central console, with just a few features: the wireless smartphone charger, the driving mode selector (GT, Wet, Sport, Corsa and a fifth, ESC Off, which deactivates the control functions), two speed selection buttons, the power window controls, the Multimedia System controls, and a handy storage compartment underneath the armrest. All the other controls are on the steering wheel, with the ignition button on the left and the launch control on the right.

The new MC20 will be connected at all times with the Maserati Connect program. The full range of services includes connected navigation, Alexa and Wifi Hotspot and can also be managed through the Maserati Connect smartphone or smartwatch App.

For the launch, Maserati has also developed six new colours to characterise MC20: Bianco Audace, Giallo Genio, Rosso Vincente, Blu Infinito, Nero Enigma and Grigio Mistero. Each of them has been conceived, designed and developed exclusively for this car and they all convey important themes: a strong reference to Made in Italy, to Italian identity and to the land, as well as one linked to Maserati tradition.

Both visually and conceptually, there are strong references to the MC12, the car that marked Maserati’s racing comeback in 2004. In the same way as its predecessor, MC20, with its explicitly racing soul clear from its name alone, announces the intention to return to the world of racing.

Source: Maserati


Meet the Palm Beach Collection candle scent: Posy

Palm Beach Collection’s Posy scent is the ultimate floral bouquet. What makes this scent so unique? With a base of Musk, Sandalwood and Amber, Posy is built on three core fragrances.

Floral: A feminine soft fragrance, which adds a pleasant yet sweet aroma to any space.

Rosewood: A light, woody scent that carries hints of a floral aroma. Recognised as a grounding fragrance that creates a sense of positivity.

Cyclamen: A combination of flowery scents that is beautifully transparent with a hint of sweetness.

Subtly sweet, this light, uplifting scent will fill your home with the fragrance of springtime. Palm Beach Collection Posy:

Standard Candle RRP $42.94

Mini Candle RRP $19.95

Diffuser RRP $42.95

Body Wash & Lotion RRP $42.95

Hand Cream RRP $18.95

Available online: palmbeachcollection.com.au

Source: Palm Beach Collection